We want to refer us with this denomination to the forest space that mediates between the ruínas of the archaeological site, in the same line of the ancient road, and the modern, opened by Union Fenosa, three hundred metres to NW, and to an upper height, when remaining the first disabled by the reservoir of AsConchas. Its treat, partly, of terrains expropiated, the most next to the marsh, and, partly, of private forests populated of autochthonous trees, in many of the centenarian cases. They abound the shady oak trees, but are frequent, also, kill them of birches, willows, alder, ash trees and another  of own species of the atlantic forest.To this joins  the characteristic disposal of the terrain in soft slopes terraced and compartmentalized in plots of private property by means of walls raised with granitic composed settled to bone, the traditional way.They communicate to the different places of this conjoint ways cartwrights, today day almost blind and, by times, chopped on the terrain by the use, that joined the aldeas of Quintela and O Baño between himself and with his gardens of respective work. They result, besides, integrative elements of the group the big natural shell, paradise of greenness and of quietud, in which well the thermal waters , without forgetting the blue beauty of the immediate reservoir, the opulence of the soto of bananas ,already almost centenarian, of the mall of Porto Quintela or the fascinante beauty, in the lejanía, of the beaks of Fontefría, in Or Xurés. In front of the interrelationship of elements so notable has seemed us that the most suitable was to contribute to his full integration in an only landscape, since it does not exist combination more suggestive that the one of the archaeologic clean  ruins  inside some natural surroundings care, such as it already comes happening and all admire. Now well, our purpose is to advance in the extirpation of the undergrowth along all the group envolving al of the grove, respecting the existent, raising the fallen and restoring the traditional landscape of the place, such as in another time was, with his walls of closing separating the building, his wooden gates closing the entrances , in addition to the footpaths, quarries, mills, sources and all type of natural or ethnographic heritage that can go out to the step; seeking build, as I complement, in an abandoned curve, but strategically situated, of the current road, a tower-oriel, imitation of the Romans of border, from which can contemplate cenitalmente the group, so beautifully integrated, of park and camp.And east will be, besides, the starting point of the do of both traditional, re-discovered already, that, turned into green itineraries, pirmitirán visit each one of the corners of this small natural park to the that are referring us. The attempt is worthwhile, as they certify the first assessments effected on the up to now realized. Definitively, Archaeology and environment, by strength have to go of the hand to the hour to put in value a historical singular place, designed by the nature and the man for enjoy, so much of the residents of the surroundings, as of his possible visitors.




Basilica visigótica of Santa Comba The most famous monument of the surroundings is the basilica visigótica of Santa Comba, to two scarce kilometres of the romansite, following the road to the Portuguese border.Also in the vecinity of this existed another roman site related, definitely, at least remotely . The temple has been studied by diverse researchers, that do not put  totally of agreement, so much to the hour to determine his original structure like the phases of his construction.To our understand, and splitting of the founded suspicion that, before this construction, raised  in the place another previous paleocristiana, as they would show the rests marmory of the interior, the basilica that at present contemplates  would be of dating visigótica, with deep reforms in the Mozarabic period, more the pictorial and structural additions of the 16th century.In the interior conserve  some elements roman pieces of furniture, such as a miliario with the mile LI of the Via Nova, a ploughs devoted to Jupiter by an illustrate foreing character, possibly,and the rests of a relief bifronte of excellent execution.




It designated  Castro of Vemes in the Medievo, in spite of being absent any indication of fortress of this period inside his enclosure.It is distant of the camp some three kilometres, in a straight line, to Nw.ya almost without traces of walls, that had them, in the two enclosures that  him aribuyen,offers an big pill by his more vulnerable part, the noroccidental.


It has been object of two brief campaigns of excavción realised under the direction of the professor Rodríguez Colmenero, in 1982 and 1985, during which remained to the discovered diverse cabins of different plant and part of one of the entrances of the exterior enclosure. The plunder obtained has resulted of big interest, with jambas of door decorated, two daggers of antennas and several denarios of Augusto.se is studying to put it in value since it constitutes, maybe, the castro of greater size of the territory of the Quarquernos.




It finds  buried at present under the village of the same name, in the vicinity of Bande, intuiting still splits of his defensive system. In spite of not to have effected inside the yacimiento excavation programmed any, the occasional pertinent of his field results of an exceptional value: a dedication to Trajano, warriors galaicos, architectural elements decorated, funeral epigraphs of a big value etc. All these elements, but especially the fact that it appeared in this place the dedicatory to Trajano, suggest that it was in this oppidum in where it rooted the capital of the Quarquernos, progressively in slope in front of the increasing push of the near road mansion settled in the valley of the Limia.




To the exit of the village of Os Chaos to Santa Comba, derived of the Via Nova a way that advanced until the city of Lucus, crossing the Miño by the roman bridge of Ourense.From Os Chaos went  perching, by behind Santa Comba, until the foot of meridional mountain of the Castro of Lobosandaos for, from here, advance by the slope, following an optimum gradient, until the villageof Vilela, first, and Rubiás and after successive. The platform of the road, in some perfect places still, results fully and are quite a lot the places in where they perceive  the hacks effected in the rock to stuff his box. Visit this stretch, no less impressive that the ones of the Via Nova, of which splits, results a true pleasure.