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No medio da Ribeira do Val do Frade existe un lugar que os veciños coñecen como Os Conventos. Nese lugar, contan, vivían os frades e cerca tiñan un cárcere cuxos presos facían os traballos máis duros.

Some archaeological ruins can be seen on the surface: a series of walls forming rectangular spaces. Medieval documents mention a lost monastery, San Martiño de Piñeira, although its exact location is unclear.

In May 2019, a team of archaeologists began a dig at Os Conventos to try to locate the missing monastery.

Watch the second season of Adegas da Memoria to see what they found.

You can also read the dig reportby director Xurxo Ayán.

The mysterious walls

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