It is a stone house completely restored which is divided into three apartments, each of the homes consist of two floors, on the first floor are the kitchens and living rooms and on the second floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom per apartment, the houses are fully furnished and equipped with all the necessary appliances and appliances. In the ground floor of the house there is a social room of approximately 70 square meters available to tenants, with board games, reading, etc. The houses are located within the Baixa Limia Serra do Xures Natural Park which is located southwest of the province of Orense, in the region of La Baja Limia. It covers a large territory that corresponds to the highest areas of the Councils of Entrimo, Lobios and Muíños, bordering Portugal and the Portuguese National Park of Peneda-Gerês. Altogether it constitutes a succession of ridges and valleys of short length and steep slopes in which the population of Requiás stands out.
The vegetation of the Park includes both Atlantic and Mediterranean border species. Oak melojares abound, which is accompanied by below 1000 meters by birches and at higher altitudes by wild pine and yew. They also appear chestnuts, holly, cork, strawberry and shrubby stratus, heather and broom. In addition there are enclaves with repopulations, mainly Pinuspinaster. The riverside forests around the watercourses are mainly made up of ash, alder, poplar, willow and hazel. Among the existing fauna there may be mentioned the raptors of open field, such as the common kestrel and the buzzard or the Montagu's harrier. Also fly over the area eagles real, short-toed and perdigueras. Among mammals, mention the presence of a small wolf colony, along with other species such as the rabbit, roe deer, fox, otter or wild boar.
The environment is made up of small villages, where ancestral customs are still preserved. The Roman legions passed through here to conquer the tribe of the Callaici, that is, the Galicians. There was no frontier then and it would not be long before there was one. The same river with two variants. Limia for the Galicians who see him born in the sources of Antela and Lima for the Portuguese who see him die in Viana do Castelo. The whole area is dominated by river courses. Numerous tributaries accompany the Limia that hosts three large reservoirs: Salas (Requiás) As Conchas and Lindoso. The latter with dam in Portuguese territory and Galician water. However, this is a dry line because it is not the rivers but the mountains that, as we get closer, delimit the horizon with its sierra profile. They are unmistakable with their characteristic peaks like castles. By altitude, they conserve the glacier cirques lower of the Iberian Peninsula. From north to south, Serra do Laboreiro and Queguas; the hills of O Quinxo; the height of Santa Eufemia, already a neighbor of the Serra do Xurés, which rises at the highest point of all these mountain ranges at the peak of A Nevosa (1. 539m); to the west the Serra do Pisco in (Requisa) and even further away the Serra da Pena and the lands of the Mixed Couto that once belonged neither to Spain nor to Portugal.
The steep rocky mountains attended the hunt for the last bear of these latitudes and today they witness the return of the Xurés goat through a plan to reintroduce the wild ibex. To preserve all diversity, one of the first community experiences of cross-border collaboration was launched. By rank, the Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portugal) together with the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park form a single natural jewel of this old and new Gallaecia. The Portuguese part conserves very leafy areas with large trees that were formerly used to sail as sleepers, frames and masts of fame in the seven seas. FLORA: Extensive bushes with some endemisms such as Iris boissieri. Oak woods and Mediterranean elements of cork oaks (Quercus suber) and strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo). In the highest areas it is accompanied by Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and yew (Taxus baccata).
FAUNA: Wolf pack (Canis lupus) and large prey: Corzo (Capreolus capreolus) and Mountain goat in a reintroduction program. In the high plains and in semi-freedom, the horse called Galician Pony or Garrano (Equus cavallus). Sporadically, Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos ROUTES: The Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park is one of the protected areas with the greatest historical, ethnographic and environmental personality of the autonomous community. There are hiking trails that in some cases mimic the sections of the Vía XVIII or Vía Nova that linked the Augustinian cities of Braga and Astorga. Road milestones can still be touched in the area of the Miliarios, nine kilometers from Lobios on the ascent that leads to Portela do Home. From the north this is one of the entrances to the Portuguese National Park of Peneda-Gerês. To get there, it runs at the sight of the Caldo River. The thermal benefits to which his name refers can still be enjoyed today. A little further up, it receives the brave stream of A Fecha, which flows into a waterfall. Full of rain is the highest and most impressive in Galicia. It is an area of roads and stops witnessed by the site of Aquis Querquennis, Roman camp in Bande, on the shore of the As Conchas reservoir. The site is being converted into a romanization museum. In the same municipality you can visit the first church in Galicia with a Visigoth plant or it will be better to say Sueva, in Santa Comba. Around the reservoir of Salas, in the municipality of Muíños, there are also hiking trails that are completed with an archaeological route.
A local road from the municipal capital in Mugueimes will lead us to the edge of its waters, with excellent possibilities for water sports, and the megalithic remains of Almeria de Moura and Casola do Foxo. The native cattle adapted perfectly to the difficulties of the sierra is the cow cachena, miniatures with long horns. They have been in danger of extinction. A good place to observe them is in the town hall of Entrimo. Specifically, accessing from the municipal capital in A Terrachá to Olelas, one of the most original villages in the province of Ourense ...
Climatic diversity imposes, in the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park, two climates and, consequently, two different vegetations. One of the great attractions of this park is its landscape variety. As for the vegetation, this space is located between two large regions of European flora: the Eurosiberian, of the Atlantic province, and the Mediterranean, of the province folderno-Leonese. For this reason, the vegetation alternates deciduous forests, characteristic of the humid climatic zones, with those of evergreen. We find, then, oak melojo, birches (below 1,000 meters), chestnut, holly or heather. Among the fauna we must mention the kestrel, the buzzard, the viper and some wolves. In addition, there are rabbits, roe deer and wild boar. The inhabitants of the area take advantage of the land through pastures and forage crops, alternating them with rye fallows.
For lovers of natural and cultural values Vegetation: Transition zone between two large European floral regions: the Eurosiberiana (Atlantic province) and the Mediterranean (province folderno-Leon). For this reason, the vegetation alternates forests of deciduous trees, characteristic of humid climatic conditions, with those of evergreen, more adapted to the lack of water during certain periods of the year. The most widespread plant formation is the deciduous forest, with oak (Quercus Pyrenaica) and birch (Betula celtibérica), with the presence of the strawberry tree and holly in the highest heights. There are several plant endemisms, among them Prunus Iusitanica, a species that colonizes barranquillos and other areas of high humidity.
Fauna: Mammals: There is a recovery program in progress of the horse (Equus cavallus) called Poni galego de Garrano, who lives in semi-freedom in the upper parts (Leboreiro, O Quinxo, Santa Eufemia, Xurés ou Pisco). The fauna is very varied. Among the amphibians and reptiles we can mention the salamander rabilarga, the Iberian lizard and the viperine snake. The two reservoirs located in the park are the habitat of important bird populations. Little grebes, mallards, loons and Montagu's harrier are some of them. The presence of golden eagle, hobby, goshawk, sparrowhawk, short-toed eagle, common kestrel, cuckoo, woodpecker and swift is also observed. In addition to game species such as wild boar, roe deer, partridge, hare or rabbit, mammals are represented by wolves. common shrew, otter polecat, genet, wildcat and weasel. In the water courses the trout appears.