Fragas do Eume The magic of the forest
Fragas do Eume were declared a Nature Reserve in 1997. It is one of the best preserved riparian Atlantic forests in Europe. The river Eume has its source in Serra do Xistral and flows into the sea in Pontedeume. It is about 100 km long and has carved a deep canyon in its final stretch where the banks host the forests that are named after it.
The thick vegetation transforms the landscape through the seasons with a variety of colours that are a real treat for the senses. Oaks and chestnuts along with birches, willows, hazels, hollies, laurels and yews make up these magical forests, apart from a wide variety of Tertiary relict mosses and ferns. It is also easy to encounter native wildlife species, rightful inhabitants of this unique place.