Olveira Bridge

Possibly constructed in the 16th century, over the waters of the Xallas River. The bridge is made of quarried stone and has three, semi-circular arches of 7 metres in height and a span of twelve metres, and four buttresses. It originally had passing places on the buttresses to allow those crossing to pass.

During the Spanish War of Independence, on 12th April, 1809, there was a fierce battle to stop the French troops from crossing the bridge at Ponteolveira. The French, more in number and better armed, won the battle and in reprisal they decapitated the ringleaders, the priests of Mazaricos and Colúns, in A Picota.