History of the house
Our oldest references speak about the existence of an artisan that practiced the art of iron in this place. For that reason, nowadays, the house is still called “Casa del Herrero” (The Blacksmith’s house). The most ancient document that we have of the house is dated 1962, during which our Fogar was being used as a barn. The barns in the village of Tuiriz were very important since it was a place where the cultivation of crops was very dominant, more specifically rye.
During numerous decades Fogar do Pumar functioned as a barn but ultimately its use would be changed to a guesthouse for family members returning from abroad. The house was left out of use around 15 years ago, turning into just another one on the list of closed houses in the Galician countryside.
Today, we are opening its doors with much eagerness and we are putting it back to use. Now it is categorized as “touristic accommodation”, preserving the essence of the house being a place of welcoming guests as it once was. In this case it receives travelers that decide to visit the Ribeira Sacra and aim to stay in the small villages of Galicia.
It is a project that contributes to the revitalization of the countryside in the XXI century during which our Fogar do Pumar is already a part of the place’s history.