With its plastered and painted houses, Álvaro stands out from Schist Villages in general. In ancient times, this was a town and the seat of the municipality, becoming an important basis for the Order of Malta. Its rich religious heritage includes fifteen chapels, of which eight are within the village. The matriz church dedicated to Saint James, from which processions leave once a month every year, stands out. You should not miss the chapels’ rout which has a wayside shrine in each path and countless surprises among its religious heritage. But this is not the only reason why you should visit this extraordinary place. Pedestrian routes, river beaches, handicraft, food, quality rural lodgings: Álvaro has a little bit of everything.