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Galicia boasts no less than eleven paradores – each one different, each one unique and each one worth visiting.

I hope the videos will give you a taste of the paradores and a taste of Galicia. All can be reserved or viewed in greater detail at the superb Parador website

Baiona ( 4 stars )

. – 36300 Baiona, Pontevedra
Situated on the Monterreal peninsula, this is one of the most unique Paradors; the building is mid-way between a medieval fortress and seigniorial Gallegan architecture.

Cambados ( 4 stars )

Pº Calzada, s/n. – 36630 Cambados, Pontevedra
The former Pazo de Bazán was an ancestral mansion built in the 17th Century; it is located on the green landscapes of the Rías Baixas, on the Ría de Arousa.

Ferrol ( 3 stars )

Plaza do Contralmirante Azarola Gresillón. – 15401 Ferrol, A Coruña
The Hotel is set in the heart of this attractive sea-faring city and recreates the essence of a Galician mansion in its image, with glassed balconies and a special maritime setting.

Monforte de Lemos ( 4 stars )

Plaza Luis de Góngora y Argote, s/n. – 27400 Monforte de Lemos, Lugo
The monumental group of buildings of San Vicente do Pino stands at the highest point of the town of Monforte de Lemos: the Torre del Homenaje, the monastery of San Vicente do Pino and the Palace of the Counts of Lemos, these last two housing the Parador de Monforte.

Pontevedra ( 4 stars )

C/ Barón, 19. – 36002 Pontevedra, Pontevedra
The Parador occupies a palace which was formerly the residence of the Counts of Maceda.

Ribadeo ( 4 stars )

C/ Amador Fernández, 7. – 27700 Ribadeo, Lugo
The Hotel occupies a traditional Galician country house on the Ribadeo estuary, a centre for sailing and holidaymaking, next to the coast of Asturias.

Santiago de Compostela
( 5 stars great luxury )

Plaza Do Obradoiro, 1. – 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña
Combining history, art and tradition, the goal of pilgrims and the emblem of St. James, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in the Plaza do Obradoiro, forms together with the cathedral one of the world’s most remarkable and, most visited, urban settings.

Santo Estevo ( 4 stars )

Monasterio de Santo Estevo. – 32162 Nogueira de Ramuín, Ourense
This Benedictine monastery in the middle of the Ribeira Sacra, an area of outstanding natural beauty where the Rivers Miño and Sil meet, is one of Galicia’s monastic centres and now a holiday highlight.

Tui ( 4 stars )

Avda. Portugal, s/n. – 36700 Tui, Pontevedra
This hotel in the historic city of Tui, on the Portuguese border, is a faithful reproduction of a pazo or Galician country house, in a setting of mountains and rivers.

Verín ( 3 stars )

. – 32600 Verín, Ourense
Opposite the medieval fortress of Monterrei, the structure is like a pazo, the typical country house of Galicia, with a crenellated tower, lovely views of the castle, Verín and the prestigious vineyards of the valley.

Vilalba ( 4 stars )

C/ Valeriano Valdesuso, s/n. – 27800 Vilalba, Lugo
This impressive tower from medieval Galicia, now converted into a hotel which originated from this fortress, home of the Andrades, the counts of Vilalba dominates the landscape of this town, centre of the “Terra Chá” area.

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