Sample Some History in Coruna - the Pazo De Hermida

By: Stephen Stewart

As would be fit any major country in the western world, hotels in Galicia and Northern Spain are spacious, comfortable and clean. The categorisation for the hotels is awarded on a star system and these are allocated by the regional tourist authorities.

Those searching for luxury will just head straight for the exclusive hotels and "Paradors" whilst even the family run "casas rurales" are excellent places to stay and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

In this article we are going to take a look at the Pazo de Hermida.

The Pazo can be found at Lestrobe - Dodro - 15.916 - A CORUÑA

As of the time of the writing of this article the contact telephone number for The Pazo is +34 981 81 71 10 and the fax number is +34 981 81 71 17.

At the time of the writing of this article, the manager to contact for information would be unknown and The Pazo has the following number of rooms: 6.

The Pazo de Hermida is can be found in Padron, at the head of the RÃ?a de Arousa. The town, which is also the birthplace of RosalÃ?a de Castro, still preserves the house where the writer spent the last years of her life and this has been turned into a museum. A visit to this museum, along with the Camilo Jose Cela Foundation is a must for any tourist. From Padron it is easy to travel to any point in Galicia. The Ria, which is one of the most tranquil estuaries in Galicia, offers limitless possibilities for water sports and fishing.

Like all Pazos, there is a fair amount of history surrounding the building and in this case it is the following. In the 10th Century. the Towers of Lestrove were the most visible part of the defence fortifications in the RÃ?a de Arousa and were the origin of the Pazo de Hermida, a manor house with a coat of arms belonging to Galician nobility. RosalÃ?a de Castro would go there and spend long periods of time -in fact two of this poet's children were born there. The Pazo was also a silent witness to the signing of the Pact of Lestrove, which established the constitution of the Republican Federation of Galicia in March, 1930.

With regards to the actual facilities that the Pazo has to offer they are as follows: 5 double rooms, 1 deluxe double room and there is a telephone and TV in very room..

All usual mealtimes are observed at this Pazo and they are, Breakfast and Supper.

As well as the individual room facilities, this Pazo has the following shared amenities and facilities: 2 Drawing rooms, Dining room, Library.

Outside you can find the following amenities for guests: Grounds/Garden, Parking.

The immediate geographic location for this Pazo is as follows: Spending a few days at the Pazo de Hermida is like having an inside view of part of the recent history of Galicia. Stroll through the rooms, sit at the actual table where the Pact of Lestrove was signed, enjoy the fireside warmth of the lareira and venture out onto the stone-paved patio to take a breath of fresh air. The Pazo is surrounded by a vast expanse of land where there are a number of recreational areas perfect for spending a pleasant afternoon.

With regards to the scenic location for the Pazo, it is extremely well located. The nearby RÃ?a de Arousa gives you the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful landscape of the area as well as the possibility of doing all kinds of water sports. The town of Padron is also well connected to Santiago de Compostela, the RÃ?as Bajas and the Costa da Morte, which makes the Pazo de Hermida a perfect starting point from which to set out on excursions..

If the above are not enough for either you or your family then you will find within close proximity the following facilities; Hiking, Rafting, Canoeing, Quad Biking, Golf, Coarse Fishing.

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