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16TH CENTURY RENAISSANCE PALACE
The Parador, once the residence of the counts of Maceda, is located in the old quarter of the magnificent city of Pontevedra. You will be welcomed by a stately carved stone staircase leading to comfortable guest rooms. The building is decorated with antiques and very valuable classic furniture. It combines regal, noble and stately styles with charming rural elements. The surrounding area invites you to visit coves and beaches, and to enjoy fine seafood and excellent wine.
Located in the historical centre of town, this Parador is an old Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century which was formerly the residence of the Counts of Maceda. Distinguished, stately and noble describe the interior which boasts regal staircases, antiques and illustrious furniture. The carved stone staircase leads the way to the welcoming, comfortable bedrooms. The dining room has an aristocratic appearance completing the harmony of the common areas decorated with mirrors, paintings and candelabras. As is usual in the paradors, the menu concentrates on the regional cooking. There are however international dishes and a special gluten free suggestions.
Located in a pedestrian zone in the oldest part of Pontevedra, walking is essential for sightseeing the porticos and the many little palaces in the town.
You won't want to leave without taking a walk through the well-preserved old quarter of Pontevedra, most of which has been pedestrianized. Visit Santa María la Mayor Basilica, a jewel of Gothic architecture, and La Virgen Peregrina Church, a chapel with a scallop-shaped floor plan and beautiful night lighting. Other highlights include Pontevedra Museum, whose collection is held in five different locations: Santo Domingo Monastery, Sarmiento Palace, and the Castro Monteagudo, García Flórez and Fernández López buildings.
A few kilometers from the city, the Rías Baixas region opens onto the Atlantic. You can enjoy fantastic sunsets in spots such as A Toxa Island, urban beaches like Silgar Beach in Sanxenxo, or vast areas of golden sand like A Lanzada Beach.
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HOW TO GET THERE:
The Parador is located in the old quarter of the town, right in the heart of the Rías Baixas. Pontevedra is linked by motorway to the main provincial capitals of Galicia. It is 23 km from Vigo, 55 from Santiago de Compostela and 120 km from A Coruña.
Upon reaching Pontevedra from the A-9 motorway, the best exit to take is `Pontevedra Norte`. Then follow the signs towards `Puente de Burgo` (the only approach road to the Parador), and after passing a roundabout, you will come to a pedestrian street that leads to the Parador.