Parador de Pontevedra - Renaissance palace (4*)
Pontevedra and its Parador offer everything you could possibly wish for from a holiday. Situated on the north western most point of Spain and located at an inner point of the inlet leading to the Atlantic sea, this beautiful 16th century palace is the former home of the Counts of Maceda, and is steeped in history.
The Parador de Pontevedra exudes a feeling of authenticity with many original features and objects to set the scene, whilst the light stone walls create a bright and airy atmosphere. Mirrors, antiques, paintings and candelabras all add to the richness of the atmosphere.
Taking pride of place in the reception is the intricately carved sweeping staircase which leads to the upper levels of the Parador where the guest rooms are situated. Rooms are colourful and welcoming with traditional décor befitting the Parador’s history.
The restaurant is very much like a welcoming, homely (albeit a little larger!) dining room. For those warmer days and indeed nights, why not take your meals out on the patio where you can enjoy the weather whilst overlooking the beautiful garden, which features a fountain as a centre point surrounded by well-manicured trees and plants. There is also the opportunity to enjoy your meals and drinks on the lawn for a truly ‘summer garden party’ atmosphere.
The proximity of the coast means that the Pontevedra Parador is very well equipped to offer delicious, fresh seafood dishes as a local delicacy. This would be a welcome treat after a day of exploring Pontevedra and all the historic delights it has to offer.