Parador de Baiona ****
36300 - Baiona (Pontevedra)
Spain

Pontevedra Province

WALLED FORTRESS SURROUNDED BY THE SEA

Occupying the Monterreal Peninsula, this is one of the most extraordinary Paradores, half medieval fortress and half Galician stately architecture. It rises up as an impressive viewpoint over the ocean, surrounded by a walled enclosure, protected by the sea and flanked by a beautiful pine wood. The Parador has regal and elegant common rooms in which decorative elements from other times abound. Stately living rooms and spacious bedrooms, many with views of the sea, make up a grandiose interior in which the splendid stone staircase of the entrance hall stands out. The sea-bass with razor clams in a sauce of turnip greens, seafood dishes, Santiago cake and 'filloas' (type of crepe) make up the varied gastronomic showcase of this Parador.

What to eat...

Excellent Moaña veal The Parador offers you the marvelous Galician cuisine that you have to try: sea-bass, seafood, Santiago cake, 'filloas', Moaña veal meat... mouthwatering.

Typical festivals

* Arrival of La Pinta caravel 1 March, Baiona
* Virgen del Carmen 16 July, Baiona
* La Anunciada 2nd Sunday August Baiona
* Santos Cosme and Damián 26 September, Baiona
* Virgen de la Roca procession last Sunday in August, Baiona

Visits

* Baiona. Cruceiro de la Santísima Trinidad, Virgen de la Roca, replica of the 'La Pinta'
* Portugal. Valença do Minho (25 km), Viana do Castelo (60 km). Vigo (20 km). Tui (25 km)
* Pontevedra (50 km)
* A Toxa (80 km)

The rooms:
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