Pazo de Galegos

Pazo de Galegos

Pazo is the Galician word for palace. Most of them were built from the 16th to the 19th centuries as the grand country residences of aristocrats. These potentates employed servants to farm their land, rear their livestock and tend their vineyards while they tended to the affairs of state. The presence of a private chapel…

Quinta de San Amaro Hotel Restaurante

Quinta de San Amaro Hotel & Restaurant.

Although the hotel has been open some time, and with several flying visits with friends under my belt, this was the first time I was able to enoy the place in a relaxed and unhurried manner. The building itself is a tastefully restored quinta or country residence. The beautiful location, in the Rías Baixas Salnés…

Nagari Health Spa Hotel Vigo

Nagari Health & Spa Hotel Vigo

It’s not often I resort to adjectives like jaw-dropping and that hoary old favourite stunning, but yesterday I found myself groping for words to do justice to a fabulous discovery in downtown Vigo, right on the Plaza de Compostela. As I walked through the main entrance, the chatter on the café terrace reminded me that…

Little gem of Hotel in Cambados

Gem of a hotel in Cambados

A stroll around the ancient empty streets (at least in February) of Cambados is always a joy, but when one stumbles upon this absolute pearler of a boutique hotel just a few yards from the grandeur of the Praza de Fefiñans, it’s a challenge not to wander in and have a nose around. Not intending…