Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Green Spain

The Parador de Pontevedra is situated in the well-preserved, mostly pedestrianised old quarter of Pontevedra. A majestic, carved stone staircase, invites you into the stately building which was once residence of the counts of Maceda. The staircase leads to comfortable rooms which are classic in style. Spend your days exploring the historic treasures of the city, before returning to your hotel in the evening to enjoy the delicious dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, served out on the terrace during the warm, summer months.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Santiago de Compostela
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Pontevedra

The Parador de Pontevedra, located in the old quarter of Pontevedra, provides a great base for exploring the city’s historic treasures as well as the surrounding coves and beaches which offer delicious seafood and wine.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Set in the old quarter, this hotel is central to the historic city of Pontevedra. The parador is only 18 kilometres from the urban Silgar beach in Sanxenxo and 24 kilometres from the city of Vigo.

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Santiago de Compostela

Distance from airport 73 km

Closest railway station Pontevedra

Distance from railway station 3 km

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, bar, garden, laundry, private parking.

Land sports

Cycling, Hiking (unguided), Horse-riding, Golf

Out and about nearby

Visit the surrounding monasteries including Lérez Monastery and Poio Monastery, both within 5 kilometres of the Parador itself. Take a walk or relax on the golden, sandy A Lanzada Beach or along the urban Silgar Beach in Sanxenxo.

Sports nearby

Golf, boat rides

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£610

Holiday Code EXH2065

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Pontevedra

Room descriptions

Parador de Pontevedra has 47 rooms, each with air-conditioning, heating, private bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, television, telephone and hairdryer.

Double or twin room
Superior double room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£610

Holiday Code EXH2065

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Pontevedra

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Pontevedra, our clients usually hire a car from Santiago de Compostela airport and include the hotel as part of a fly-drive touring holiday. We include flights from London and a hire car.

Additional information

Children: An extra bed for a single child can be added in all room types.

Other information: Please note that this hotel is set in a predominantly pedestrianised area. There is some parking at the hotel, but it is limited. There are other public car parks available nearby.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£610

Holiday Code EXH2065

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Pontevedra

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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