Padrón is the starting point for this route that takes us to Santiago de Compostela and the most characteristics pazos as far as Pontevedra and Soutomaior. In addition to their gardens, we’ll enjoy their history and cuisine.
We’re suggesting a getaway in contact with the noblest stone in Galicia – the stone of its pazos – and an entire plant universe concentrated in its forests and gardens.
In them, native and exotic species share spaces among ponds, springs and waterfalls.
And they play in geometric compositions – in the French style – or wrap themselves in a rugged, more English, appearance.
Galicia’s noble gardens are spaces that lend themselves to sedately strolling and chatting.
Its design is reminiscent of the French style, which was incorporated into the characteristics of Galician pazos. It is surrounded by a nineteenth-century-style wrought iron gate whose luxuriance increases its romantic air. The entrance leads to the main corridor of banana trees, which helps distribute the paths and different areas into which the garden is divided.
Here, three hundred species – many of which are rare and some of which are unique in Spain –share space in barely one hectare of land. Of note are the coast redwood, which represents the green roof of the garden, next to the statue of the mediaeval troubadour Macías o Namorado; the Judas tree, whose thorny branches become entangled, forming the crown of Christ; and the Senegal date palm, which provides palm branches for Palm Sunday. If we visit in winter, we’ll enjoy the colourfulness of the camellias and if we come during early summer, the fragrance of the gardenias.
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