The Alameda in Santiago and pazo gardens close to the city
The Alameda has an important botanical significance
Green has always characterised the landscape of Santiago. This is equally true of the Old Town, where its historic gardens are often-visited iconic areas. Preferred by Compostelans for strolling and recreation is the Alameda, which we can visit after breakfast. It is divided into four areas: Campo da Estrela, Paseo da Ferrradura, Paseo da Alameda and Carballeira de Santa Susana.
|"Chove en Santiago|
meu doce amor.
Camelia branca do ar
brila entrebecida ô sol."
|"It’s raining in Santiago|
my sweet love.
The wind-whipped white camellia
shines sombrely at the sun”.
| ||Federico García Lorca|
Their flower beds, benches, statues, sculptures, fountains, ponds, bandstand, pigeon loft and churches help recreate nineteenth-century, modernist and up-to-date airs. Also significant is its value as a botanical garden due to its great variety of species, many of which are exotic.