"Country residence south of Santiago de Compostela"
Beautiful country residence turned full fare hotel located in a small village called Lestrove, in South Galicia, Spain.
Lestrove is 20 mi South of Santiago de Compostela, a very important university and medieval town. Most important is the Santiago de Compostela medieval cathedral, worldwide known shrine that holds the relics of the Apostle and is the end point of the Camino de Santiago, a catholic pilgrimage and trecking experience that can be planned to cover as much as several hundred mi. Padron, a village 2 mi appart from Lestrove, is the landing place of the disciples carrying the Apostle relics from Palestine. The mythical boulder (Pedron in old Spanish) where the disciples tied up their ship to, is kept under the altar of a local chapel. Padron is the birthplace of the XIII century spanish poet Macias, which is my family name.
Galicia is a beautiful country, with rolling hills, fertile and well cultivated valleys and stunning coastline, fiord type, called rias. Galicia people is kind, merry and very helpful.
The hotel staff is outstanding in terms of helpfullness, local knowledge, and hotel services. The hotel has a beatiful design and is very clean. Cooking is simple but delicious, helped by the local availabity of fresh products from the farm and the sea.
It is useful getting communicated in Spanish, as not everybody is proficient in English. Access by car with GPS and a great dosis of patience, as local roads and streets are winding and, at time, confusing.
Norberto from Corpus Christi, TX