Padrón, the door to discover A Ría de Arousa
The rías are one of the most characteristic elements of the galician landscape. A Ría de Arousa is the largest of all of them, where the coast is taken up by iconic villages that you should visit if you have the chance to. Because its location, Padrón is a perfect starting point to get to know them. From the Scala Hotel Group we suggest you a tour through four unique galician villages part of this group.
Our tour starts at the anciently called “Compostela’s Port”, only 10 minutes away from Padrón. This place is mainly known for its Roman bridge that gives it its name and that joins both Ulla river’s banks. Its history left so many traces in the form of petroglyphs, castros, churches, pazos or roman remains.
This town is well-known because of its past led by Viking attacks. As a result of them, the West Towers were built, which can be seen from the promenades to the river beach. Its Viking Romeria, hold in august and where these invasions are staged, was listed as of International Tourist Interest. The rest of the year you can also live the experience of sailing on a Viking ship.
Vilagarcía de Arousa
One of the main Vilagarcía tourist attractions are the sea and its beaches, all surrounded by beautiful parks and green scenery. But this place can also boast about a wide historic past that provided the village with civil and religious architecture. Among these are beautiful churches and pazos, as the Vista Alegre one, Golpelleira or the Pazo of Rubiáns, famous because of its camellias and wines. Without forgetting, of course, its multitudinous Fiesta del Agua or Water Party, hold in august and listed as National Tourist Interest Festivity.
We are finishing our tour in the capital of the albariño wine. Going all over its granite streets and unique buildings, we will understand the reason why it was listed as Cultural Interest Site. Not in vain, Cambados is full of pazos, museums and religious architecture. You cannot leave without visiting the ruins of the old parish church Santa Mariña Dozo, full of tombstones. A really singular monument, one day listed as National Monument.
If now you want to know and enjoy these unique Galician villages, Scala Hotel Group is without doubt the ideal place for starting this unforgettable tour. Make your reservation now and appreciate our services. We are waiting for you.