Parador de Verín
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- Twin rooms (22)
- Room with living room (1)
- Capacity (46)
- Conference room
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- Canal plus
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- Swimming pool
- Airport (180km)
- Station (32km)
- Port (180km)
Parador de Verín - Traditional Galician Manor House (3*)
This traditional Galician manor house is located 2km from Verin’s town centre with great views across the town and the surrounding countryside. The Parador comprises several buildings of stone construction with a castellated tower. The interior maintains the style of a Galician manor house, with traditional wooden ceilings, pillars and chandeliers. Many rooms overlook the countryside and feature décor which complements the historic nature of the property. There is a children’s play area and a swimming pool in the garden, and the Parador’s restaurant serves typical Galician dishes such as Merluza de Pincho a la Gallega (hake in a sauce of garlic, olive oil and paprika), Caldo Gallego (a stew of beans, meat and vegetable) and Filloas (crêpes with cream and eau de vie). One can stay and relax here in peaceful surroundings whilst overlooking the vineyards.
Verin is Galicia’s most southerly town of note complete with a cinema, a library and an exhibition hall. For those who have a taste for history, we recommend seeing Casa de la Cultura, a former historic educational establishment which is now used for cultural events and theatre productions, as well as the Casa del Asistente which is known as the ‘Casa del Escudo’ due to the family crests covering its walls (escudo is the Spanish for crest/shield), and the Casa de Los Acevedo, a historical building constructed in stone with three prominent arches and two balconies.
Green spaces and vineyards surround Verin and for wine lovers, you can try a traditional Monterrei wine with tapas.
The river Tamega winds around Verin, making its way through Galicia and heading towards Portugal which is just a stone’s throw away. You can hop over to Portugal for the day and visit the border town of Chaves with its famous roman bridge.
As for the festivals in Verin, take in the carnival in February with its fireworks, street musicians, flour fights, masked men running the streets, and the masked ball taking place over a weekend. Spend Easter in Verin, where you can enjoy celebratory dinners, the procession, and mass on the Sunday.
|Click here for Lorna Roberts' expert view of this Parador as she journeys through Galicia|
The Parador de Verin will close from 10th to 31st December 2018.
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 8.00 to 11.00 and dinner from 21.00 to 23.00.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.30 and still enjoy a meal.
Typical Galician dishes on the menu at the restaurant include Merluza de Pincho a la Gallega (hake in a sauce of garlic, olive oil and paprika), Caldo Gallego (a stew of beans, meat and vegetable) and Filloas (crêpes with cream and eau de vie).
The opening dates for the outdoor swimming pools are from the 01 July until the 15 September 2019.
Please note the opening and closing dates will depend on the weather and availability of lifeguards.
How to get there
The Parador is located within MonterreI, 2 km from Verín along the Madrid-Benavente-Vigo main road. Verín is 78 km from Ourense.
Puebla de Sanabria - 85km
Villafranca del Bierzo - 135km
Pontevedra - 175km
Tui - 178km
Santiago Airport - 230km
Region & Cuisine
Occupying the north-west corner of Spain and forming the border with the north of Portugal, the Autonomous Community of Galicia is known as the land of 1,000 rivers.
Very much part of what is becoming popularly known as ‘Green Spain’, many Spaniards consider this as their favourite region of the country and regularly come here for their holidays in July and August to escape the extreme heat of the cities and countryside further south. The climate of Galicia is mild and akin to that of Britanny: maximum temperatures in the summer are around 20°C and in winter rarely fall below 5°C, with rain not at all uncommon during the winter months.
The interior of the region is largely hilly – not really mountainous – and criss-crossed by the rivers that flow down to the Cantabrian sea in the north and to the Atlantic in the west, many of them forming the famous Galician ‘Rias’, or small fjords. Stretches of the coast line have magnificent beaches and beautiful fishing villages, while in other areas the coast is wild and rocky with steep cliffs.
The principal cities in Galicia include Lugo, Ourense, Vigo and La Coruña (or A Coruña) but for most visitors the big attraction - and what an attraction - is Santiago de Compostela with its incomparable Cathedral of St James. To stand in the main square of the city (Plaza do Obradoiro) facing the Cathedral and with the magnificent Parador ‘Hostal dos Reis Catolicos’ to your left is an experience to be savoured.
Also to be savoured is Galician cuisine, which enjoys a very high reputation throughout Spain principally for its excellent fish and seemingly endless varieties of shellfish. Whatever you enjoy that comes out of the sea, you’re virtually certain to find it in Galicia – as fresh as can be, and of the highest quality.
Apart from sea food, other Galician specialities well worth trying are:
Caldo Gallego – very much part of Galician cuisine, this is essentially a warming soup consisting of cabbage, potatoes, beans and ham or chorizo.
Lacon con Grelos – salted ham with young turnip tops.
Cocido Gallego – meat, potatoes and chickpea stew.
Empanada Gallega – a typical pie with fish or meat.
To accompany all this, the local Albariño white wines are extremely good, and as a digestif (also good for a sore throat!) try ‘orujo’ which is similar to grappa.
Last but not least, remember that Galicia has its own language - Gallego - which is a kind of mixture of Spanish (Castellano) and |Portuguese. Gallego is widely spoken, and used for road and other signs, throughout the region, but practically all ‘Gallegos’ also speak Castellano.
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.