To the south of the Rías Baixas (four estuarine inlets), protected by the sea and with views of the beautiful Bay of Baiona, is the peninsula of Monterreal. There the Parador de Baiona awaits you: a historical castle with spectacular views of the ocean.
A mix between a medieval castle and a Galician stately home, the Parador offers regal and elegant rooms carefully decorated that will take you back in time to another age. Outstanding features include the majestic stone stairway in the reception area and a huge garden, equipped with a large swimming pool, from where you can view the entire bay.
The current Parador occupies the site of the old fortified town of Baiona, founded in 1497 by the Catholic Monarchs. Its strategic position made it a key factor in the wars between England and Spain; Francis Drake attacked the town in Francis Drake en 1585.
In the 19th c., the Marquis of the Pazo de la Merced bought the ruins of the town to build a beautiful Neo-Gothic palace, which was declared a National Monument in 1950. Between 1963 and 1966, it was restored and transformed into a Parador: the walls were repaired, and a typical Galician wine cellar was built in the old stables.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Seasonal swimming pool
Digital press and magazines service
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
Baiona is a medieval fortified town dominated by the Parador. The best way to discover Baiona is to lose yourself in the historical quarter or take a bike and ride along the sea promenade. Legend has it that Baiona was the first port to hear the news of the discovery of America, and this event commemorated every first weekend in March with the Fiesta de la Arribada, when the town dresses and goes back to the Middle Ages. You can enjoy the sights of the medieval market and shows on the beaches presided over the by the museum-replica of the ship, La Pinta. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity as you relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the city walls or make the day last with a glass of wine at a terrace bar.
But that’s not all. Baiona also means nature. The views from the town show you one of the reasons why : the Isles of Cíes. This virgin natural paradise, included in the Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia, is home to the “most beautiful beach in the world”, the Playa de Rodas. There are other spectacular beaches close to the Parador, such as La Ribeira, La Concheira and La Barbeira, where you can do all kinds of water sports such as sailing. Baiona’s strategic location also allows you to visit other places such as Vigo, Tui, Pontevedra and even Portugal.
- Following the path around Monte do Boi to the Prince's Tower
- Walk around Baiona's old town, discovering marvels such as Santa Liberata's Chapel or Santa María's excolegiata
- Naval House
- Seafront promenade
- Santa María de Oia's monastery
- Silleiro Lighthouse
- Beaches: Ribeira, Concheira and Barbeira
- Excursion to the Cíes Islands
- Route of the Pazos and Emblazoned Houses of Baiona
- Bike tour of Baiona
The Parador de Baiona has unparalleled halls for celebrations, which can hold up to 400 people. A family atmosphere, exquisite decoration, manicured gardens and idyllic scenery make this a unique place.