Gastronomy in the heart of Ribeira Sacra
At the Parador de Santo Estevo you’ll be able to try the most exquisite dishes of cuisine from inland Galicia, prepared with the best local products. Chestnuts are one of the standouts on the menu, as are fish freshly from the Galician estuaries and Galician PGI veal, all of which are paired with Ribeira Sacra wines.
Exquisite Galician cuisine between canyons
Located in the old stables of the monastery, under a spectacular 14-metre-high stone vault next to a leafy and colourful forest of oak and chestnut trees, the Dos Abades restaurant is a magical place to try the best cuisine of Galicia. It serves products from the sea and the land, classic dishes from the Ribeira Sacra and desserts from Ourense such as bica and chestnut cake, all paired with the renowned wines of the area.
Type of kitchen
Grilled octopus; Galician do Mosteiro broth, Galician beef rump PGI, chestnut cake.
A Parador in the heart of Ribeira Sacra
The Parador de Santo Estevo, which is located in a Benedictine monastery, is one of the jewels of the network.
It is in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, surrounded by nature and boasts spectacular panoramic views of the canyon of the river Sil
The origins of the monastery date to the 10th century, although it underwent later extensions, so it is influenced by various architectural styles
It has three spectacular cloisters: one Romanesque, one Gothic and one Renaissance.
One of the attractions of this Parador is the contrast between the historic building and the avant-garde decoration in its interior
The rooms in what used to be the monks' cells.
It also has a spa in what were once the monastery’s wine cellars and an outdoor jacuzzi with views of the forest surrounding the monastery.