The best Galician cuisine with views of the Cíes Islands
The Parador de Baiona offers the best Galician cuisine in a unique spot with spectacular views over the bay and the Cíes Islands. Here you will be able to enjoy two restaurant spaces, the restaurant Torre del Príncipe and the Enxebre A Pinta. They both offer an exquisite traditional cuisine based on local fish and seafood, and Ternera Gallega I.G.P. meats.
The term “Enxebre” is strongly linked to the traditional, the pure, the authentic Galician. In A Pinta you can taste, with a more informal concept and in a seafaring atmosphere, dishes such as octopus á feira (with potatoes and paprika), empanada del obrador (savoury pie), Galician cheeses, zamburiñas á grella (small scallops) or baked scallops. Through the cuisine you will get to know the essence of Galicia. During the summer it is open every day. The rest of the year it only opens on Saturdays for lunch and dinner and Sundays for lunch.
Type of kitchen
Fish from the fish market and traditional Galician dishes, octopus a feira, Galician empanada (pie)...
A Neo-Gothic palace with incredible views of the Rías Baixas
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.