Breakfast in hotel and check out.
Visit to Santiago del Pazo di San Lorenzo, an example of medieval monastery transformed into a noble residence. The origin of this building dates back to the XIII century, when Martín Arias, Bishop of Zamora, founded a hermitage dedicated to Saint Lorenzo, later transformed into a modest retreat of the Franciscan Order, surrounded by dense vegetation. The palace features gardens with great wealth and botanical variety. But a particular element of the palace is the cloister. This space in the shape of a square, surrounded by a porch on the lower floor and a veranda on the upper floor, features a walkway along the perimeter, which encloses a garden of trimmed bushes that form many shapes. Over the years, in fact they have become strange hieroglyphs whose meaning is difficult to decipher.
Thereafter, we take a guided walk in the center of Santiago de Compostela, where in the IX century, the Bishop Theodomine discovered the tomb of Archbishop Giacomo in which, according to a prophecy, a star would have shown here, (Campus stellae, from which Compostela takes the name). The city is famous for its cultural, architectural and religious significance.At 12.00, we attend the Pilgrim’s Mass at the Cathedral of Santiago with the ritual of the “Botafumeiro”: a gigantic censer hanging on a rope, leans towards the center of the church. It swings between the arms of the transept; it takes the speed thanks to the work of eight men, called the tiraboleiros, who move the rope.Time for lunch in the center of Santiago.In the afternoon departure for Cambados to visit Pazo de Fefiñanes, with its cellar, where you will be offered a wine tasting. Built in the XVII century by Don Juan Sarmiento Valladares, Councilor of Philip II, the palace features a harmonious structure with its classic porch and a tower in classic style. In the XVII century some restoration works were carried out to enrich the structure commissioned by Gonzalo Vallardes. Later, the palace was handed over to the Marquis Figueroa, whose coast of arms is on the facade of Pazo.Departure for Pontevedra, with stop at Combarro to admire the Horreos coast (granaries). On top of the granite surface, there are the sailors’ houses adorned with low relief sculptures realized with chisel . Beautiful are the balconies of baroque stone inspired by the architecture of the ancient structures. The hòrreos are characteristic structures of Asturias and Galicia. In the area between Santiago and Finisterre the horreos are one of a kind because are made of dry stone. There are around thirty, and this part of Galicia collects more Herroes than other areas. Their coastal location is really appealing. Check in to Parador de Pontevedra ****.Dinner in hotel.