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Address: 36685 Pontevedra, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 986 58 74 35
09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Those who have written about this architectural monument of stone and...

Those who have written about this architectural monument of stone and plants-dubbed the "Generalife of the North" and "Galician Versailles"-found they needed to compare it to universally known monuments in order to express both the singularity and significance of what is the best preserved of the Galician country estates. Although seemingly exaggerated, the comparison aptly conveys the fact that, although it was built very far from the Court, its design was based on courtly baroque gardens.

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Refreshing escape from the cities

The Pazo (palace) de Oca consists solely of the gardens, which were really beautiful and tranquil. It's about 30mins drive from the city of Santiago de Compostela. If you don't... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2012
Salme G G
Melbourne, Australia
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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,080 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We took a taxi from Santiago de Compostela to the Pazo de Oca. Before going we asked the taxi driver for an estimate to take us there and to wait until we finished about an hour and a half later. We did that and returned to Santiago de Compostela and the taxi cost us 50 euros. We were very happy... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

One of the best kept secrets in northern Spain!! Fabulous self-sustaining palace with one of the best kept gardens in Spain! One can feel the work of generations that have gone into its gardens and walls. Full of special stories and anecdotes! If you can, get a guided tour! AC

Thank Alejandro C
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

If you can make time to stop here for 1 hour or so, do so. It is so picturesque and peaceful to walk around.

Thank American-in-LondonUK
Carmel Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Absolutely beautiful. Forget the whole versailles comparison. It's not that, but in its own right it is lovely and WAY less people then Versailles. The four of us were the only people there wandering around the gardens and grottos and ponds and pergolas. Take a picnic.

Thank BlueMoonDuck
Madrid, España
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2012

As I visited it both ways, enjoying its environment within a company event and on my way, making there a short stop to have a coffee and a short rest. It is a magnificent old pazo (palace in Galician language) that is being utilized for events

Thank jlsolla
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

The Pazo (palace) de Oca consists solely of the gardens, which were really beautiful and tranquil. It's about 30mins drive from the city of Santiago de Compostela. If you don't have a car you can take the bus - Castromil Monbus from Santiago de Compostela. The stop is Balboa, and you will need to walk about a kilometre from where... More 

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