The Hotel Rústico Casa de Diaz, located right on the Way of St James, is the ideal choice for pilgrims. A place to feel, enjoy, dream and relax in the natural surroundings of the Galician countryside. The “Royal Abbey of Samos”, Landmark 21 of the UNESCO, is nearby.
The hotel is furnished to recreate the ambiance of traditional Galicia: antique doors and furniture from the 18th century with exposed beams from the 17th century manor house, with tannery and 9th century chapel.
Refurbished in 1997, the hotel is the perfect combination of old world charm and contemporary convenience, whilst offering excellent service. The décor is a blend of antique, country and contemporary styles. The hotel interior is noted for its peace and tranquillity. Whilst, outdoors, guests can enjoy some stunning views, with a large variety of flora and vegetation on the banks of the river Sarria, as well an extensive variety of poultry and birds.
Cuisine with fine quality regional produce, with particular mention of the Galician stew, game, trout, eels, veal, mushrooms, pasties, Galician sausages, turnip greens, chestnuts, honey, “filoas” (type of crepe), Samos-style sponge cakes, Cebreiro cheese, wines and liqueurs, etc. with an excellent price-quality ratio. Distance to the nearest restaurant: 1.5 km, details provided at the hotel.
Calle Vilachá, 4
27635 Samos, LUGO
Tel: +34 982 547 070
12 GUEST ROOMS
Samos, the main town in the municipality, has been declared a place of tourist interest, with many different places to be visited by tourists and pilgrims alike, such as:
A Site of Cultural Interest, and an important landmark on the French Way. Guided tours of the Monastery, MUSEUM, LIBRARY, PHARMACY AND KITCHEN. Vespers in the evening and Mass and blessing of the pilgrims in the morning, GREGORIAN CHANT accompanied by the ORGAN.
The chapel is the oldest monument of Cultural Interest. It houses important works of art.
This 15th century manor house was owned by the mathematician, Vázquez Queipo, and is now a museum and pilgrim hostel.
This route covers the churches of St Cristovo do Real, Santiago de Renche, St Martiño do Real, St. Eulalia de Pascais, St Estevo de Reiriz, St Juan de Louzara, St Estevo de Calvor, Santiago de Barbadelo Site of Cultural Interest in Sarria, Incio Church Hospital, a Site of Community Interest, St Eufrasio en the Mao Valley.
Site of Cultural Interest, ARCHEOLOGICAL route with VIEWPOINT, one of the largest archaeological sites in Galicia, under restoration, and the St Mariña 2500-3000 BC Celtic burial site.
Site of Cultural Interest, at a distance of 37 kms, an ancient Celtic settlement with Palloza – museum (traditional dwelling of Galicia), Romanesque church, the seat of the Holy Grail, St Milagro, an important landmark on the Way of St James.