Complejo La Cabaña is a welcoming establishment built entirely of wood. Ideally located right on the Way of St James at the entrance to the town of Palas de Rei, a stopping point on the pilgrimage to Santiago.
The complex comprises three buildings, two of which house 30 well-appointed rooms (4 are disabled-friendly) whilst the Restaurant is located in the third building.
The restaurant offers a set menu, with seating for 200 diners, an À la Carte Restaurant serving exquisite Galician cuisine, and a spacious cafeteria with terrace offering snacks and shared platters.
Calle Doctor Pardo Ouro
27200 Palas de Rei, LUGO
Tel: +34 982 38 07 50
30 GUEST ROOMS
Palas de Rei is a place that inspired poets and writers. Its carved stone buildings bear witness to its history and the importance of the town in former times. All the guidebooks to the Way of St James mention places located in the municipality, through which the route left its mark: the remains of the old Roman road are conserved at Portos and, at Campo de Remollón, the “Fuente del Remojo” spring is where pilgrims used to express their joy and happiness at finding themselves at a very short distance away from the Apostle’s tomb. The Way also brought Romanesque art to the municipality, with more than 40 examples of rich, religious architecture. These buildings still conserve all or part of the Romanesque work, displaying the simplicity and geometric approach of the rural stonemasons. What’s more, this varied and extensive legacy is completed with other remains, scattered throughout the land, providing folklore with abundant material: stone crosses, wayside shrines, granary cribs, windmills and bridges, as well as megalithic burial grounds, petroglyphs, burial chambers and hill forts.
Located at a distance of eight kilometres from the town centre, constructed in the 14th century by Gonzalo Ozores de Ulloa, a member of the feudal family ruling the district. Passing through an extensive repertoire of Romanesque art, as can be observed in the host of chapels and churches in many of the parishes, you’ll come to Vilar de Donas – a spectacular monastery and Romanesque temple, a national monument with 14th century paintings and the seat of the knights of the military order of Santiago, who steadfastly fought to rid the pilgrim’s route of bandits.
This route starts at Palas de Rie, where the Rouco house is located, a former 16th century tower house. Going towards Carballal, turn off to Curbián where you’ll find the Casa de Baína or Pazo de Vilamaior de Ulloa, a fortified manor house.. From here, you can visit the manor houses of Pazo de Ouro and the Pazo de Mariñao (18th century) at San Pedro de Meixide. Returning to the village of Sambreixo, take a southern turning through the localities of Cabana and Podence, towards Pidre. From there, you’ll come to the manor house of Pazo de Chorexe. Along this route, you’ll also see granary cribs and old mills.
Pidre, carry on towards Chorexe and Fradegas, where you’ll find a former spa, famous for its sulphur-rich waters. Continue along the left bank of the river Ulla, going through meadows and woodlands, and then cross over to the other bank. Here you’ll find the Mácara torrents or rapids, an upper stretch of the river Ulla and an area of great natural beauty. The confluence of the river Pambre with the Ulla, downstream from Mácara, is also of outstanding beauty.