Maceda Castle

Maceda, Spain

Originally built in the late 11th century, the Maceda Castle that we see today is a mixture of very different styles of construction. It comprises two concentric enclosures, the newer one dates from the 16th century.

 

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Lugar Maceda 20, Maceda, Spain
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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www.everycastle.com

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

C. Camiño Camino (13 months ago)
First of all for its owners, great hosts, for the place itself and specifically for the history behind it. A very interesting and exciting project with a great final result. Thanks for sharing a few hours with us. We will be back!!!
CARLOS DURAND (13 months ago)
A renovated pazo converted into a rural house, run by Thomas and Rosa in an incredibly well-kept environment, full of nature. Its owners are always attentive, friendly, help you in a useful way and send guides for travelers. Fully recommended, especially for those who want to relax, families, and for those who want a closer and more familiar treatment. PS: we became friends with "Pablo" the guardian cat of the marvelous entrance patio ...
Mar Andreu Rubio (14 months ago)
I am staying in it and it is beautiful, semi-wild garden, with fruit trees and charming little corners where you can sit and read or have a drink. Highlight the attention of the owners who are super nice and the delicious and very healthy breakfasts. RECOMMENDABLE
Piedad santiago fernandez (15 months ago)
Indescribable quality, luxury, silence and peace. But all this is paid for. What can not be paid is the exquisite treatment of the owners. They are endearing people. Too bad they live so far from my house. Highly recommended
Grant Adams (3 years ago)
What a beautiful place! I am so impressed with how the owners created a country home paradise. They were able to maintain many historical aspects of the property yet modernize certain amenities, which made our stay very comfortable. They are the best hosts. I am a Spanish High School teacher in California, USA. So, I asked Rosa (one of the owners) if I could interview her about the Pazo and use the video in my Spanish class. She was so kind as to oblige. If you are in Galicia near Orense, El Pazo of Chaioso place is a must visit location to stay the night. Muchas gracias!!!!
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