Le Dimore del Quartetto

PAZO DE CHAIOSO, MACEDA (GALICIA)

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The Galician word Pazo comes from the Latin Pallatium. Even though this house has been a rural house of the noble families, the word Palace suits the dimension and the sumptuousness of the buildings and of the garden. The historical complex of Pazo de Chaioso, including a private chapel, dates back to the end of the XVI century and it extends itself on a land of 5 km².

It is told that the Count of Maceda, Alonso de Lanzós Andrade y Novoa, who lived in a Castle close to the Pazo, has built this house for his illegitimate son. The legend narrates that there exists an underground tunnel connecting the Pazo with the Castle. However, until now, its presence hasn’t been verified.  

The last owners who inhabited the house have been Don Ramón Villarino de Saá and his wife Doña Araceli Anta Novoa. After their death, the property was left uninhabited and abandoned for several years, causing a profound state of deterioration.
In 2006, Thomas and Rosa bought it and started a grandiose work of restoration, giving new life to the ruins of the Pazo and transforming it in a private house and in a Bed & Breakfast.