The Parador de Vilalba is situated on the site of the former castle and fortress belonging to the powerful Andrade dynasty. During the Irmandiño revolts of the 15th century the original castle and fortress were destroyed; later to be rebuilt by Diego de Andrade. Following years of feudal instability and changes, the castle fell into disrepair except for the surviving tower which still stands today. In the 1960s the tower became home to the Parador de Vilalba.
The main building of the Parador where the bar, restaurant and most of the rooms are located is a recent addition built using traditional stonework; six of the bedrooms are housed in the old tower. The interior has been carefully decorated and furnished to maintain the building’s character, with traditional paintings, tapestries, light fixtures and coats of arms. There are a number of cosy seating areas, three function rooms, as well as a peaceful garden and terrace where guests can relax. Make sure to sample the traditional regional cuisine and Parador’s speciality dishes in the café, tapas bar or “Castelo dos Andrade” restaurant.
The six rooms located in the tower offer guests the unique experience of staying in a medieval construction. The Parador has one particularly special room, the Don Manuel room, a former parlour where the nobility once discussed battles and military strategies. This room has been specially designed to enliven your imagination and recreate a part of history.
-Take a delightful stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the sculptures.