Dating back to the 13th century, Pazo de San Lorenzo, or the San Lorenzo mansion was a medieval monastery that was transformed into a palatial residence. The historic mansion was renovated and altered throughout the years, but Romanesque elements still...more
Dating back to the 13th century, Pazo de San Lorenzo, or the San Lorenzo mansion was a medieval monastery that was transformed into a palatial residence. The historic mansion was renovated and altered throughout the years, but Romanesque elements still exist. Now used as a catering establishment, Pazo de San Lorenzo is mostly visited for its beautiful gardens which are found inside and outside. Filled with a magnificent variety of colorful flowers and plants, the mansion’s garden is definitely worthy of a visit. The internal gardens are however incredibly special. This is surrounded by an almost square shaped cloister that is open on the lower floor and houses a clipped box garden that has become a mix of strange hieroglyphics over the years.
Monday to Thursday - 9:30 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 18:00 Friday - 9:30 to 14:00
Around 30 minutes
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families
The magnificent indoor and outdoor gardens and the mansions architecture
Muslims visiting the Pazo de San Lorenzo will not be able to find prayer facilities here. The city of Santiago is also not known to house a mosque. Muslim visitors can therefore find a quiet, clean place in the garden to offer their prayers. They may also be able to obtain more information regarding payer facilities nearby at the Islamic community of Galicia.
There are no known Halal restaurants in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Muslim visitors will therefore have to dine on vegetarian and seafood dishes at one of the local non-Halal restaurants after ensuring the dishes do not contain any non-Halal ingredients. Visitors can also find out more about the Halal facilities offered in the city, if any, at the Islamic community of Galicia.