Pazo do Faramello
Hidden between Padrón and Santiago de Compostela lies the Pazo do Faramello. Protected by a forest around the river Tinto, we can find the manor house. These buildings of industrial origin have today become a unique place.
The Royal Faramello Paper Pill, 1710, was founded by the Marquis of Piombino, of Genoese origin. Since that time more than a few of historical and literary references about this place, which, among other things, was a royal residence of Alfonso XIII, source of inspiration for important Galician writers and even arsenal during the Independence war against the French at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
While on foot between the ancient walls and through the gardens, where formerly devoted paper-making and printing of various types of publications, whispered stories are emerging out of the river. Tales of Celts, pagan queens and Jacobean legends, wich had taken place here.
Moreover the main building and the chapel house artworks and objects of great historical value.Today there are tours of the main house and the gardens, but also cultural activities and private events are held.