New building placed in the Camino de Santiago; next to the Romanesque church of de San Tirso in the urban center of Palas de Rei.
In San Marcos we offer a new concept and style of accommodation, more intimate and warm than usual hostels. You will find facilities and services with the quality of a *** stars hotel, but at the price of a hostel.
Our objective is to make pilgrim's stay the most comfortable and pleasant possible, to rest and reenergize to continue the journey.
- Hostel: 10 €.
- Bedrooms: Check prices.
- Breakfast since 06:00 in the morning (coffee, chocolate, milk, orange juice, toasts, pastries, sandwiches, etc.).
- Internet connection and computers.
- Free Wifi zone in all the hostel.
- Vending service 24 hours.
- Sockets available in all rooms.
- Heating and hot water.
- Towels rental service.
- Disposable bed sheet, bedspread and pillowcase kit and 1 blanket per guest.
- Individual lockers in bedrooms to keep personal objects.
The Palas de Rey history is united to the army culture, preserving several archaeological remains (tumulus, dolmenes and forts), witness of a remote settlement. According to the tradition, the council has named "pallatium regis" because of the Visigothic king Witiza palace, where reignet during 702 and 710. In Palas, Witiza killed the Galician Duke, Favila, the father of Don Pelayo.
The Romanesque style left traces in the religious architecture, standing out Vilar de Donas church, one of the principal model of the Galician Romanesque, declared to be Historical-Artistic Monument in 1931. Its mural paintings are one of the most important and preserved combination of Galicia.
From here crosses the "Lucus Augusti" way, and in the 6th century was confirmed its belonging to the "Ulliensis" country, being the Middle Edge a period of prosperity for the village, thanks to the Camino de Santigo. The "Códice Calixtino" named Palas as an obligatory stop for pilgrims to face the last journey stages.
The Palas de Rey council has a large artistic heritage which reflects the majestic past of this land, considering that it conserves fortress, towers and castels' remains and several country houses. The most outstanding buildings are: the old Filgueira tower-house; the Fontecuberta tower-house; Laia country house, which conserves the coat of arms of Traba Counts, for which lineage appeared Pambre the founder; Ulloa house, where Saavedra, Montenegros, Gayosos and Deza are identified with their familiar arms and shields; Mariñao country house; the old Castro de Seixas fortress in Merlán parish, whence comes from this famous Galician lineage; Pacheco country house, and finally the Pambre Castle, fortress straight by Don Gonzalo Ozores de Ulloa in 1375, which resisted the Irmandiña riot in 1467, becoming one of the best Galician militar architecture examples.
Palas, also important during the second Carlist war, was one of the lacking villages that triumphed the mutuny in 1846, making the "Junta Revolucionaria". The Palas de Rei lands was a source of inspiration to writers as López Ferreiro, Álvaro Cunqueiro or Emilia Pardo Bazán.