The Pazo Santa Maria hotel was constructed in mid 18th century (1742) for María Micaela de la Rua and Gregorio de Barrio y Figueroa who were the first residents of this important manor house located in Arzúa.
The Pazo Santa Maria complex in Arzúa (A Coruña) comprises of various historical buildings which in themselves amount to a small village. Two distinct types of construction clearly stand out:
The main building, which has two floors. The upper floor originally consisted of bedrooms and living quarters for the owners of the manor house. Today this floor houses the hotel’s bedrooms. The lower floor originally consisted of the kitchen (known as a “lareira” – a fireplace or hearth), stables and barns. The heat generated by the animals constituted a crude form of central heating for the upper chambers. Today this floor has been remodelled into lounges and areas for our guest enjoy together in a peaceful environment.