Today, 15 July 2024

The pazo is open from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm.

Pazo de Oca

A Estrada, Pontevedra

"Generalife of the North", "Versalles Gallego"Those who have written about this monument of stone and vegetal architecture have had to resort to comparisons with these universally known ensembles to mean both the singularity and transcendence of the most stately and best preserved of the Galician pazos (manor houses). The simile, despite its hyperbolic appearance, rightly evokes that, although constructed far away from the Court, the reference in its design was the Baroque court garden which was introduced in Spain at the beginning of the 18th century, with the arrival of French architects and gardeners at the court of the first Bourbon king, Philip V, a novelty which began to be applied in Oca very early on, in the 1720s, by the VI Lord of Oca, married to the Countess of Amarante, one of the ladies-in-waiting of Queen Isabella of Farnese.

Visual notes

The inseparable unity of water, stone and vegetation This monument, which we invite you to discover in the images below, is a masterpiece of architecture, engineering and gardening.

History

Get to know the history of this primitive medieval fortress rebuilt and enlarged in the eighteenth century to transform it into a magnificent palace with the gardens that we can see today.

Promoters and architects

The history of this palace and its gardens is linked to the progressive social advancement of their lords and owners who, from a local oligarchy, ended up becoming part of the high nobility, which is why they resorted to craftsmen and models that were progressively alien to the local environment.

In the cinema

The spectacular nature of its gardens, palace and of its church-chapel have attracted the gaze of numerous film directors, from Pedro Almodóvar with the ".Piel que habito" (The skin I inhabit) most recent film, a 1924, the year in which the film was shot. first film "La Casa de la Troya" by Alejandro Pérez Lugín.

The pazo in private

Located very close to Santiago de CompostelaGalicia's main tourist destination, as well as to organise private tours of this monumentyou will be able to hold events of various kinds. By doing so, you will also contribute to their conservation and dissemination.