The pazo of Meirás is located in the municipality of Sada, in the north of the province of A Coruña. It is a stately building of a very interesting workmanship within the artistic style in which it is framed. Commissioned by the writer and poetess Emilia Pardo Bazánit seems to be a thing of poetry that it was built under the artistic canons of the artistic canons of the romantic movement in the 19th century.

In this post we want to bring you closer to the history of this singular construction that is part of the of Cultural Interest of our country, since 2008.

The architecture of the Romantic movement

The pazo of Meirás was ordered to be built in the year 1893by the Galician writer Emilia Pardo Bazán. Emilia ordered the construction of the pazo in romantic styleThe Romanesque style, an architectural style that emerged with Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, to develop strongly in the nineteenth century. This style was born from the hand of the ideas of the Enlightenment, as a movement of reaction against neoclassicism. It is based on the opposition to the rationalist laws of architecture, to defend a greater creative freedom that allows the return of some characteristics of medieval buildings. Thus, the so-called picturesque architectures appear, which seem to be taken out of a fairy tale, such as the stately house of the Pazo de Meirás.

What to see and do in Pazo de Meirás?

The house is also known as the Towers of MeirásThe two towers that flank the entrance on its façade are reminiscent of the ancient Romanesque fortresses and medieval castles. Physically, the pazo is located in a valley, within an extensive estate.

Emilia Pardo Bazán statue

On the one hand, you will be able to enjoy the civil architecture of the building itself. It has three square towers in neo-Romanesque style. Two of the towers flank the chapel and the remaining one the access façade to the building. It is necessary to point out the elegant realization of the windows, balustrades and balconies, as well as the ornaments that compose them. The building material used was granite.

Inside the rooms of the house and the chapel, there are a great number of heritage elements and pieces of singular value.Inside the house and the chapel, there are a great number of heritage elements and pieces of singular value, such as the baroque altarpiece that is preserved in the chapel. Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot know when it will be possible to visit it.or how much the entrance fee will be. This is due to the fact that relatively recently the pazo has gone from belonging to the Franco family, to be part of the property owned by the state. However, we hope to know this information soon so that we can share it with you.

Supplementary plans

You can take the opportunity to get to know Oleiros and Sada, and the wonderful Dexo coast. In addition, of course, if you have never been to A Coruña, we recommend a visit to the city 100%. In Oleiros you cannot miss the castle of Santa Cruz.