El Pazo de Faramello

Este fin de semana tuve el privilegio de visitar un lugar realmente mágico. El Pazo do Faramello  a pocos kilómetros de Santiago de Compostela. Sigue propiedad de la misma familia desde hace siglos y a pesar de la presión fiscal, gastos de mantenimiento y nulo apoyo institucional para esta joya de cultura gallega su dueño actual se resiste heroicamente a la tentación de convertirlo en hotel, restaurante o cualquiera explotación económica que cambiaría su esencia de residencia privada. No es un museo sino un hogar que puede visitar (si estás por ahi diría que se DEBE visitar) y la experiencia de conocer esta histórica casa de la mano de su dueño no tiene valor. Por respeto a la intimidad del dueño, no hice fotos del interior de la casa (dejo que lo descubras por ti mismo), pero no pude resistir capturar los colores y la luz de sus jardines.

This weekend I had the privilege of visiting a truly magical place. El Pazo do Faramello is just outside Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. It has remained in the same family for centuries and despite taxes, upkeep costs and non-existent support from national heritage for this jewel of Galician culture, the current owner has heroically resisted the temptation of converting it into a hotel, restaurant or any other commercial venture that would change its essence as a private home. It is not a museum but a home that can be visited (if you are in Santiago I would even say you not only can but should visit), and the experience of a private viewing of this beautiful and historic home by it’s owner is priceless. Out of respect for the owner’s privacy, I didn’t take photos inside the home (I hope you will discover it for yourself), but I couldn’t resist capturing the magical colours and light of it’s grounds.  

This entry was published on April 6, 2015 at 4:27 pm and is filed under All previous posts / Todos los posts anteriores, Architecture / Arquitectura, Color, Nature / Naturaleza, Places / Lugares, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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