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The Route of the Camellia - Manor Houses and Gardens...

Beautiful and enigmatic, camellias were brought from the East by Portuguese sailors and Galicia was one of the first places in Europe to welcome them, so that they've been brightening the loveliest of gardens from the early 19th century. In fact, they're so at home here that camellias are now Galician...and reserved. 

If you want to discover their secrets, you have to delve into their environment, the Camellia Route. An evocative journey from northern to southern Galicia through 12 manor houses and gardens – public and private – where the camellia reigns in all its glory. There are some 8,000 varieties in gardens linked to the historical heritage of Galicia, such as the Quiñones de León Manor House, with a camellia whose crown measures more than 15 metres in diameter, or specimens of the "camellia reticulata" of the Oca and Santa Cruz de Ribadulla Manor Houses, perhaps the oldest in Europe. 

Manor houses and landscapes of elegant decadence, authentic botanical gardens created with painstaking care and wisdom that – if you know what to look for – will reveal their beauty secrets to you.

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Pazo de Mariñán

Pazo de Mariñán

Camellias, aromas and silence...

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Alameda de Santiago

Alameda de Santiago

Jacobean flowers...

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Pazo de Santa Cruz de Ribadulla

Pazo de Santa Cruz de Ribadulla

Camellias gently wrapped in cellophane...

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Pazo de Oca

Pazo de Oca

Camellias made of lace...

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House and Museum of Rosalía de Castro

House and Museum of Rosalía de Castro

Rosalia's camellias: each one is a poem...

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Pazo de Rubiáns

Pazo de Rubiáns

Medieval camellias...

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Pazo Quinteiro da Cruz

Pazo Quinteiro da Cruz

A garden with the soul of a museum...

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Pazo de A Saleta

Pazo de A Saleta

Camellias in the woods...

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Pazo de Lourizán

Pazo de Lourizán

Camellias of fire...

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Soutomaior Castle

Soutomaior Castle

Shell-pink nobility...

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O Castro Park

O Castro Park

Twillight blossoms...

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Quiñones de León Museum

Quiñones de León Museum

Private camellias...

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