Melide’s history has always been connected to Santiago de Compostela and the pilgrimage. In fact, this is one of the reasons the town exists.
In 1320 the Archbishop of Santiago granted several privileges to Melide. Among others, the town could build a castle, fortify the area with walls and charge taxes.
When staying in Melide, do not miss one of the masses in the Church of Santa Maria, always full of pilgrims, or the “polbo á feira” a very typical food of the area (one type of octopus fried on an iron plate). There are special restaurants offering polbo and wine dinners.
Accommodation in Melide
|Hotel name||Type||Price range||Room type||Other|
|Albergue o Apalpador||Albergue||Budget||Shared rooms||Shared lounge, Kitchen, WiFi, Breakfast included|
|Albergue San Anton||Albergue||Budget||Shared rooms||Shared lounge, Terrace, Kitchen, WiFi, Facilities for disabled guests|
|Pension Esquina||Guest house||Mid-range||Private rooms||Brakfast included, Bar, WiFi, Balcony|
|Casa Rural Camino Real||Country house||Mid-range||Private rooms||Garden, Shared lounge, Terrace, Breakfast included, Bar, WiFi, Facilities for disabled guests|
|Casa da Ponte de Penas||Resort||Splurge||Private rooms||Breakfast included, Garden, Swimming pool, Shared lounge, WiFi, Bar & Restaurant, Facilities for disabled guests|