An urban hotel constructed on a splendid XVIII century building located on the French Way and just a few minutes walk to the Cathedral and the Puerta Francígena or Puerta del Camino, where the French Way ends, and historically considered the main gateway into the city. This was one of the old doors built into the wall raised by Sisenando II around the year 968 that surrounded the city currently known as the Old Town in Santiago de Compostela.
This is one of the most iconic buildings in the city, where the now historic tavern “O Porrón” opened in the midst of the Spanish Civil War in 1938 as a family business, and part of Compostela’s history has been written on its walls. This legendary tavern has been witness to San Caetano militaries’ meetings, to many workers blowing off steam, to countless students’ stories and naturally, to the feminist revolution that emerged with strength during the 60s to reconquer a predominantly masculine world.
When restoring this building for hotel use, we have ensured to maintain its architectural elements intact to continue enjoying it today.