The Casa Grande Cornide is an ideal place to get to know Galicia. It is located in the geographic center of this region, just 10 kilometers away from Santiago de Compostela between Santiago and Padrón, and a few meters from the historic Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago on which Queen Isabel made her pilgrimage, as well as a large number of anonymous pilgrims. Cornide is a small village in the Calo parish township, within the district of the town council of Teo, where some forty families live. Because of its closeness to Santiago de Compostela and the good communications, the declining agrarian economy gradually gave way to a mixed society of farmers, laborers and professionals who like the tranquility of the village and the proximity to the Galician capital city, where many of them work and which is less than 15 minutes away.
Cornide is a compact village with independent houses with gardens and yards but close to a large softwood forest with dozens of kilometers for walking and prehistoric remains and rock engravings not far away. The forest mass extends on both banks of the small Manzanillo River that crosses through the village; this river is a tributary of the Sar River that gives shape to the large Val da Maía, a region of architectonic, artistic and cultural interest and source of numerous poetic and literary evocations ranging from the medieval lyrical poetry of Macías of Padró, “O Namorado”, to the romanticism of Rosalía de Castro through the literary works of the great Galician writers such as Valle Inclán and Camilo Jasé Cela. Cornide forms part of the so-called Terra de Santiago and its closeness to Santiago de Compostela, with all its cultural value as a historic city, makes the Casa Grande the perfect place to explore the capital of Galicia, enjoy its artistic splendor and then rest at night far from the noise of the urban scene.
It is also located the same distance from Padrón, a town of enormous cultural and gastronomic interest, and less than twenty minutes away from the Sea of Arousa (Ribeira, Rianxo, O Carril, Vilagarcía); this is the same time it takes to get to the Muros and Noia estuary. In short, in addition to being a stone’s throw to Compostela, from Cornide we are less than half an hour from the Rias Baixas, less than one hour from several cities such as A Coruña, Pontevedra, Vigo and Ourense and a little more than 100 kilometers from the Portuguese border. The delicious gastronomy of Galicia is also available in the Casa Grande itself and a short distance away, with a surprising number of first-rate Galician style restaurants, popular eateries with traditional food and taverns of all kinds. From Cornide it is possible to take very interesting walks, e.g. to Vilar de Francos – a mythical point on the Portuguese Way – Calo, Luou, Punta da Grela and Pico Sacro.