This unique landscape, shaped by the Castle and its surroundings, has a special charm during the summer. When temperatures get higher and days get longer, the Rías Baixas become an ideal destination. The pleasant atlantic climate scarcely exceeds 30 deegrees, allowing us to enjoy the stroll around this impressive fortress and its well-cared-for lands. These values made it become a model as far as quality tourism is concerned achieving a perfect balance between protecting the site and sharing its patrimonial and natural value.
"Air, light and rest-based treatments" was the slogan of the Lluria Sanatorium, and it still stands today. Visiting the castle and its gardens combines leisure, culture and nature, the ideal space to unwind in summer with a peaceful walk in the shade of hundred-year-old trees.
The schedule is expanded in peak season to offer different options to discover the secrets of the castle and its gardens and learn interesting facts about the site. Characterised and dramatised visits are a unique opportunity to get to know history in a different manner. The first ones are intended for an adult public, and the guides accompanying the group are characterised emulating the castle of the early 20th century. On the other hand, the dramatised ones, intended for a family audience, let you experience and enjoy the historical events of the castle. It is recommended to check out the schedule for the different sessions and to make the reservation on our webpage to ensure your place, as both of the tours are highly demanded.
Around the fortress, during the warmest months, beautiful butterflies join this colourful mosaic, working hard, not only in the gardens, but also in the forest, the vineyard and the fruit tree orchard. Ornithology is also key in the agricultural landscape surrounding the castle. At the same time, the fruit tree collection lets you learn about our culture through gastronomy and invites you to look into the importance of preserving autochthonous species and varieties. It is at this moment when nature completes its cycle and looks the most luxuriant. Flowers start to give fruits; locally grown pears, apples and plums. All the cultivars have their corresponding identifying sign, so that every visitor can distinguish each specimen's variety.
Wine tourism is also present; the vineyard route has a special charm in summer, during the last period before the harvest. This subzone is the smallest one of all those that make up the Rías Baixas appellation of origin, but it has the ideal weather conditions to produce an exquisite grape variety. The produce of the land during a regular year is around 18,000 kilos.
The special care and effort put into dissemination is visible on each and every corner of the land. The French garden overflows with colour, with thousands of hand-planted begonias transforming the entrance in a crafted carpet. Hydrangeas are the queens of the summer. This popular shrub grows easily in our lands. For more than a hundred years, they have decorated the trails that surround the fortress. María Vinyals, in her book El castillo del Marqués de Mos en Sotomayor… (The castle of the Marquis of Mos in Sotomayor), published in 1904, describes the hydrangea promenade. Together with the garden, it was a part of her summer live that we can still see today.