Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada La Rioja ****
Pza. del Santo, 3,26250
Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja)
Spain

FORMER HOSPITAL ON THE PILGRIMS' ROAD TO SANTIAGO

The Parador occupies a 12th c. former hospital, next to the cathedral, built by Saint Dominic to give shelter to the pilgrims on the Road to Santiago. In a regal and elegant style, it has majestic living rooms and a lobby with Gothic arches and wooden coffered ceilings.

Noble materials and bright colours - blues and whites - lead to comfortable bedrooms, decorated with exquisite taste; some have four poster beds. A warm, harmonious and balanced environment, also suitable for social functions and meetings. In the restaurant it is possible to sample stuffed 'piquillo' peppers, cod Rioja style and vegetable stew from La Ribera, in addition to the excellent wines of La Rioja.

What to eat...

Orchard and Rioja
The Piquillo peppers are the bvest choice here, especially if they are stuffed. The vegetables soup reminds us of the many orchards in the region. Of course, everything accompanied by the superb Rioja wines.

The rooms:
Typical festivals

* Procesión de las Doncellas (Procession) 11 May, Santo Domingo
* Danza de los zancos (Dance) 22 July, Anguiano, 40 km.
* Procesión del Santo (Procession) 12 Mayo, Santo Domingo

Visits

* Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Cathedral. Cistercian Monastery, Pilgrims Hostal
* San Millán de la Cogolla (Birthplace of the Castilian language) (20 km). Wine Routes, Monasteries Route, Cañas, Briones, Tricio
* Vineyards of Haro (14 km)
* La Guardia, Nájera and Ezcaray

Hotel Facilities: Banquet facilities
Cocktail bar
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Disabled facilities
Gymnasium
Laundry facilities
Parking facilities (at cost)
Reception
Restaurant
Room service
Safe deposit box
Sauna
Room Facilities: Air conditioning
Cable / Satellite TV
Hairdryer
Mini bar
Private bathroom / Ensuite
Telephone
Television

 

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