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Parador Leon

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This five star Parador was originally a monastery founded in the twelfth century to provide lodging
for the pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

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It later became the headquarters of the Order of Saint James whose soldiers provided protection for the pilgrims.
Parador de Leon cloister
The original building was demolished in the sixteenth century and the construction of the present building, on the original site, commenced in 1515.

This is one of the most beautiful Renaissance building in Spain. The carvings depicting religious and historical events on the 100 metre long facade are worthy of note.

Magnificent cloisters were added and improved between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries which look over the gardens.

There are many public rooms all filled with paintings, carvings and tapestries.

The restaurant specialises in the local dishes and there is a gluten free menu. You will be invited to try: "Cocido maragato" which is a stew of chickpeas, meat, bacon, etc.
"Ancas de rana" which are frog legs.
"Cecina curada" which is smoked meat which might be the game of the mountains.
Leon Parador interior
The Romans rebuilt the city in 70 AD but this city was destroyed by the Moors.

It was again rebuilt in the ninth century and was the capital city of the Kingdom of Leon.

Its proud boast is the Leon had '24 kings before Castilla had any laws'. (Madrid is in Castilla which later took over the kingdom!)

Places to visit in the town include the cathedral which was built on the site of the second century Roman baths.
bedroom at Parador of Leon - Spain

Also the Royal Church of San Isidoro, the archaeological Museum, and the "Casa de Botines" by Gaudi.

The Parador of Leon has one hundred and ninety five twin bedded rooms, fifteen rooms with a double bed and sixteen suites.
All the rooms have a private bathroom. Four rooms are specially equipped for the disabled.

In the rooms, there is a telephone, satellite television, safe and a mini bar.

The Leon Parador has air conditioning, currency exchange, lift, central heating, parking facilities (without security and limited places), free wireless internet and garden. There is a gift shop, restaurant and bar. Facilities are available to hold business meetings.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 6 kms and the nearest train station is 1 km away.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Standard Superior room Double w/ living room Double w/ Hydromassage Suite
All Year
236314383383667
Breakfast included in room rate                 Lunch or Dinner 38 per person per day

Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include tax
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2 Night Special Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador

 

Directions
Parador Leon
Pza. de San Marcos, 7
24001 Leon, Leon
Latitude: 42 36' 5.8206" N (42.60180552965323)
Longitude: 5 34' 55.293" W (-5.5820149183273315)
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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Ted Williams
2014-01-07 16:13:05
We stayed in Leon for two days at the start of a seven day route. The view of the hotel as you arrive is absolutely stunning, as is the entrance hall. The location is is just a short walk into the town, where there is ample choice of bars and restaurants. Highly recommend this hotel from every aspect.
Comment posted by Celine Fox
2013-10-30 22:46:03
We had a fantastic stay a wonderful start to our camino especially when we got free upgrade. Room was beautifull very clean with nice touches. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast fit for a king. An excellent historic hotel very good value for money.
Comment posted by R. S.
2013-10-28 10:27:10
We loved your Parador. We have stayed at others before and did so again as we toured Spain this time. Jenni (my wife) and her friend Helen had walked 470 kms of the Camino before they arrived at the luxury of your Parador. We dined both nights at your restaurant and as far as we were concerned everything was perfect. Both ladies appreciated that they could also collect excess luggage that had been shipped on to your Parador as their packs became too heavy for them. It is great that the Paradors provide the accommodation and services for all travellers not only those on the Camino who probably appreciate it the most.
Comment posted by April
2013-10-22 03:16:03
I loved, looooved, LOOOOVED staying here for one night of my Camino pilgrimage. I checked in on a Saturday and there was a gorgeous wedding downstairs and another at the museum next door. I was traveling alone & felt completely at home sitting on a park bench that evening and watching the festivities and the passers-by. It was a very busy weekend, so checking in was a bit of a wait. The woman at reception was rushed & stressed. And when I called downstairs for a request, I got a stern & abrupt answer. But that's my only complaint. The bed was magnificent & breakfast was gorgeous. After a few hundred kilometers on foot, it makes a difference ;)
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