Hotel Hostal San Marcos
It later became the headquarters of the Order of Saint James whose soldiers
provided protection for the pilgrims.
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
"Cocido maragato" which is a stew of chickpeas, meat, bacon,
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.
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.
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.
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Rates in Euros
|Standard||Superior room||Double w/ living room||Double w/ Hydromassage||Suite|
|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
General terms and conditions
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|Golden Days||Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 55 years or more|
|Young Persons||Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 30 years or less|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room inc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador|
|Christmas and New Year offer||Christmas and New Year programmes in the Paradores|
Pza. de San Marcos, 7
24001 Leon, Leon
Latitude: 42° 36' 5.8206" N (42.60180552965323)
Longitude: 5° 34' 55.293" W (-5.5820149183273315)
|Cervera de Pisuerga||133||East|
|Information on Leon||Wikipedia's article on Leon|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by José Felipe González Pabón|
|If you want to recover some of that well deserved sense of reasonable entitlement you have earned as a lifetime, dedicated, hard working son/daughter, father/mother, friend, responsible citizen and professional, please give yourself the opportunity to stay in Parador San Marcos, León, España, at least for two or three nights. You will not regret it. It is a marvelous arquitecture gem beyond human scale . Its grandscale ambiance will surround you with centuries old, impressive artwork so intricate in details you start wondering how long it took human beings to chisel rock and wood to transform this material into complex artforms. Needless to say, this is where you will be sleeping, in huge, absolutely comfortable rooms with all the amenities you may dream. In sum, Parador San Marcos cannot be described except in its grandiose splendor, a splendor that will serve your interests by pampering your aesthetic, gastronomic, poetic and nostalgic self. As if this was not sufficient, be aware that you will be visiting one of the most friendly, cozy, historically rich cities in all Spain, León. And you can be certain you will retain its enchantment in images and memories urging you to come back, again, in the future.|
|Comment posted by Magdalena S. del Valle|
|We stayed at the Parador in August with another couple. Two beautiful junior suites. The food was very good, the service excellent.The location is walking distance from the center of town. We have stayed at San Marcos four times already and will stay again if we go to Leon. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else . To me and my family members that were with on that trip, it was a perfect choice.|
|Comment posted by Nancy Edwards|
|The Parador was lovely and the location perfect. We found the staff to be cordial and helpful and the restaurant was good, both food and service. We had a dinner meal and a breakfast and were pleased with both. Here is the one recommendation we would make for improvement: Rugs were visibly stained and dirty, both in the corridors and the rooms. We loved the old furnishings and history of the building, but maintaining a high standard of cleaning (or carpet/furniture replacement) is important so that the overall appearance is one of an elegant property, not one that is worn, overused and under-valued. Thanks for inviting feedback.|
|Comment posted by Michael Piper|
|Staying in the Parador Leon was the highlight of my two Camino walks, in May 2013 and May 2014. The hotel is very comfortable and is steeped in history. The staff are pleasant and very helpful, and the restaurants offer excellent food at reasonable prices. The Parador is in an excellent location, on the Camino itself, and is close to other buildings of historic interest such as the Cathedral. Walking the Camino is physically testing, and a night or two in the Parador Leon is a wonderful tonic and is highly recommended.|
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Parador de Leon is a luxury hotel in a twelfth century modernised monastery.