Hotel Palacio Ducal de Lerma
The Parador of Lerma was built in successive phases between 1601 and 1617, on the site of a 15th century castle, according to the plans of architect Francisco de Mora.
The castle was originally built as a place of lodging, rest and general enjoyment for King Felipe III by Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, the first Duke of Lerma.
The building has a central courtyard surrounded by two columned arcades. The first has 20 Tuscan columns with semi-circular arches while the second has 20 Ionic columns.
The palace has been restored and converted into a Parador for 133 guests.
The Parador's cuisine is centred on typical regional products such as suckling lamb, quail and partridge.
There is hare during hunting season while other typical fare includes the traditional cocido (chickpea stew) of Castile, the hearty 'olla podrida' stew and medieval style lentils.
For dessert, try the 'Emes' cookies, San Blas roscas, the mostachones cookies, or the wide variety of cakes and sweets made by the nuns of the order of St. Clare in the city's convent.
22 kms away from Lerma is Covarrubias, Worth visiting are the collegiate Church of San Cosme y San Damián (15th century), the Church of Santo Tomás (12th c.), and the squares of Dona Urraca and Dona Sancha.
A little further is the 18th -century Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, where you can hear the Gregorian chants sung by the monastery's monks. The nearby gorge of La Yecla is also worth the visit.
August is the month when everything happens in the region. The Baroque festival features, among other things, a two organ concert at the Collegiate church performed on instruments dating from the year 1615.
The Parador Lerma has thirty six twin bedrooms, twenty three double bedrooms, two suites, one duplex, seven single bedrooms and one easy access bedroom. All bedrooms have television, in-room safe, minibar.
There is also a garage, bar, restaurant, currency exchange, lift, piped music, gift shop, telephone, internet access in communal areas, heating and air conditioning.
The 18 hole Lerma golf course is only 5 kilometres from the Lerma Parador.
From 1 to 10 September the town of Lerma holds its local festival. This includes fairground rides, music and much merriment which can be heard in the immediate vicinity of the Parador. During this period the Parador cannot guarantee the usual peace and quiet.
|All Promotions Offered - Best Available Rates|
Rates in Euros
|Standard||Superior||Double w/ living room||Duplex||Suite|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|March to October||188||236||376||376||564|
|Breakfast 18 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
|PROMOTIONS IN STANDARD ROOMS * (Subject to availability)|
|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||Young Persons||5 Night Card||2 Night Special|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|148.40||148.40||108.00||211.60 per night|
|March to October||156.80||156.80||108.00||220.00 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include tax
*Supplement and restrictions may apply - General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
|Young Persons||Discounted rates for guests from 18 to 35 years old in a standard room with breakfast|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room exc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 consecutive nights or more with half board|
Plaza Mayor, 1
09340 Lerma, Burgos
Latitude: 42° 1' 33.924" N (42.02602503159178)
Longitude: 3° 45' 19.4754" W (-3.7555646896362304)
|Santo Domingo de la Calzada||104||North-East|
|Cervera de Pisuerga||140||North|
|Information on Lerma|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by Mr&Mrs McAulay|
|Excellent stopping off point en route to Santander to catch ferry. Receptionist was welcoming and helped with the luggage even although we only had a small amount. Only problem was trying to get a pre-dinner drink. One waitress was not enough and that was on a night when it was not busy. She seemed to have to carry out more than one job-bar maid as well as waitress! Lovely building and room was very pleasant. Dinner and breakfast were both good with staff helpful. However there was no information booklet re the hotel or surrounding area and when the receptionist was asked about this he said he had the answers to all questions and we only had to ask!! One of the first hotels we have ever been told this. Are you really supposed to phone and ask about tv channels?!|
|Comment posted by M&Mrs Al Machtmes|
|Great choice. We stayed here in mid Sept. We were advised by a friend who had stayed at the Lerma Parador and it was great. Beautiful very large superior room with a view over the valley, large double sink, very comfortable. Excellent breakfast and breakfast room. We used the spacious lounge several times for drinks and snacks-excellent. Staff was great. The town is small so we had planned a day trip to see the Burgos cathedral and that worked out well, best reconditioned church in Europe. We had dinner across the square for something different. Stayed here 2 nights and it was a perfect choice. We adjusted our travel schedule to stay here and glad we did. Definitely recommend it to my friends.|
|Comment posted by M & R Welborn|
|We stayed in Lerma on our tour of Northern Spain. The central location in this lovely town is ideal and adequate, safe parking a bonus. It is a beautiful building; the rooms are clean and furnished in keeping with the enviroment and the staff very pleasent and helpful. The presentation of afternoon tea was poor, two mugs with tea bags in!! We had had poor meals at another Paradore earlier in the year, but decided to give it another try, so booked dinner. We soon regretted it, there was only eight in the restaurant, one of the meals was inedible and the service deteriated as the evening went on. If only we had gone to one of the beautiful restaurants we had seen in the square.|
|Comment posted by Ben French|
|Quite simply marvellous!!! As over 55's we had a reduced price Superior Room which was fantastic. It was in the tower to the left of the front door looking from the square and had panoramic views over the countryside and the square. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast excellent. We had lunch in the square at the renowned restaurant ( the best lamb ever ) and in the evening joined the locals in a bar to watch Spain win the European Football cup which was a real buzzy experience. Overall a lovely place and we cannot recommend it enough.|
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Parador hotel of Lerma is in a ducal palace overlooking the town of Lerma.