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.
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Plaza Mayor, 1
09340 Lerma, Burgos
Latitude: 42° 1' 33.924" N (42.02602503159178)
Longitude: 3° 45' 19.4754" W (-3.7555646896362304)
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|Comment posted by Glenis Scadding|
|This was our first ever parador, three of us occupied the left hand corner room with balconies and two huge windows on the 4th floor and felt like royalty. The staff were few, but excellent.We were warmly welcomed, our cases were carried to our room and we were encouraged to ask questions if necessary. The cracked sounding bell on the nearby monastery disturbed our ability to go to sleep only briefly. We ate tapas in the hotel and it was excellent.Breakfast was also very good, lots of choices on the first day, fewer n the second when we were down later. The small town is a delight, but the trip to Burgos cathedral was marvellous. It was oddly constructed, witha right angle in the whole place,but had intricate ceiling windows and was full of light.|
|Comment posted by Marie Miller|
|This was our first parador on our latest trip to Spain. It confirmed all we love about them...superb location, wonderful spacious rooms, great regional food and friendly well trained staff. We had5 parador nights in our 14 day trip and can't wait to select some more on a future trip. They make the holiday for us!|
|Comment posted by mrs Alison Smith|
|We stayed at the Parador in Lerma, early August 2014. It was our second visit to this parador after a gap of several years. Our visit coincided with a local festival, but we were able to find our way to the underground car park! The reception mentioned that we may find it noisy and would we prefer to be moved to a quieter room as there would be fireworks. We accepted the room they suggested BUT it overlooked the square! the room was amazing with a balcony onto the square and yes the fireworks did wake us but I would not have missed the experience for the world. It was a priviledge to be able to watch this festival in our pyjamas on a balcony. Thankyou Lerma. we will be back.|
|Comment posted by sue bysouth|
|this is about the 6th time we have stayed here, and reslly after staying and many Paradors this is the one other than Zafra we shall always come back to.... lovely location, excellent rooms ( altho beginning to be a bit shabby ) great staff I cant praise it highly enough|
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Parador hotel of Lerma is in a ducal palace overlooking the town of Lerma.