Parador Santo Estevo (Luintra)
Hotel Monasterio de San Estevo
Parador of Santo Estevo is a converted Benedictine Monastery in Nogueira de Ramuin near Ourense.
This monastery is first mentioned in documents of the 10th. century but it is believed to have been founded in the 6th. or 7th.century.
The building was declared a monument of historical and artistic significance in 1923.
The building has three cloisters and three different architectural styles, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance.
The facade is 18th.century and the staircase is of architectural interest.
Parador Santo Estevo has a total of seventy five bedrooms along the three cloisters. There are fifty twin bedded rooms, twenty five with double beds, one single room and one suite.
All the rooms are different with some having magnificent views over the River Sil.
The Santo Estevo Parador has a restaurant with a patio and there is a bar in the Porteria cloister. Other facilities include air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, free internet access in communal areas, garage and facilities for the disabled.
There is a banquet room and a meeting room with the gardens having a large variety of local plants.
The Parador restaurant serves both international and local dishes. There is also a gluten free menu.
The chef is proud of the wide selection of recipes based on fish from the River Sil and other traditional dishes of the region.
The town of Ourense, 28 kilometres away, is the birthplace of the singer Julio Iglesias and also of the family of Fidel Castro.
The old quarters are very interesting with lively squares near the cathedral and three hot springs near Plaza Mayor.
The Galicia region is at the western end of Europe and was once considered by the Greeks to be the edge of the world.
Galicia was inhabited by the Celts who first arrived in the region 1000 years B.C..
The discovery the tomb of the apostle St. James was made in the area and his remains are now in the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.
The region became one of the most important pilgrimage centres of the Christian church in the Middle Ages and still is the detonation for thousands of visitors each year.
The Parador of Santo Estevo will be closed from 8 to 31 December 2015. Nearest Parador hotel in the area are Monforte de Lemos
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Parador Santo Estevo
Monasterio de Santo Estevo
32162 Nogueira de Ramuin, Ourense
Latitude: 42° 25' 1.2108" N (42.4171678783056)
Longitude: 7° 41' 9.4842" W (-7.6859450340271)
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|Monforte de Lemos||33||North-east|
|Santiago de Compostela||115||North-west|
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|Comment posted by Miana Plesca|
|We stayed one night there, four years ago. This remains my favourite of all the paradores we stayed at. We loved all the paradores we stayed at, and this one was magical above all.|
|Comment posted by Dick Sawle|
|Certainly hard to find, but does that matter ? Most will have GPS these days and find it easlily enough. I didn't have satnav (on motorbike), but the narrow roads and bends were fun in themselves. No internet was a bit frustrating as this was only partly holiday. The reformation of the monastery is amazing...lovely work. Room fantastic. It would have been nice to have a place to sit outside to eat or drink other than the restaurant. But ...the staff were great and there was a live concert put on for the guests. I'd recommend it to anyone...well worth a visit and a great place to stay.|
|Comment posted by Hugo Vieira|
|Great Parador. Great location!|
|Comment posted by Roberto Facchinetti|
|We stayed only a night. Amazing and peaceful place, architecture fine, wonderful renovation, good room, good services. In the next trip to Spain we should like to stay more days.|
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Parador de Santo Estevo de Rivas de Sil is located in a converted Benedictine Monastery.