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Address: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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A fusion of Plateresque and Renaissance styles gives this building, now a...

A fusion of Plateresque and Renaissance styles gives this building, now a tourist center, a unique look.

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This IS the parador and a stroll through the courtyards and porticos rewards the visitor with a clear sense of the serenity and refined architecture of this former hospital for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
NotRealHoosiers
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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153 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This IS the parador and a stroll through the courtyards and porticos rewards the visitor with a clear sense of the serenity and refined architecture of this former hospital for pilgrims. Don't leave without exploring every area.

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Lisboa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lovely garden, perfect for photos. It's ancient, you should read a little about it's history. The arches are old made of stone and the gardens are well take care.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lots of history, art and tradition here. On the center of the building is the emblem of Santiago. It is the dream of pilgrims to arrive at this place.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We both stayed in and explored the parador. The hostal has a fascinating history and 'the tour' is well signed. We were particularly moved by the room where Segovia held master classes. And the chapel is marvellous. We ate in the restaurant just once - a wedding anniversary - and the food was delicious. Breakfasts are self-service style, good and... More 

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1 Thank Muchtravelled222
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is THE hotel to stay in. It is right opposite the Cathedral and has a character all of its own. The reception is not that impressive but the main body of the hotel certainly is, as are the rooms. Very pricy but a five day Parador card kept the cost down slightly. Lovely old fashioned room with four poster... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Now the fancy (and expensive) parador next to the cathedral, it is worth a walk through the lobby for the atmosphere. Prices are sky high, but guests seem to like it.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The former Hospital Real from medieval times was transformed into a luxury hotel some years ago. Although classified as a "Parador", this is one of the finest and certainly the best located hotel in Santiago. Even if you don't check in, go inside and admire the interior courtyards.

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4 Thank FloridaMG
Berlin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Very beatiful and a good hotel, if you can afford it. The Hostal de los Reys Catolicos is located beside the cathedral, it's worth visiting.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is actually in the Parador de Santiago. Since we stayed there, there was no entrance fee, so I'm not sure what the cost is. However, it is extremely interesting and is worth a visit.

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Albuquerque
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

What can I say as a Pilgrim on the Camino Frances that has not been said since the visits to this place since 1500's. It's a great way to end what for many is a month or more of introspection...unless you are heading for the coast at Finesterre. Was over 55 so I qualified for discount rate and breakfast thrown... More 

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