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Address: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Great spot for history and photos

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Lisboa
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Lisboa
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217 reviews
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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 229 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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 441 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 31 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Gent, België
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Although the cloisters are normally only accessible to guest, it is possible to visit them. If possible try to take a look inside the chapel situated at the centre of complex. The parador is very expensive and therefore I would not recommend to stay there nor to take any refreshments at the bar.

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Address: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela

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