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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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344 reviews 344 reviews
250 attraction reviews
437 helpful votes 437 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Been here after each of my hikes and always got a rude reception. Can't say it tempted me to slap down my Visa and ask for a room.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Normally these type of large old hotels are not my thing. But I must admit this one surprised me . Great service, vast spaces, perfect location, wonderful staff, delicious breakfast,comfy bed, huge room, modern bathroom, great amenities, fitting decor, Just an all round great experience that I couldn't fault in any way

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