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Parador® Hotel Sto. Domingo de la Calzada

Parador de Sto. Domingo de la Calzada

Spain - La Rioja - Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Luxury four star hotel, next to the cathedral, which was built in the twelfth century to give lodgings to pilgrims

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Parador® Santo Domingo de la Calzada occupies a 12th century former hospital located next to the cathedral. Built by Saint Dominic, it was used to give shelter to the pilgrims on the Road to Santiago. Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada - interior

The Communal rooms have have been decorated in a regal and elegant style and have Gothic arches and wooden coffered ceilings. Heavy materials and bright colours are used to decorate the comfortable bedrooms some having four poster beds.The Parador® restaurant serves both international and local dishes and there is a special menu for those on a gluten free diet. .

Some of the regional dishes to be sampled include:
"Piquillo" which are delicious stuffed peppers;
"Bacalao a la riojana" reconstituted dried and salted cod as cooked in the Rioja region;
"Menestra de verduras de le Ribera" a vegetable stew from La Ribera;

Being in La Rioja wine producing region the meal should be accompanied by the famous red wine.

In Santo Domingo you must visit the Cathedral because of the architectural richness exhibited in the famous altarpiece, the wood carvings, the ”Torre Exenta” tower, the walls, and the sanctuary of the saint.
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The monastery of San Millan de la Cogolla was regarded as the birth-place of the Castilian language and is declared a Heritage of Mankind. The monastery consists of Suso (or upper) and Yuso (or lower). There are other monasteries to explore as well as the villages like Tricio, Najera, and Briones.

The main festival is celebrated from 10 to 15 of May , The processions of the maidens, nuns, and the saint takes place at the Festival of Gracia held on September 19.

The festival of Mercado del Camino take place in early December and has a medieval market and gastronomy festival which are both very popular.

You may play golf on the several courses in the surrounding area, the nearest one being less than two miles from the Parador®. Bedroom at Parador Santo Domingo de la Calzada - one of the Spanish Paradors Paradores

Valdezcaray skiing station is only 11 miles away. You can also go fishing, hunting or explore the Demanda mountains.
This Parador® has fifty two twin bedded rooms, seven rooms with double beds and two suites.
All the rooms have a private bathroom and include a telephone, TV canal plus, safe and a mini bar.

The Santo Domingo de la Calzada Parador® has air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, car park (without security and limited places), garage, satellite television, gift shop, restaurant and bar.

There are meeting rooms and some rooms are equipped for the disabled.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 60 kms, train station is 32 kms away and the nearest port is 130 kms away.

Pets are not allowed in the Parador®.

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Golden Days 10% discount on accommodation and breakfast rate for guests aged 55 years or more
Young Persons 15% discount on accommodation, breakfast and menu for guests aged between 18 and 35 years old
2 Night Special 15% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador®


Parador® Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Plaza del Santo, 3
26250 Sto. Domingo de la Calzada, La Rioja
Latitude: 42° 26' 26.3898" N (42.44064013680252)
Longitude: 2° 57' 13.23" W (-2.953621745109558)
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Distance in Kilometres
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192 East

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Comment posted by Kim Near
We stayed at the Parador Santo Domingo and we loved it. The atmosphere was fabulous The windows over looking the square as well as the amazing lobby. Felt like you were transported back in time, the staff was very professional. Great meal at the restaurant kiddy corner from the hotel. Also very interesting to see the pilgrims on their trek. Highly recommend as a stop in the region.
Comment posted by Mr M. Thorpe
We had an excellent stay. The Parador is well situated and very friendly. We have stayed here several times now and would certainly recommend it to anyone. The staff were very helpful and the meals were top class.
Comment posted by Birgitte Munk
We stayed at 3 different Paradores. Santa Domingo was the most spectacular witn a fantastic hall and nics rooms. The reception was very helpfull and kind. The rioja wineyards is very close to the village for a trip around- bike or car. We enjoyed our stay for two nights and will surely recommend this parador to our friends
Comment posted by Monika Wood
My husband and I stayed at the Santo Domingo parador in July. We truly enjoyjed our stay. Besides the fact that the hall is quite impressive we felt that the whole building was restorated and maintained in such a lovely way and with attention to detail. We had dinner in the restaurant and were extremely happy with the quality and taste of the food (and, may I say, we are not easy to please when it comes to food). And we loved the breakfast! The staff pay so much attention to detail. The selection was great. Even the most health-concious is being satisfied. And everything is prepared in lovely little portions, arranged on the buffet with great care. Truly enjoyed our stay - Thank you!

Parador® de Sto. Domingo de la Calzada is next to the cathedral and was built in the twelfth century.