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Parador® Santo Estevo (Luintra)

Hotel Monasterio de San Estevo

Parador de Santo Estevo - Galicia - Ourense

Spain - Galicia - Ourense

Four star hotel in a converted Benedictine Monastery near Ourense

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Parador® of Santo Estevo is a converted Benedictine Monastery in Nogueira de Ramuin near Ourense.
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This area of wonderful scenery is known as “Ribeira Sacra” and is where the river Sil joins into the river Mino to form the Northern border of Portugal with Spain.

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 restaurant

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. swimming pool at Santo Estevo Parador in Galicia, Spain

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.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 110 kms, train station is 24 kms away and the nearest port is 110 kms away.

Pets are not allowed.

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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 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)
Parador de Santo Estevo in Galicia - one of the Spanish Paradors Paradores

Information on Nogueira de Ramuin

Nearest Paradores®
Distance in Kilometres
Monforte de Lemos 33 North-east
Verin 86 South
Tui 111 South-west
Santiago de Compostela 115 North-west
Baiona 129 South-west
Pontevedra 129 West


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Comment posted by Anne Skilki
This was the most beautiful of the Paradores we stayed at during our tour of the North West of Spain including Compostella. Sat Nav mistake is if you put the town its in as the street and you end up in Ourense. There is a street with this name. Otherwise very easy to follow. Not only was the architecture outstanding, the service, food and facilities were wonderful. I'd love to stay a week at another time. It was the highlight of our holiday. Generally the food at other paradores was much inferior and the late starts at dinner 8.30pm a problem. It is isolated so no other place for food near by.We went with Britainy Ferries and so had standard rooms but could pay more for upgrades on both room and menu. Bring walking shoes and waterproofs you want to walk in the area as it can be rainy. It is really difficult to say how beautiful this parador is.
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!

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