04 Aug 20

Parador Santiago De Compostela

Lilia Akhtanenko Camino

If you are lucky enough to stay in a parador in Spain, you will likely find yourself in a Castilian castle, a renovated monastery or an old fortress. The Parador Santiago De Compostela is a former pilgrims’ hospital. This luxurious, beautiful hotel is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Built in in 1499, it is widely considered to be the oldest continually operating hotel in the world, and it is also known as the most beautiful hotel in Europe. It marks the end of the Way of St James and is truly a special way to end your Camino experience.

Its location is perfect as it is situated right next to Santiago Square and the Cathedral. It has four cloister gardens, a coffee and cocktail bar, a terrace with cathedral views, elegant reception rooms and a beautiful dining room.

It features 6 suites, 105 twin rooms, 14 double rooms, 2 single rooms and 1 easy access room. The beautiful bedrooms have a warm old-world design and antique furnishings. They come with 4 poster or half tester beds, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

Its two gourmet restaurants serve Galician and international fare and offer free breakfast. It has revived ancient dishes, as well as creating its own, so it’s menu is varied and impressive. There are options available for those who require vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals.

Ending your Camino journey at the Parador Santiago De Compostela is your chance to have yourself a unique experience, to stay in a building pulsating with history, incredible beauty, top class dining and first-rate customer service.

Lilia Akhtaneko

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Lilia Akhtanenko

Lilia specialises in curating dream hiking trips on the Portuguese Camino and Camino Frances. As a keen walker and Camino expert at RAW Travel she draws on her extensive first-hand experience and love of adventure travel to help others explore diverse countries and cultures.

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