Close view of the main entrance to the hotel, in central Santiago de Compostela

Lodge in the luxurious Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Jean Pierre Contasti
Jean Pierre Contasti

Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain, is a pilgrimage destination known all around the Christian world. Because of this, most of its infrastructure, during the last centuries, has been dedicated to the care of pilgrims to the shrine of Saint James. Moreover, as you reach this city, the capital of Galicia, be sure to live a uniquely luxurious experience when staying at what’s considered the oldest still-functioning hotel in the world. Above all, the 5-star Parador de Santiago will allow you to lodge as nowhere else.

View of a quiet room with various sets of furniture
The hotel’s different rooms allow you to enjoy its historical character | Photo by Juan Tiagues

First, reach the Praza do Obradoiro, and within sight of the city’s famous cathedral, find the building on which this luxury hotel stands. Certainly, ever since its foundation by the Catholic Monarchs in 1499, it has continuously hosted pilgrims from all around the globe. So, don’t expect less than a beautiful location, where history is witnessed as you roam through halls, gardens and rooms. Indeed, as its traditional name states, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos is a destination where you’ll be able to enjoy the best of Santiago, in a truly amazing experience. 

Stone fountain visible in the center of a gardened courtyard
The hotel’s premises contain four courtyards or cloisters, each of them named after one of the Evangelists | Photo by José Luis Filpo Cabana

Besides staying in rooms decorated with the utmost respect for the historical setting, you’ll walk through its four cloisters. Afterwards, be sure to head towards its restaurant, called Libredon, where your taste buds will be indulged in the flavors of Galician style dishes, both seafood and meat-based. Later on, stroll around the courtyards and hallways of this late medieval marvel, and gaze at the paintings and sculptures that give it a museum vibe.

Don’t hesitate to stay at the Parador de Santiago and share the unique luxury of resting as a pilgrim with us, here on #Tripsst!

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