The Parador de León, Hostal San Marcos, is one of the most ICONIC Parador buildings and one of the most important of the Spanish Renaissance. Thoroughly refurbished, the Hostal San Marcos reopened its doors with a new enclosed interior atrium with natural light, which houses the cafeteria under an impressive ceiling by the painter Lucio Muñoz. The Hostal San Marcos also displays an impressive set of works from the ancient collection, highlights of which include the work of sculptor Juan de Juni. The choir of the church's tribune also stands out. The cloister and its terrace are the favourite corners of those who visit us.
The emblem of the city of León is its cathedral, the most perfect representation of Gothic architecture in Spain.
World famous are its stained-glass windows, of which some original pieces survive. Other points of interest are the Real Colegiata, the Palacio de los Guzmanes, its Plaza Mayor and the collection of churches, convents, mansions and palaces in its historic centre.
The province of León is also home to several natural areas where hiking enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of routes. Small trails for beginners and long-distance trails for more experienced hikers, historical trails such as that at Cañada Real and nature trails such as the Ruta Romana del Oro and the Valle de Arbás.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Laundry and ironing service
Digital press and magazines service
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
From the Parador de León you can take a nice walk through the historic centre of the town, which covers churches, convents, mansions and palaces. The Romantic Quarter and the Húmedo Quarter when it comes to recharging your batteries along the way in the many bars in its streets and squares. The emblem of the city is the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Leon, known as the Pulchra Leonina (“Beautiful Leonese”) thanks to its refined Gothic style. Its stained-glass windows are world-famous among the best in the world.
The Hostal San Marcos is another of León's iconic buildings, due to its architecture and history. Closely linked to the Order of Santiago, of which it was the seat, Francisco de Quevedo was imprisoned in it. It is the most important Renaissance building in the country and is notable for its impressive Plateresque façade and the cloister in its interior.
The province of León offers first-class options tourists, from the famous Médulas to the Valporquero Caves, not to mention the architectural heritage around Sahagún and Tierra de Campos and the area of Astorga. You can also visit the Picos de Europa National Park, enjoy the Camino de Santiago (Way of Santiago), whose longest route is in the province, or make an excursion through the areas around the rivers Bernesga, Torío, Porma and Curueño.