Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

A luxurious 16th century pilgrims’ hostel

Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

Plaza de San Francisco, 1 26250 Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Register number: HLR-903

+34 941341150

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Closing periods :

From 01/01/2021 until 31/03/2022

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A luxurious 16th century pilgrims’ hostel
Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

The beautiful Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda is in the Convent of San Francisco, just 400 metres from the historic centre of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The building, which was commissioned by Fray Bernardo, for whom it is named, has three parts: a church, a workshop-museum and a guesthouse, and the hotel is located in the latter. A vaulted corridor (the monastery’s former wine cellar) leads to the reception area, where the main staircase begins. The impressive remodelling of the novices’ courtyard is a highlight; it is covered by a dynamic glass vault which is now where the restaurant is.

Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda
Exterior Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

Its rooms, whose stone walls make them so special and cosy, and its outstanding decoration with contrasting red and blue-grey tones, the oil paintings with a sacred theme and works by modern graphic artists, will make your stay an exclusive experience. It also has magnificent rooms for banquets and meetings. Santo Domingo de la Calzada is in the heart of the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago de Compostela, which makes a perfect destination for rural tourism and sports such as golf or hiking, or to enjoy the winter resort of Valdezcaray. It is a jewel on the Way of St. James, with places as special as its Cathedral and Plaza de España. There is a legend about its foundation. It’s said that in the 11th century the site of the town was a large holm oak forest on the banks of a river that flowed down from the nearby Sierra de la Demanda. A hermit called Domingo settled in this forest, and spent his time aiding the passage through such difficult lands for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.

Habitación Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

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.

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Services and facilities

All the comforts you need


Parking prices can be consulted directly at the Parador.

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air conditioning



Caja fuerte

Laptop safe

conferencias y

Conferences and meetings


Breakfast in the room

Facilidades de accesibilidad

Handicapped facilities


Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products

Tv en habitaciones

Flat screen TV



Servicio de habitaciones

Room service


Laundry and ironing service

Servicio de prensa y revistas digitales

Digital press and magazines service

Tecnología ChromeCast

ChromeCast technology


Free Wifi

The gastronomy of the Parador

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.

Gastronomía Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

Take advantage of the Paradores offers

  • The Parador is the perfect place for you to discover this medieval town and be captivated by a place of immense beauty.

  • Prepare your getaway to the Parador de Gredos and enjoy one of the best skies to see the stars

  • A night longer at a Parador can make a big difference.

  • Live your passion for golf with a one-night stay with breakfast and 9-hole green fee.

  • What to do?
    What to do in Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

    Santo Domingo de la Calzada Cathedral is the jewel in the crown of local heritage. A proto-Gothic building, it is organised as a typical pilgrimage church with three naves, a double-width central nave, which is crossed by a transept. Inside, the main altarpiece, a jewel of Spanish Renaissance sculpture, is one of the highlights.

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    Its historic quarter is brimming with treasures in the form of mansions, palaces and churches, such as San Francisco, which is adjacent to the Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda.

    It also preserves the largest walled enclosure in La Rioja, and its Plaza de España and the historic town hall building are remarkable.



    Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a good starting point for the Wine Route, in which you can visit the nearby town of Haro and its wineries.

    You can also visit nearby villages such as Briones, Cuzcurrita del River Tirón, which has a fabulous heritage, as well as Nájera.

     The surrounding towns of San Millán de la Cogolla, the birthplace of the Spanish language, and Ezcaray, a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts because of the Valdezcaray ski resort, are also worth a visit

    Celebrate your event in our halls

    The Parador Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda is ideal for large events. The impressive remodelling of the Convent of San Francisco has given rise to spaces in such unique settings as a modern hall under a glass vault where banquets and special events can be held.

    Salones del Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

    Patio de Novicios

    Maximum capacity : 300
    m²: 256

    Salones del Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

    Juan de Sámano

    Maximum capacity : 200
    m²: 187

    Salones del Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda

    Hidalgo del Río Cabado

    Maximum capacity : 225
    m²: 204


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