The Parador de Santo Domino de la Calzada has been adapted from the old Pilgrims’ Hospital opposite the cathedral. The original building was erected by Santo Domingo in the 12th century to accommodate pilgrims on the Way of St. James. Its style is regal and elegant, with majestic halls and a lobby filled with Gothic arches and wooden coffered ceilings. Here you’ll find a warm and harmonious setting, which is also suitable for events and social gatherings.
Santo Domingo de la Calzada is in the heart of the Way of St. James, making it a perfect destination for rural tourism and sports such as golf and hiking, or to enjoy the winter resort of Valdezcaray.
It is a jewel on the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela, with special places such 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.
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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
Breakfast in the room
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Electric car charging station
Choice of pillows in the room
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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.
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.
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.
The former Pilgrims’ Hospital, which has been converted into a Parador and which is immersed in the Way of St. James, is a magnificent building with quality and comfortable facilities where you can hold events and social gatherings.