The Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo is in Villafranca del Bierzo, in the region of El Bierzo, a stone's throw from Galicia. The building is a tourist landmark in the area and is surrounded by the splendid nature of the area. The interior of the building conveys the elegance, class and comfort of a contemporary building, especially in the spacious restaurant, the cafeteria, the guest lounge and the terrace. From the rooms, which are decorated in a rustic style, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the area. The Parador is also equipped with all mods cons and has two swimming pools, one outdoor and the other heated, sauna and multi-purpose rooms for meetings, conferences and events.
Villafranca del Bierzo is well known for being a crossing point on the Way of St. James, and is the only place where you can be granted the Jubilee without reaching Santiago de Compostela. The set of buildings, houses, churches, streets and bridges has been declared BIC (Cultural Interest Asset). Highlights include the Castle, the Calle del Agua, the churches of San Francisco and San Nicolás, the Plaza Mayor and the Collegiate Church of Villafranca. What´s more Villafranca is only 30 minutes by car from the tourist town of Monforte de Lemos and Las Médulas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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
Breakfast in the room
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Heated swimming pool
Seasonal swimming pool
Laundry and ironing 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.
Villafranca del Bierzo is an essential stage of the Way of St. James and is located in the area of El Bierzo. Its historic centre has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument thanks to its collection of buildings, houses, churches, streets and bridges. Strolling through Villafranca del Bierzo is like going back in time. Highlights in the town centre include the Castle, Calle del Agua, the churches of San Francisco and San Nicolás, the Plaza Mayor and the Collegiate Church of Villafranca, which is located next to the historic garden of La Alameda.
It is a cultural icon in the Biosphere Reserve of Los Ancares Leones, of which it forms part. In the surrounding area you will discover highly unique and beautiful spots such as Paradaseca, Villar de Acero, Porcarizas, Tejeira, Aira da Pedra and Campo del Agua. If you travel to the area you mustn´t miss the church of Santiago de Peñalba, one of the best examples of Mozarabic architecture in the region; the Compludo Ironworks, which have been declared a National Monument; and the Templar castle in Ponferrada. What´s more Villafranca del Bierzo is just 30 minutes by car from the tourist town of Monforte de Lemos and the Roman gold mines of Las Médulas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature for the Senses
This Parador puts at your disposal a selection of activities in its surroundings that seek three objectives: to raise awareness of the need to take care of the environment, revitalize rural areas and make your stay at the Parador even more fun and interesting. Do you want to discover a new way of making tourism more sustainable?
The Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo opened its doors after a full refurbishment at the end of 2010, offering its guests the best new facilities adapted to conference and banquet tourism, with comfortable rooms, open-plan meeting rooms with natural light, a terrace for cocktail parties, indoor and outdoor seasonal swimming pools, and a restaurant and cafeteria where you can sample the best delicacies of traditional Bierzo cuisine.