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Parador de Leon - Hostal De San Marcos :

Pza. de San Marcos, 7
León 24001
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Great hotel! Full of History and Art!

Luis Ivan - United States of America
Love everything about this parador.

Minjen - United States of America
obviously a magnificent setting but also a pleasant room and a very nice breakfast buffet.

John - United States of America
It is a beautiful hotel with friendly, efficient staff, and we would definitely stay here again. We liked our room in the older section, and also appreciated the plentiful free parking right on the property ...More

Sandra - United States of America
The view of the city from our room was great.

John - United States of America
Thank you

Debra - United States of America
Wonderful staff and excellent value

Ron - United States of America
would like an organized transport between paradores!!!!

Angelica - United States of America
Excellent Location

Anna - United States of America
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The Hostal de San Marcos is one of the most extraordinary historic hotels on the Old Continent. Construction of the building was begun in the 16th century, together with the bridge across the River Bernesga in the outskirts of León. It was built to house the peninsula's western headquarters for the Military Order of Saint James. The project was financed by King Ferdinand the Catholic. The magnificent hotel is a museum of stately function rooms, with a spectacular cloister and chapter house; spacious, elegant guest rooms; a library; and a wonderful restaurant that offersbeautifully prepared traditional cuisine.

Some of the most prestigious architects and sculptors in the country and neighboring France worked on the carved façade, cloister, church and magnificent choir stalls. Its thick walls bore witness to important episodes in our history: they hosted the order’s chapter meetings, served as a place of confinement for such illustrious figures as writer Francisco Quevedo, and witnessed tragic periods, including its use as a concentration camp during the Spanish Civil War.

Over many centuries, as the friars tended the battered bodies of pilgrims, the knights of the order retook the peninsula from the Arabs. San Marcos was like a city in miniature, with animal pens, gardens, storehouses, stables, a wine cellar and a jail, as well as a corps of clerics, health workers and servants.

Today, the Hostal continues to take in travelers from all over the world, offering them the opportunity to experience history. During a stay in this exceptional building, guests can discover the grandeur of a unique city whose heritage reflects its past status as capital of the kingdom and its key role over so many centuries.

León is blessed with such beautiful treasures as its Gothic cathedral, which contains some of the most gorgeous stained glass windows in Europe; the Romanesque frescoes at San Isidro Collegiate Church, known as the Romanesque Sistine Chapel; and the most impressive Plateresque style façade, that of the Parador itself.

It is difficult to get a true feel for the city without visiting the old quarter, or without enjoying tapas in the Húmedo neighborhood, without strolling through San Martín Square and Las Palomas Square, without following the routes of the Way of St. James, the Roman Route, the Jewish Route and the Route of the Fountains. León is synonymous with eternal beauty, a wonderful legacy of the past which will leave no visitor indifferent.


You can find this parador featured in the following popular routes:

Paradors of Northen Spain - 6 nights

Discover destinations in North Western Spain like Santiago de Compostela and other paradores along one of the routes of St. James.

The Way to Santiago - 7 nights

This route passes through some of the most representative places on the Pilgrims' Way, ending by the very doors of the Cathedral in the Plaza del Obradoiro.

THE ROUTE OF SANTIAGO II (7 NOCHES) - 7 nights

Through this route, you may visit the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, in which -according to tradition- the tomb of Saint James the Elder is. The Saint James Way has been declared by the UNESCO World Heritage and by the Council of Europe "European Cultural Itinerary".

THE ROUTE OFTHE KINGDOM OF LEON - 7 nights

This Route invites you to make a trip through spectacular natural landscapes with many buildings with their own character, as well as areas of famous wine. 1100th Anniversary of the Kingdom of León (910 - 2010)

ROUTE OF THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES I - 7 nights

During 2010, a Holy Year, pilgrims may get the Jubilee. To get it, one of the prerequisites is to visit the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, in which -according to tradition- the tomb of Saint James the Elder is. The Saint James Way has been declared by the UNESCO World Heritage and by the Council of Europe "European Cultural Itinerary".

SILVER ROUTE II - 7 nights

The Silver Route has been the natural route linking the Bay of Biscay with the Andalusian Atlantic coastline from olden times. Romans took advantage to build a road to transport precious silver, leaving behind the base of a major legacy taking you through history.
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