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Parador de Benavente

Pº de la Mota, s/n
Benavente, 49600
Castilla y León 

Renaissance Castle/Palace

This renaissance castle was constructed under the order of Fernando II of León and was the seat of las Cortes in 1202. It makes up part of the old town, set within the town's ancient city walls. 

It was almost destroyed in 1808 during the Spanish War of Independence but the huge Torre del Caracol (tower of the snail) survived, it has a lounge with an impressive Mudejar coffered ceiling.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the castle's interior has classical decorative features such as tapestries, forged lamps, coffered ceilings, as well as Spanish bricks and woods. Its spectacular rooms are specially equipped to be an ideal location for social gatherings. 

The sleep-inducing bedrooms are cosy and accommodating, and the restaurant offers local cuisine: Bacalao a la tranca (cod with boiled egg), arroz a la zamorana (rice and pork dish), dos y pingada (fried egg and bacon on bread) and tocino de cielo (custard caramel). 

  • Double Rooms (double beds): 3
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 2
  • Twin Rooms: 30
  • Single Rooms: 3
  • Places: 73
  • Air Conditioning in bedrooms
  • Canal plus
  • Minibar
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
General Services:
  • Air Conditioning in dining room 
  • Bar 
  • Bureau de Change 
  • Conference Suite 
  • Credit Cards 
  • Distance to Airport: 110 km. 
  • Distance to Port: 195 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 70 km. 
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador) 
  • Garden 
  • No animals allowed 
  • Restaurant 
  • Shop
  • Seasonal Swimming Pool
Visits in the Area:
  • Benavente. Romanesque churches.
  • Santa Marta de Tera (32 km). Romanesque parish church.
  • Villafáfila (28 km). Lagoon Nature Reserve.
  • Puebla de Sanabria (82 km). Castle, Romanesque church, Sanabria Lake
  • Granja de Moreruela (35 km). Ruins of monastery
  • Arqueologic Route (30 km). Tera Route (80 km). Sierra de la Culebra Route (50 km). Tierra de Campos Route (50 km). Orbigo Route (25 km)
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Trekking
Local Medieval festivals in August:
  • Toro Enmaromado eve of Corpus, Benavente
  • Holy Week Zamora, 65 km.
  • Virgen de la Vega Patron saint of the town
  • Fair of the Pepper (Pimiento) end of September

Parador de Benavente

Pº de la Mota, s/n
Benavente, 49600
Castilla y León 


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