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Parador de León

Pza. de San Marcos, 7
León, 24001
Castilla y León 

Parador de Santillana, Cantabria, Spain
16th Century Monastery-Hospital

The San Marcos Monastery, whose construction began in the 16th century, replaced another 12th century monastery from the times of King Alfonso VI.

Different artists immortalised a yesterday where the strength of his legacy can be seen in stone and wood, making the hotel a living museum.

The past emerges in the Cloister and Chapterhouse embracing the present with a learned renovation of large rooms. In days gone by these sheltered pilgrims. 

There are suites located in the original building with views of the square and also an annex constructed in the 20th century where the majority of the accommodation is housed.

Regal halls, spacious rooms, a library and a restaurant which in the main part offers an impeccable traditional gastronomy with touches of signature cuisine; all of which makes the Parador de San Marcos a unique establishment on St. James’s Way and the Silver Way. 

Discover Leonese gastronomy in the Rey Don Sancho restaurant.

Saturate yourself with the finest flavours of this historically plagued land enjoying the traditional local food washed down with the excellent D.O. Bierzo and C.O. Tierras de León wines.

  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 15
  • Twin Rooms: 195
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 16
  • Places: 452
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Minibar
Unique Room:

The Quevedo room at the Parador Hostal San Marcos of Leon is one of the largest and most comfortable rooms at this historic building which has been both a convent and a prison, where the prestigious writer Francisco de Quevedo was held for 4 years. The Suite is set in the centre of the Plateresque façade and has two balconies that overlook the square, being just over the main entrance. There are two dreamlike four poster beds and a carved door leading to a living room with mirrors, tables, tapestries and showcases carved in fine woods.

General Services:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference Suite
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 6 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 1 km.
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador)
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking (without security, limited places)
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
Visits in the Area:

León monumental.

  • Cathedral.
  • San Isidoro.
  • Casa Botines.
  • Palacio de los Guzmanes.
  • Barrio Húmedo.
  • Museo de León, etc.
MUSAC (Castile and León Museum of Modern Art). 
  • Whose building has been awarded the European Union Prize for Modern Architecture.
  • Mies van der Rohe Award.
Monasteries and archaeological sites route.
  • City of Lancia.
  • La Griega.
  • The Roman Villa of Navatejera, etc.
  • Astorga and the Maragata area (46 km.)
  • Castrillo de los Polvazares (50 km.)
  • Las Médulas (125 km.)
  • Cares route (125 km.)
  • Valperquero caves (43 km.)


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Horse Routes
  • Hunting
  • Indoor Football
  • Motorboats
  • Riverboarding
  • Tennis
  • Trout Fishing
Local Medieval festivals in August:
  • San Froilán: 5th of October, Virgen del Camino, 5 km.
  • San Juan: 24th of June, León.
  • International Trout Week: June, León.
  • Easter (Semana Santa): Of International Tourist Interest.

Parador de León

Pza. de San Marcos, 7
León, 24001
Castilla y León 


Hotels in León

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