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Parador de Lerma

Plaza Mayor, 1
Lerma, 09340, Burgos 
Castilla y Leon

Parador de Santillana, Cantabria, Spain
Ducal Palace of Lerma

The Ducal Palace is located in the highest part of the town of Lerma. It was constructed taking advantage of the site of a 10th century castle and was implemented according to the plans of the architect Francisco de Mora in successive phases between the years 1601 and 1617. 

The palace was commissioned by the order of the first Duke of Lerma, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas for the accommodation, rest and general enjoyment of his master, King Philip III.

This hotel has a central courtyard surrounded by columned galleries in alternating sections: the first has twenty Tuscan columns with semicircular arches, and the second has twenty Ionic columns.

After its restoration the Palace has now been converted into a Parador with 70 rooms and a capacity of 133 beds. 

The gastronomy of the Parador is based on natural and tasty produce grown locally.

Of note are the cold meats such as the morcilla (blood sausage) and the Burgos cheese. Let us not forget the freshwater fish including the trout, and the arriero-style stews such as the ajo carretero or pastor, customarily accompanied by the traditional ‘Torta de Aranda’ bread. A must is the tasting of the roast suckling lamb cooked in a wood-fired oven, prepared with patience and affection, as well as the palatial-recipied desserts such as the ‘cañas del duque rellenas de crema de vainilla’, the quince cake and ‘dulcería en sarten’. 

  • Double Rooms (double beds): 23
  • Duplex: 1
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 2
  • Twin Rooms: 37
  • Single Rooms: 7
  • Places: 133
  • Minibar
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Television
Unique room - Infanta Margarita (106)

Infanta Margarita, daughter of Felipe IV, was christened in the town which at one time governed the greatest empire ever known, the town of Ducal de Lerma. In honour of the Infanta, the Parador of Lerma has named it most prestigious Room "Infanta Margarita". The room is located in the Patio de Bolaños and enjoys privileged views out over Arlanza Plain. The amenities in the room include: a four poster king-size bed, a lounge area, a jacuzzi with views over Arlanza and the plain, etc.

General Services:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 200 km.
  • Distance to Port: 185 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 36 km.
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador)
  • Free Internet Access in communal areas
  • Heating
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage: 57 p.
  • Piped Music
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Telephone

Visits in the Area:
  • Covarrubias (22 km.) - A beautiful town founded by count Fernán González in the year 987.Of note is the Collegiate Church of San Cosme y San Damián (15th c.), an important example of a Gothic church of the best of the Burgos school.
  • Quintanilla de las Viñas (35 km.) - Not far from here it is worth visiting the Romanesque San Quirece Abbey founded by Count Fernán González.
  • Sierra de la Demanda (45 km.) - An extraordinary mountain range in the southeast of the province.
  • St. James’s Way - The strategic geographical situation of the territory that now makes up the province of Burgos has made it an obligatory step for the pilgrims from all over Europe who leave their home countries in search of the tomb of Saint James.
  • Visits to the D.O. Arlanza Wine Cellars close to the Parador.
  • Distancia de Santo Domingo de Silos (31 km.) - The 18th century Monastery of Santo Domingo where one can enjoy the GREGORIAN CHANTS of the monastery’s monks.
  • Burgos (36 km.) - The old districts are presided over by the Gothic Cathedral with its enchanting small towers and spires.
  • Sierra de Atapuerca (51 km.) - 
    Important archaeological sites with human remains dating back more than a million years, where the first settlers of the continent now known as Europe lived.
  • Lerma
    • Ducal Palace.
    • Convent of San Juan.
    • Santa Clara Square.
    • Santa Clara Convent.
    • Church of San Pedro.
    • Peidad Sanctuary.
    • Arco de la Cárcel (entry gate of the ancient Medieval city wall from the 9th century).
    • Convent del Carmen.
    • Convent de San Blas.
  • Golf course "Golf Lerma" (5 km.)
Local Medieval festivals in August:
  • Two-organ concert: in the Collegiate Church, with instruments dating back to 1615.
  • 17th century theatrical performance: in the Plaza Mayor. Conferences and exhibitions.
Parador de Lerma

Plaza Mayor, 1
Lerma, 09340, Burgos 
Castilla y Leon


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