Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada La Rioja

The Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada is an elegant 4 star hotel located in the town centre, near the cathedral. Santo Domingo is a stop on the Way of St James pilgrimage route through northern Spain and the 12th century building was erected as a hospital for pilgrims. Ideal as a stop on a longer touring holiday in northern Spain, we recommend visiting this region for its history, countryside and proximity to the vineyards of La Rioja.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bilbao
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

The Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada is an elegant 4 star hotel housed in a historic building at the town’s centre. The comfort and location of this hotel and its delicious local cuisine is ideal for a stop on a touring holiday of northern Spain.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located on Plaza del Santo, next to the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Bilbao

Distance from airport 120 km

Closest railway station Haro

Distance from railway station 21 km

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, bar, garage, shop, car parking.

Out and about nearby

Santo Domingo de la Calzada stands on a vast plain, next to the River Oja. The foundations of the town are inextricably entwined with the Way of St James, the pilgrimage route from France to Santiago de Compostela. Within the town you will find the cathedral and tower, an interpretive centre dedicated to the pilgrimage route, a Cistercian convent and the monastery of San Francisco (home to the town’s other Parador hotel). Within the local area you will find the wineries of Haro, Logrono and the villages of La Guardia, Najera and Ezcaray.

Sports nearby

Golf, skiing, hiking.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£580

Holiday Code EXH1854

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Room descriptions

The Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada has 61 rooms, air-conditioning, heating, private bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-bar and safe, television, telephone and hairdryer. The hotel has 1 specially equipped accessible room.

Double or twin room
Double plus room
Superior plus room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£580

Holiday Code EXH1854

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada, our clients usually hire a car from Bilbao airport and include it as part of a fly-drive touring holiday. We include flights from London and a hire car, depending on what you would like to do and what is most appropriate to your overall journey.

Additional information

Children: An extra bed for a single child can be added in all room types.

Other information: There are two Parador hotels in the town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The other Parador is called the Parador de Santo Domingo Bernado de la Fresneda and is a 3 star hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£580

Holiday Code EXH1854

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Highlights of La Rioja

Wine-producing towns across La Rioja DOC region where visitors can enjoy cellar tours and wine tastings, which can also be enjoyed at the luxury vineyard hotels which we feature. La Rioja is subdivided into three zones; Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Follow the wine routes of each of these areas. The beautiful Iglesia de San Bartolomé and cathedral in Logroño. The Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, stopping point on the Saint James’ Way pilgrimage route. Numerous bars across the region which serve ‘pintxos’ (a Basque version of tapas), including those in Logroño. The attractive old town of Haro. The Museum of Wine Culture in Vivanco. San Millán Yuso and Suso (Upper and Lower) Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in La Rioja, known for their role in the early development of the Spanish language. The hilltop walled town of Laguardia. Walking and nature watching in the Sierra de Cameros Natural park near Soria. “El Barranco Perdido” paleontology-themed amusement park. The pretty village of Ezcaray in the Oja River Valley, made wealthy by the wool trade, is popular with visitors for its outdoor pursuits and host of tapas bars.

Festivals in La Rioja

April: “Los Picaos” Easter procession in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. May: Saint’s Day festivities in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. June: Festivities of San Bernabé in Logroño, Haro Wine Festival and the Battle of Wine, Briones Medieval Festival. August: Bread and Cheese Festival in Quel. September: San Mateo Wine Harvest Festival (Logroño).

Gastronomy in La Rioja

La Rioja is best-known for its high-quality reds as well as many excellent white and rosé wines. A regional variation of tapas called ‘pintxos’ can be found throughout La Rioja, frequently eaten as a snack in bars. Enjoying pintxos like a local means visiting several bars and trying one or two small dishes in each, accompanied by local wines. Regional cooking varies from place to place but the key flavours and ingredients are simple and wholesome with high quality products from the region. Of particular note are the traditional stews made with fava or caparrón beans and a wide array of vegetables and pulses. Christians and Muslims have each left their mark on the region with pork and lamb forming popular bases for dishes, whilst fish caught from the Ebro also appear on the menu.

Climate in La Rioja

La Rioja is one of the colder regions of Spain and tends to have fairly mild summers and wet winters. The preferred time for visitors tends to be from June to September with most tourists avoiding the winter months of November to March. This part of Spain escapes the fierce summer heat found in the centre and south of the country with pleasant temperatures of around 20-25 degrees typical.

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