Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Leon Leon

Parador de Leon is a stunning five star hotel located in the tree lined Plaza de San Marcos in Leon. Dating back to the 16th Century, this historic hotel is an ideal short break for those wishing to taste the culture and history of Leon in luxurious surroundings. Explore the town on foot, reaching both Leon's Cathedral, also known as the House of Light, and the even older Basilica de San Isidoro with its Romanesque architecture in 20 minutes. There are also a number of parks around the hotel which are ideal for relaxation. From Leon, it is easy to explore the surrounding area by hire-car, enjoying the untamed beauty of the Parque Natural de Montesinho or Salamanca's shell covered gothic palace and its cathedrals, both within 2 hours' drive.
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
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Leon

Parador de Leon is a 5-star hotel which blends history and luxury. Dating from the 16th century, with magnificent authentic architectural features and grand interiors, it is an ideal base to experience the history and culture of Léon.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the banks of Bernesga River

Annual opening Closed until 28 February 2020

Closest airport Bilbao

Distance from airport About 3 hours' drive from Bilbao

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Garden, Foreign Exchange, Parking, WiFi, Laundry, Lift.

Out and about nearby

Stained glass windows in Leon's Cathedral, San Isidoro 10th Century Basicila, Gaudi's Casa Botines, the Palacio de los Guzmanes government building, Barrio Humedo and the Museo de Leon. MUSAC is Castille and Leon's Museum of Modern Art and lies 1km from the hotel, Valperquero cave lies at 43km distance, the historical mining site of Las Medulas and the popular, beautiful walking trail of Cares Route are both about 125km away.

Sports nearby

Tennis, Golf (nearest course 5km), Basketball, Country Pursuits including trout fishing, Jet Skiing, River Cruises.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights

From about

£570 low season

£630 high season

Holiday Code EXH1810

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 holidays and tours to Parador de Leon

Room descriptions

Parador de Leon has 226 rooms with heating and air-conditioning, satellite TV, laundry service, telephone and minibar.

Standard Twin Room
Standard Double Room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights

From about

£570 low season

£630 high season

Holiday Code EXH1810

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 holidays and tours to Parador de Leon

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Parador de Leon, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bilbao. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet or Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 3 hours 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

Other information: Parador de Leon has facilities for guests with disabilities.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights

From about

£570 low season

£630 high season

Holiday Code EXH1810

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 holidays and tours to Parador de Leon

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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