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Hostal dos Reis Católicos, Santiago de Compostela
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The Hostal dos Reis Católicos, also called the Hotel de Los Reyes Católicos or Parador de Santiago, is a 5-star Parador hotel, located in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The hotel was constructed as a religious work in 1486, by Ferdinand and Isabel, the Catholic Monarchs. It is widely considered the oldest continuously operating hotel in the world, and has also been called the "most beautiful hotel in Europe"The Pilgrimage TrailThe Hostal dos Reis Católicos sits at the very end of famous pilgrimage trail, the Way of St. James, next to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.Pilgrims from all over Europe, throughout the Middle Ages, both rich and poor, followed the Way of St. James, and arrived in Santiago de Compostela. In the late 15th century Ferdinand and Isabel themselves completed the pilgrimage across northern Spain. As a sign of their religious piety, and their growing economic and political might, they began a program to improve the infrastructure and support services on the pilgrimage trail in Spain. They built new hostels, bridges, churches, and public wells.The most improvement project by Isabel and Ferdinand was the Hostal, right next to the great cathedral at the very end of the pilgrimage trail. The Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos served as a hospice and a hospital, where pilgrims could recover and rejuvenate after completing the pilgrimage. The Hostal had a multi-lingual staff of doctors, nurses, and priests on call 24 hours a day; and provided all services free of charge. Pilgrims were allowed to recover at the Hostal for 3 days in the Summer, and 5 days in the Winter.Use our Santiago de Compostela vacation generator to visit Hostal dos Reis Católicos on your trip to Santiago de Compostela, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Tudo neste lugar é perfeito! Desde decoração, acomodações, restaurante, bar, localização e staff! O melhor de tudo é estar diante da Catedral de Santiago! Quer melhor presente do que este para um pere... read more »Everything about this place is perfect! From decoration, accommodation, restaurant, bar, location and staff. Best of all is to be in front of the Cathedral of Santiago. What better gift than this for a pilgrim, after a 30-day journey on foot? Worth every euro!show original
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Ubicados de espalda a la fachada de la Catedral de Santiago, hacia la derecha, se levanta el edificio otrora dedicado a la asistencia sanitaria de los peregrinos que arribaban al culminar el camino qu... read more »Located back to the facade of the Cathedral of Santiago, to the right rises the building once dedicated to the health care of the pilgrims that arrived at the end of the road that had chosen: Hospital of the Católicos Reyes. Today, the destination is another. Indeed, works as a hotel for tourists (two Hostal Reis Católicos), those who enjoy a privileged location found in the emblematic place of Santiago de Compostela: the Praza do Obradoiro (plaza of the workshop), so called because originally in it, they worked the canteristas who prepared the material for the construction of the Cathedral. It is claimed it is of plateresque plateresque or Gothic style architecture. It was built by order of the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, who visited the place or style of the Catholic Kings. The Praza do Obradoiro requires more than one day, to explore and appreciate all that it offers from the architectural point of view. It is necessary to go with camera or video camera in hand.show original
Un pedazo de historia universal, al alcance de todos. Lugar precioso, y es estar como viajando a otras épocas. Impresiona por todos los lados.A piece of universal history, within the reach of everyone. Beautiful place, and it is to be as traveling to other times. Impress on all sides.show original
We stopped here for drinks and snacks after visiting the Cathedral. We were served in an inner courtyard with tables in the shade. It was a welcome respite on a hot and sunny day.
You won't find a hotel like this anywhere else in the world
Christian cabanes galisteoSuper recommended visit in Santiago de Compostela. The Town Hall has a tour of the Cathedral and adjacent areas where to include this visit. It is short but helps to see the inside with more details.show original
Willy Fuentes PerezBeautiful but very very expensiveshow original
Franca lialiWe visited Santiago de Compostela during a holiday in Galicia. Stay at Hostal dos Reis Catolicos has been outstanding. The Hotel has rooms minimal but essential, clean and smelling is a large convent adapted to large property, but despite the large number of visitors is all calm and composed, mystical atmosphere. Walking and refreshment in the corridors around the cloister are truly relaxing. The staff is meticulous. The Hostal is next to the Cathedral and the town centre.show original
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