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Some of the most prestigious architects and sculptors in the country and neighboring France worked on the carved façade, cloister, church and magnificent choir stalls. Its thick walls bore witness to important episodes in our history: they hosted the order’s chapter meetings, served as a place of confinement for such illustrious figures as writer Francisco Quevedo, and witnessed tragic periods, including its use as a concentration camp during the Spanish Civil War.

Over many centuries, as the friars tended the battered bodies of pilgrims, the knights of the order retook the peninsula from the Arabs. San Marcos was like a city in miniature, with animal pens, gardens, storehouses, stables, a wine cellar and a jail, as well as a corps of clerics, health workers and servants.

Today, the Hostal continues to take in travelers from all over the world, offering them the opportunity to experience history. During a stay in this exceptional building, guests can discover the grandeur of a unique city whose heritage reflects its past status as capital of the kingdom and its key role over so many centuries.

León is blessed with such beautiful treasures as its Gothic cathedral, which contains some of the most gorgeous stained glass windows in Europe; the Romanesque frescoes at San Isidro Collegiate Church, known as the Romanesque Sistine Chapel; and the most impressive Plateresque style façade, that of the Parador itself.

It is difficult to get a true feel for the city without visiting the old quarter, or without enjoying tapas in the Húmedo neighborhood, without strolling through San Martín Square and Las Palomas Square, without following the routes of the Way of St. James, the Roman Route, the Jewish Route and the Route of the Fountains. León is synonymous with eternal beauty, a wonderful legacy of the past which will leave no visitor indifferent.

Environment
León monumental
Cathedral
 San Isidoro
Casa Botines
Palacio de los Guzmanes
Barrio Húmedo
Museo de León, etcMUSAC (Castile and León Museum of Modern Art)
Whose building has been awarded the European Union Prize for Modern Architecture
Mies van der Rohe AwardMonasteries and archaeological sites route
City of Lancia
La Griega
The Roman Villa of Navatejera, etcAstorga and the Maragata area (46 km)Castrillo de los Polvazares (50 km)Las Médulas (125 km)Cares route (125 km)Valperquero caves (43 km)
General data about parador hostel
Parador hotel Parador de León Stars 5
Capacity 388 Places Styles historic area, monastery, monument
Director Alberto G. San Sebastián Vázquez Chef Agapito Cristóbal Núñez
Address Pza. de San Marcos, 7
Autonomous community Castilla y León Province León
Town León Postcode 24001
Latitude 42.602473 Longitude -5.581870
Telephone +34 987237300 Fax +34 987233458
Email leon@parador.es
Distance to airport 6 Km.
Distance to the port 0 Km.
Distance to train 1 Km.
Services offered by the parador hostel
air conditioning elevator
bar safe
heating foreign exchange
Canal+ conferences and meetings
handicapped facilities garden
laundry mini-bar
no animals parking
restaurant hairdryer in guest rooms
credit cards telephone in guest rooms
TV in guest rooms wi-fi
Activities offered by the parador hostel
Basketball Handball
Regional bowling games Soccer field
Golf course (5 km) Big and small game hunting
Cycling tourism Consultar con el Parador
Downhill skiing Hiking
Frontenis Indoor soccer
Soccer Indoor soccer
Gym Golf
River surfing Massages
Jet-skiing Paddle tennis
Trout fishing Mushroom picking
Horseback trail rides Nature tours
Ecology tours Tennis
City tours Cultural tours of the city
Winery tours  

The space is perfect for business meals or dining with friends, savoring beautifully prepared cuisine in an atmosphere with a great deal of character. Our dishes feature the best flavors from traditional local cuisine, accompanied by excellent Bierzo and Tierra de León designation of origin wines.

Information on the halls
Number of halls 9
Minimum capacity of halls 15
Maximum capacity of halls 700
How to get there?

The Parador is located on Plaza de San Marcos (San Marcos Square), near the bridge of the same name. Follow signs for the Edificio Histórico Monumental San Marcos.

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