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  • Location: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Galicia)
  • Classification: Central Hotel w/ pool
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  • Capacity: 76 bedrooms
  • Distances:

    A Coruña- 39 miles, Pontevedra- 35 miles, the Coast (Noia)- 22 miles.

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This hotel is situated in the heart of the historical city of Santiago.

A cultural heritage building, surrounded by a 30.000 m² plot of land; a historical building which combines the comfort of a modern and elegant design with the history and tradition held inside its age-old stone walls.

San Francisco's Monastery origins date back to 1214, when the Saint of Assisi and his companions made a pilgrimage to Santiago. Legend tells he was lodged in the house of a poor coal merchant called Cotolay next to the chapel of San Paio, on the slopes of Mount Pedroso, which can be clearly seen from some of the rooms. Every night Saint Francis went to this mountain to pray, and on one occasion he received a divine revelation to build a convent in the so-called Val de Dios (Valley of God).

The hotel has 76 rooms (1 Junior Suite, 3 Suites and 2 Star with hydromassage baths). Rooms combine the peace and tranquillity of a monastery with the comfort of a modern.

Gastronomy deserves a special mention in this hotel. Cuisine is based on the preparation of traditional dishes which feed on excellent products from the sea and from their vegetable garden, with the finest presentation and service. Its wide and varied cellar makes the ideal complement to an offer which includes the best of the Galician cuisine.

The Cafeteria offers you a wide variety of coffees and teas (Gourmet), not to mention an exquisite selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails prepared with great skill by the highly specialised personnel.

All this within a warm peaceful environment.

Additional information

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA is one of the three cities to represent the history of Spain as a confluence of three civilizations: SANTIAGO, symbolizing the Christian world; GRANADA, the symbol of Moslem culture; and TOLEDO, the Christian, Arabic and Jewish civilizations all in one.

This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians'' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world''s most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments - which are in the Plaza del Obradoiro - are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria.

Declared by UNESCO in 1985 as a World Heritage Site and in 2000 selected as the EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE, Santiago has a university that dates back five centuries. The capital of the Autonomous Community of Galicia, it is now undergoing a period of urban expansion and cultural enrichment, with the founding of new museums and the birth of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia.

The city is the perfect place to spend a few days. It has an outstanding variety of cultural attractions that begins with the cathedral and the impressive Plaza del Obradoiro, and continues through the historical, narrow cobbled streets and neighbouring squares which are a pleasure to discover. Food lover’s will adore the many excellent restaurant’s and bars particularly along the Rua del Horreo, which is just one tempting seafood display after another. Be sure also to try the many delicious cheeses from this region and the excellent, locally produced Albariño white wine. 


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