Paradores of Spain and Pousadas of Portugal
Cangas de Onis
Oviedo (91km), Santander (138km), Bilbao (232km)
Historic Monastery in Natural Surroundings
Jan - Dec
MONASTERY OF SAN PEDRO DE VILLANUEVA (12th CENTURY TO 18th CENTURY) Tradition has it that King Alfonso I 'The Catholic'
constructed this building on 21 February 746, and the excavations carried out at
the start of the refurbishing work to turn it into a Parador de Turismo confirm
this idea. The current monastery was founded on this site and run by the Order
of San Benito until the Desamortización de 1835 (Large-scale selling of State
and Church assets).Two rooms with archeological remains, pottery in particular,
uncovered during the refurbishing work are testament to this distant past. The
monastery was recognized a National Monument in 1907, and features an added wing
of perfectly harmonious architectural and constructional qualities: truly a
jewel set on the green banks of the River Sella, in whose waters the hotel is
reflected. In the background, guests can contemplate the majestic landscape of
the Picos de Europa. This Parador, featuring comfortable and modern facilities,
is the ideal starting point from which to discover the delights of the Asturian
landscape, enjoy its typical festivals and ancestral folklore activities and
sample the best and most authentic of its rich gastronomic tradition.
Parador de Toledo
Located on the Cerro del Emperador by a meander of the river Tagus, this Parador offers an incomparable panoramic view of the monumental profile of Toledo...
Pousada de Setubal - Sao Filipe
Pousada de Setúbal - São Filipe, a fortress built in the 17th century by King Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal), has a breathtaking view over the River Sado estuary...
We had a fabulous time on the Camino de Santiago! Everything worked as
it should have and all contact we had with anyone associated with
EATours was very friendly, very helpful and totally professional. You
can be sure that we will be passing the word. A real pleasure...