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The Hospital Real

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Address: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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A fusion of Plateresque and Renaissance styles gives this building, now a...

A fusion of Plateresque and Renaissance styles gives this building, now a tourist center, a unique look.

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Super architecture.

As part of the Parador it is excellently maintained and well documented. Visit it as part of the tour of the Parador. It is an excellent tour, full of history and architecture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 April 2016
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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1,033 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

As part of the Parador it is excellently maintained and well documented. Visit it as part of the tour of the Parador. It is an excellent tour, full of history and architecture. Free to guests or on minimal payment to visitors.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This IS the parador and a stroll through the courtyards and porticos rewards the visitor with a clear sense of the serenity and refined architecture of this former hospital for pilgrims. Don't leave without exploring every area.

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Lisboa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Lovely garden, perfect for photos. It's ancient, you should read a little about it's history. The arches are old made of stone and the gardens are well take care.

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Philadelphia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Lots of history, art and tradition here. On the center of the building is the emblem of Santiago. It is the dream of pilgrims to arrive at this place.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We both stayed in and explored the parador. The hostal has a fascinating history and 'the tour' is well signed. We were particularly moved by the room where Segovia held master classes. And the chapel is marvellous. We ate in the restaurant just once - a wedding anniversary - and the food was delicious. Breakfasts are self-service style, good and... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

This is THE hotel to stay in. It is right opposite the Cathedral and has a character all of its own. The reception is not that impressive but the main body of the hotel certainly is, as are the rooms. Very pricy but a five day Parador card kept the cost down slightly. Lovely old fashioned room with four poster... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Now the fancy (and expensive) parador next to the cathedral, it is worth a walk through the lobby for the atmosphere. Prices are sky high, but guests seem to like it.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

The former Hospital Real from medieval times was transformed into a luxury hotel some years ago. Although classified as a "Parador", this is one of the finest and certainly the best located hotel in Santiago. Even if you don't check in, go inside and admire the interior courtyards.

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Berlin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

Very beatiful and a good hotel, if you can afford it. The Hostal de los Reys Catolicos is located beside the cathedral, it's worth visiting.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

This is actually in the Parador de Santiago. Since we stayed there, there was no entrance fee, so I'm not sure what the cost is. However, it is extremely interesting and is worth a visit.

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