parador santo domingo de la calzada la rioja
This Parador occupies a 12th century former hospital located next to the cathedral. Built by Saint Dominic, it was used to give shelter to the pilgrims on the Road to Santiago.
In a regal and elegant style, the majestic living rooms and a lobby boast Gothic arches and wooden coffered ceilings. Noble materials and bright colours are used to decorate the comfortable bedrooms some having four poster beds. This warm and harmonious environment is suitable for social functions as well as business meetings.
In the restaurant, some of the regional dishes to be sampled include: "Piquillo" which are delicious stuffed peppers;
"Bacalao a la riojana" reconstituted dried and salted cod as cooked in the Rioja region;
"Menestra de verduras de le Ribera" a vegetable stew from La Ribera; Being in La Rioja wine producing region the meal should be accompanied by the famous red wine.
In Santo Domingo you must visit the Cathedral because of the architectural richness exhibited in the famous altarpiece, the wood carvings, the ”Torre Exenta” tower, the walls, and the house of the saint.