An Old Hospital on the Road to Santiago
This is a four star Parador (Spanish state-owned hotel) and it is located in a building from which you can almost touch the walls of the majestic cathedral. It was built in the 11th century as a hospital for the pilgrims of the Road to Santiago by the very Saint that gives his name to the place.
In 1965 it was rehabilitated as a Parador de Turismo, but it still preserves the main entrance and some of the windows of the 13th century.
It has a hall and a large living room on the lower floor that is full of Gothic arches and has a lovely coffered ceiling.
By the way, the network of "Paradores" has changed the bathroom amenities and they now smell like chewing-gum!