General the countryside where the vineyards of the Rioja wine are located is also popular. The late 13th century romanesque-gothic cathedral is a national monument named after the patron saint,santo domingo. The spa of arnedillo (110 kms) is known for the healing qualities of its water. The winter resort of valdezcarayis only 30 kms. From the Parador. 1208AB
This Parador occupies the historic hospice built in the XIIth century by Santo Domingo to accommodate sick pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. The cathedral (a national monument) is next to the Parador.Logrono is 46 kms. Away while Madrid is 306 kms.
The Parador itself lies in the centre of the town beside the cathedral on the outside its facade is formed by building-blocks and square windows.
It shows the preserved medieval motifs such as the stone arches and the old entrance door that has been restored and used as a proper table in the area opposite reception.