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The Hostal dos Reis Católicos, also called the Hostal de Los Reyes Católicos or Parador de Santiago, is a 5-star Parador hotel, located in the Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The hotel was constructed as a religious work in 1486, by Ferdinand and Isabel, the Catholic Monarchs. It is widely considered the oldest continuously operating hotel in the world, and has also been called the "most beautiful hotel in Europe".For Hostal dos Reis Católicos and beyond, use our Santiago de Compostela trip tool to get the most from your Santiago de Compostela vacation.
The Hostal dos Reis Católicos sits at the very end of the famous pilgrimage trail, the Way of St. James, next to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.
Pilgrims from all over Europe, throughout the Middle Ages, both rich and poor, followed the Way of St. James, and arrived in Santiago de Compostela. In the late 15th century Ferdinand and Isabel themselves completed the pilgrimage across northern Spain. As a sign of their religious piety, and their growing economic and political might, they began a program to improve the infrastructure and support services on the pilgrimage trail in Spain. They built new hostels, bridges, churches, and public wells.
The most improvement project by Isabel and Ferdinand was the Hostal, right next to the great cathedral at the very end of the pilgrimage trail. The Hostal de los Reyes Católicos served as a hospice and a hospital, where pilgrims could recover and rejuvenate after completing the pilgrimage. The Hostal had a multilingual staff of doctors, nurses, and priests on call 24 hours a day; and provided all services free of charge. Pilgrims were allowed to recover at the Hostal for 3 days in the summer, and 5 days in the winter.
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オブラドイロ広場の北側に立つ建物です。１４９２年のイスラムのグラナダ王国を倒して得た戦利金をもとに１５１１年に建てられたそうです。 現在はパラドールで、１泊３万円近い高級ホテルですが、元々は、巡礼者の援護・宿泊施設だったそうです。実際に２０世紀の中頃までホステルとして使われていたそうです。入口が立派そうで、つまみ出されるといけないので、遠慮しておきました。 more »It is a building standing on the north side of Obradiro Square. It was built in 1511 based on the war money gained by defeating the Kingdom of Granada in Islam in 1492. It is a luxury hotel with nearly 30,000 yen per night in Parador, but it was originally supported and accommodationd by pilgrims. It was actually used as a hostel until the middle of the 20th century. The entrance seemed to be splendid, and it refrained because it was not possible to be picked out.
La amabilidad y disposición de Mercedes para que la cena de Gala de nuestro Congreso de la Asociación de Jefes de Recepción fuera un éxito. Ajustó menús a nuestro presupuesto, nos asignó el Salón Real... more »The kindness and readiness of Mercedes to make the Gala dinner of our Congress of the Association of Reception Heads a success. He adjusted menus to our budget, assigned us the Royal Hall, the kindness of the waiters, exquisite food and especially the views of the Plaza del Obradorio. Unforgettable
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