Parador de Cangas de Onís - Medieval Monastery (4*)
Beautifully set on the verdant banks of the River Sella at the foot of the spectacular Picos de Europa, between Oviedo and Santander and a mile or so outside the little town of Cangas de Onis, the superb Parador de Cangas was once the monastery of San Pedro de Villanueva.
The buildings, which date from the 12th to the 18th century, have been declared a National Monument and have endured significant changes over the years including some remodelling and redesigning around a two story cloister.
Cangas’ Parador has a modern wing which has been sympathetically designed in harmony with the historical originals and which houses the standard bedrooms. Superior rooms are located in the original monastery building. The monastery is linked to the annexe by a covered walkway. Some rooms are traditional in style, some more modern, all spacious and very comfortable and the Parador as a whole works well to maintain its original history and charm.
This hotel offers visitors to Cangas de Onis peace and tranquillity. Guests can take time to wander through the gardens and cloisters, while enjoying all the luxuries of a 4-star hotel. Guests can sit back and relax in the comfortable lounge area next to the open fire or in the beautiful Baroque cloister, enjoying the secluded environment. The Parador’s hallways have stone walls and traditional paintings and the restaurant is bright and spacious with lots of light coming in from the large windows.
The Parador de Cangas de Onis is set in a very beautiful location, the perfect place from which to admire the stunning landscape of the Picos de Europa and is an excellent base for exploring the local area on foot.