The Parador de Santo Domingo (Bernardo de Fresneda) is situated south of Bilbao on the old pilgrims’ route to Santiago de Compostela and within easy reach of San Sebastian and Pamplona. Although not the original Parador of the town - the 4* Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada is located about 800m away - this Parador was converted and inaugurated early in the 21st century as a separate, smaller property, and is the ideal base from which to explore the beautiful landscapes of La Rioja wine region as well as the town itself.
The Parador is located in the hospice of a former convent built in the 16th Century. It has 47 comfortable rooms, some with 4-poster beds that combine deep shades with solid Castilian oak furniture and traditional stone walls, to create an atmosphere of pure history.
Less than half an hour away is the wine town of Haro, where many of the most celebrated Rioja wine names are established and there is a golf course only 4 km away. Its location on the 'Way of Saint James' or the 'Camino de Santiago' pilgrimage route, its design, and its unmistakable cultural value make it the ideal location to enjoy rural tourism, nature walks, wine tours and to enjoy Northern Spain at its best.