Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Know the environment

Santo Domingo de la Calzada stands beside the banks of the Oja River on a vast plain. The town’s founding is linked to the branch of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela known as the French Route. Legend has it that in the 11th century, this location was a large holm oak forest on the banks of a tumultuous river that descended from the nearby mountains, now known as the Sierra de la Demanda. A hermit named Domingo took up residence in the middle of the forest, dedicating all his efforts to making it easier for pilgrims traveling to Compostela to cross this difficult terrain.

What to see

  • • Cathedral and free-standing tower
  • • Cistercian convent
  • • Pilgrim hostel
  • • City walls
  • • Way of St. James interpretive center
  • • Monastery of San Francisco (Parador Bernardo de Fresneda)

What to do

  • Wineries in Haro and the surrounding area (14 km)
  • La Guardia, Nájera and Ezcaray
  • San Millán de la Cogolla, birthplace of the Spanish language (20 km)
    Wine Trails
    Convent and Monastery Trails
    Cañas
    Briones
    Tricio
  • Logroño (tapas trail)
  • Way of St. James
  • Route of the Dinosaurs
  • Monastery of Valvanera
  • Sierra de la Cebollera y Cuevas de Ortigosa Nature Reserve

Activities

Golf course (5 km)

Inquire at the Parador

Skiing

Walking

Golf

Hiking

City tours

Winery tours

Cultural tours