Parador de Benavente

Renaissance Castle/Palace


Nestled in the heart of the historic town of Benavente, the Parador de Benavente is a captivating haven that invites you to step into a world of timeless charm and regal elegance. Housed within a beautifully restored 12th-century castle, this enchanting hotel seamlessly blends historic grandeur with modern comfort.

Enter through the majestic arches of the castle and be transported back in time. The spacious rooms and suites, adorned with traditional furnishings and warm hues, offer a peaceful retreat with glimpses of the surrounding countryside.

Indulge in the flavors of Castilian cuisine at the Parador's restaurant, where regional specialties are crafted using locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by fine wines. Unwind in the cozy lounge or take a stroll through the castle's gardens, where tranquility and beauty abound.between León and Zamora, the centre of several crossroads, stands the Parador de Benavente. It stands on the site of the now-vanished Castillo de la Mota, of which all that remains is the 16th-century Torre del Caracol. This majestic building is surrounded by the Jardines de la Mota, the most important green zone in Benavente, with excellent views of the river valleys of Tera and Órbigo.

General Services

General Services
  • Air Conditioning in dining room
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference suites and meetings
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 110 km.
  • Distance to Port: 195 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 70 km.
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador)
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking (without security, limited places)
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Wireless Internet - WIFI. Free
  • Air Conditioning in bedrooms
  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 3
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Places: 73
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 2
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Single Rooms: 3
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 30
  • Seasonal Swimming Pool


  • Feria del Pimiento (Pepper Festival): end of September.
  • Semana Santa (Holy Week): Zamora, a 65 km.
  • Toro Enmaromado (bull run): Eve of Corpus Christi (Wednesday before Easter Sunday), Benavente.
  • Virgen de la Vega: The town's Patron Saint.


  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Rambling
  • Trekking

Interesting Places

  • Puebla de Sanabria (82 km.)
    Romanesque Churches.
    Lake of Sanabria
  • Saint Marta de Tera (32 km.) Romanesque Parish Church.
  • Benavente, Romanesque Churches.
  • Villafáfila, National Park of the Lakes (28 km.)
  • Tours.
    Archaeological Tour (30 km.)
    Tour of Tera (80 km.)
    Tour of the Sierra de la Culebra (50 km.)
    Tour of the Tierra de Campos (50 km.)
    Tour of Orbigo (25 km.)
  • Granja de Moreruela, Monastery Ruins (25 km.)
  • Golf Villarrin, 9-Hole (36 km.)

Regional Menu

Enjoy the delicious Zamoran cuisine.

The Parador's restaurant offers local cuisine. Some of the most typical dishes include Arroz a la (rice with pork), dos y pingada (eggs and bacon on bread), asadillo de pimientos benavenanos (rep pepper and tomato stew), and lechazo asado (roast young lamb). For dessert is the tocinillo de cielo (custard caramel).