Parador de Lerma

Ducal Palace of Lerma

Overview

Nestled in the heart of the charming town of Lerma, the Parador de Lerma emerges as a magnificent architectural marvel that embodies the grandeur of Spain's Golden Age. Housed within a 17th-century ducal palace, this enchanting retreat offers a unique blend of historic splendor, regal elegance, and warm Castilian hospitality.

As you approach the Parador de Lerma, the palace's majestic fa├žade and sweeping colonnades command attention, transporting you back to a bygone era of opulence. Step inside, and you are greeted by an atmosphere of refined sophistication, with grand halls adorned with intricate frescoes, ornate tapestries, and exquisite antiques.

Each meticulously appointed guest room offers a luxurious sanctuary, combining classic elegance with modern comforts. From your window, behold panoramic views of the charming town or the vast Castilian plains, immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

The Parador de Lerma's restaurant invites you to savor the flavors of Castile, indulging in regional specialties that pay homage to the area's culinary heritage. Delight in succulent roasted meats, savory stews, and delectable desserts, all expertly crafted to tantalize your taste buds.

General Services

General Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 200 km.
  • Distance to Port: 185 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 36 km.
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador)
  • Free Internet Access in communal areas
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage: 57 p.
  • Piped Music
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Telephone
BEDROOMS
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 23
  • Duplex: 1
  • Easy access rooms: 1
  • Minibar
  • Places: 133
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 2
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Single Rooms: 7
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 36

Festivities

  • Local Medieval festivals in August:
  • Two-organ concert: in the Collegiate Church, with instruments dating back to 1615.
  • 17th century theatrical performance: in the Plaza Mayor. Conferences and exhibitions.

Activities

  • Golf course "Golf Lerma" (5 km.)

Interesting Places

  • Covarrubias (22 km.)
  • A beautiful town founded by count Fernán González in the year 987.
  • Of note is the Collegiate Church of San Cosme y San Damián (15th c.), an important example of a Gothic church of the best of the Burgos school.
  • Church of Santo Tomás (12th c.).
  • Doña Urraca Square.
  • Doña Sancha Square.
  • Quintanilla de las Viñas (35 km.)
  • 7th century Visigothic church.
  • Not far from here it is worth visiting the Romanesque San Quirece Abbey founded by Count Fernán González.
  • Sierra de la Demanda (45 km.)
  • An extraordinary mountain range in the southeast of the province.
  • In the shadows of its majestic and almost always snow-capped peaks a series of scenic and human elements come together which make the area an attractive natural and tourist paradise.
  • There are glacial lakes and sites with dinosaur and tree fossils.
  • St. James’s Way.
  • The strategic geographical situation of the territory that now makes up the province of Burgos has made it an obligatory step for the pilgrims from all over Europe who leave their home countries in search of the tomb of Saint James.
  • Visits to the D.O. Arlanza Wine Cellars close to the Parador.
  •  Distancia de Santo Domingo de Silos (31 km.)
  • The 18th century Monastery of Santo Domingo where one can enjoy the GREGORIAN CHANTS of the monastery’s monks.
  • The Yecla Gorge is also nearby.
  • Burgos (36 km.)
  • The old districts are presided over by the Gothic Cathedral with its enchanting small towers and spires.
  • Surrounding the Cathedral are the Gothic Churches of San Esteban, San Gil, San Nicolás and Santa Águeda.
  • On the outskirts of the town is the splendid complex of the Royal Monastery of las Huelgas and the Miraflores Charterhouse.
  • Lerma.
  • Ducal Palace.
  • Convent of San Juan.
  • Santa Clara Square.
  • Santa Clara Convent.
  • Church of San Pedro.
  • Peidad Sanctuary.
  • Arco de la Cárcel (entry gate of the ancient Medieval city wall from the 9th century).
  • Convent del Carmen.
  • Convent de San Blas.
  • Sierra de Atapuerca (51 km.)
  • Important archaeological sites with human remains dating back more than a million years, where the first settlers of the continent now known as Europe lived.

Regional Menu

The gastronomy of the Parador is based on natural and tasty produce grown locally.
Of note are the cold meats such as the morcilla (blood sausage) and the Burgos cheese. Let us not forget the freshwater fish including the trout, and the arriero-style stews such as the ajo carretero or pastor, customarily accompanied by the traditional ‘Torta de Aranda’ bread. A must is the tasting of the roast suckling lamb cooked in a wood-fired oven, prepared with patience and affection, as well as the palatial-recipied desserts such as the ‘cañas del duque rellenas de crema de vainilla’, the quince cake and ‘dulcería en sarten’.