The Parador Tour 2

Hostal San Marcos, Leon

This the most stunning place I have ever stayed, when we turned the corner and realised this was our hotel, we were speechless. It looks like a palace.

The interior is even better, wonderful architecture, lots of beautiful stone, marble, paintings, sculptures and antiques, a very grand hotel indeed. It is also a historic stop on the route for pilgrims heading for Santiago de Compostela and we indeed met a few of these taking a luxury break to enjoy the facilities.

Leon is not just full of historic buildings, of which there are plenty to visit, it also boasts some marvellous modern buildings with lots of glass reflecting the diversity in the area. If you get the chance to visit northern Spain this city is a must.