Monasterio de San Francisco
  • Palma del Río , Spain
  • Palma del Río , Spain

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Midway between Seville and Córdoba the Monasterio sheltered monks on their way to missions in the New World, notably Fray Junípero Serra founder of monasteries in California. It is also associated with Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote) and Christopher Columbus. In 1828, it passed into private hands—and subsequent ruin. Eventually, inherited by the Moreno de la Cova family, it was restored opened as a hotel. More recently the hotel featured in “The Kingdom of Heaven” and hosted stars Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom and Eva Green. Tucked behind whitewashed walls in the heart of the non-touristy Andalusian town of Palma del Río, you’ll discover an excellent restaurant, a high ceilinged sitting room/bar with decorative wooden ceiling and decoratively painted walls. Two cloistered patios support a gallery around which the guestrooms are situated. The air-conditioned bedrooms (queen, king and twin) are simple and comfortable, decorated in earth tones with dark-wood furniture and trim. They have colorfully tiled baths (some have Jacuzzi tubs) and small sitting areas. Beyond the kitchen gardens is a large swimming pool, with loungers strategically placed under shady trees, and an organic orchard. The Monasterio offers unique, economical accommodation not far off the beaten track.


Monasterio de San Francisco
Avenida Pío XII, no. 35
Palma del Río, 14700 Córdoba, Spain

Region: Andalucia
Tel: 957-710-183
Cell: 671-000-116
Fax: 957-710-236

35 Rooms: €80 - €120
Breakfast Not Included: €10


Open Dates: all year
Credit Cards: Accepted
Itinerary (s): Located on or near Cradle of the Conquistadors, Andalusian Adventures, and Moorish Memories
Michelin Map (s): Map 578

Directions:

The Monasterio is next to the main church in the center of the town.


Palma del Río, Spain
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  • ✓ Air Conditioning
  • ✓ Children Friendly
  • ✓ Conference Room
  • ✓ Cooking Class
  • ✓ Dogs Allowed
  • ✓ Internet Access
  • ✓ Wireless
  • ✓ Parking Available
  • ✓ Pool
  • ✓ Restaurant
  • ✓ Telephone in Bedrooms
  • ✓ Television in Bedrooms
  • ✓ Wedding Facilities
  • ✓ Handicap Accessible