Parador de Corias
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- Twin rooms (38)
- Suites (3)
- Easy Access Rooms (2)
- Capacity (86)
- Conference suites
- Central heating
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Turkish Bath
- Credit cards
- Station (4km)
- EV Charging Station
Parador de Corias - 11th century Benedictine monastery (4*)
This remarkable hotel is housed within an impressive 11th-century Benedictine monastery, the Parador de Corias makes full use of this splendid building’s architectural features. The site was declared a site of historic national importance and it is easy to see why. The rectangular building is 8000 square meters and comprises two patios together with numerous archways and cloisters. The site also boasts a Tuscan style church where visitors can marvel at the great baroque altarpiece whose sculptures depict the foundation of the monastery.
The interior of the building retains a genuinely monastic style, combining this with the comfort of a modern, contemporary hotel. Among the Corias Parador’s facilities are a spacious restaurant, a café, as well as a lounge for relaxing and chatting. The hotel also boasts a spa complete with leisure pool, treatment rooms and gymnasium.
The Parador de Corias has various meeting and conference rooms ready to accommodate conventions, banquets or other events. These rooms can also be used in combination with the exterior terraces and their two cloisters. This special property has all of the ingredients to become a reference point for tourism in the region and to serve as a meeting place for many different types of celebrations and events, which will all be enhanced by the sheer historic value of this location.
Please note the Parador now has facilities for charging electric vehicles, the cost of which is payable locally.
Corias is small parish located in the southwest of Asturias, within the municipality of Cangas del Narcea. It is fair to say that the guests will be sleeping in the village’s real attraction of note but the hotel does make an excellent base for exploring the Natural Park of Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias. The Parador’s location roughly half way between Santander and Santiago de Compostela makes it an ideal resting place for those touring the north of the country, and its location close to the cities of Leon as well as the Picos de Europa makes it a convenient base for exploring this part of Spain.
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 8.00 to 10.30 and dinner from 20.15 to 22.30.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.00 and still enjoy a meal.
The Parador’s indoor swimming pool is due to open in 2018 all year.
Please note the opening and closing dates will depend on the availability of lifeguards.
How to get there
The monastery is located on the riverside just north of Cangas del Narcea in the heart of Asturias. From Oviedo take the A-63 and AS-15 or if you are arriving from Leon or the south follow the AP-66 and CL-626 to Corias.
Ribadeo - 115 km
Gijon - 120 km
Villafranca del Bierzo - 129 km
Leon - 140 km
Cangas de Onis - 155 km
Asturias Airport (Oviedo) - 79 km
Santander Port - 278 km
Region & Cuisine
The Principality of Asturias is one of the smaller Autonomous Communities of Spain, but lacks nothing in terms of attractiveness to lovers of nature, countryside and beautiful landscapes.
Forming part of ‘Green Spain’ which extends across the north-west of the country , the 375 km coastline along the Bay of Biscay contributes to the mild climate of this region: summer temperatures average 16°C -18°C and rarely fall below 12°C in winter. Except in the mountains of course, and mountains, in the shape of the Picos de Europa National Park, are undoubtedly one of the main attractions of rural Asturias.
The Picos, rising to over 2,500 metres, are serious mountains extending south into the neighbouring province of León and providing the most glorious scenery. Particularly beautiful is the area of the Covadonga lakes, reached in less than half an hour by car from the Parador at Cangas de OnÍs: the route passes the Sanctuary of Covadonga, reputedly the site of the 8th century battle where the Moorish forces were defeated, heralding the beginning of the Reconquest and the birth of the Asturian monarchy.
The principal cities in Asturias are Oviedo (the capital), Gijón (the most populated with 270,000 inhabitants) and Avilés (an industrial and fishing centre) – all in the north of the Principality and each with its ‘casco antiguo’, or historical centre, and all three of them well worth visiting. But, for this writer, the main attraction of Asturias is its varied countryside, with scores of small towns and villages dotted around the landscape and home to so many varied and protected species of flora and fauna, including the brown bear and the ‘capercaillie’, a species of wood grouse.
With its proximity to the sea, Asturian cuisine naturally includes many sea-food dishes including ‘sopa de marisco’ (a form of bouillabaisse), ‘pescados a la sidra’ (fish - often hake - in cider) and grilled bonito. Apart from this, Asturias is also known for its fresh local farm produce, including the widest range of local artisan cheeses of any region of Spain - notably ‘Cabrales’, a delicious blue cheese matured in caves. The indisputable number one Asturian dish is ‘Fabada Asturiana,’ a heavy stew made with ‘fabes’ – a type of large broad bean – and pork, black pudding, chorizo …sensational! Or, for the fainter- hearted, ‘fabes con almejas’(clams) are also delicious. The regional drink is cider, but locally produced wine can also be found virtually everywhere.
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.