This old Benedictine monastery belongs to the Paradores de Turismo de España, a high-class hotel chain dedicated to maintaining and tastefully making use of Spanish cultural monuments. The Parador Monasterio de Corias is one of the organization’s newest and most impressive projects. Built in the 11th century, this monastery has been restored, modernized and furnished in breathtaking fashion. With its medieval architecture and an archaeological museum on the basement floor, this historical 4-star hotel is a real treat for history buffs. At the same time, the spacious guest rooms offer state-of-the-art comfort. Integrated harmoniously into the venerable structure, a wellness area featuring a small swimming pool and massage treatments is available for guests. On top of this—as is usual at the Paradores—delicious, authentic regional cuisine is served for every meal. Historic Hotel: Medieval monastery brought into the present day
The Monasterio de Corias was originally completed in the year 1032. A basement museum presents hotel guests with archaeological finds from the time period that were unearthed during the restoration of the present-day hotel. The small monastery chapel is historically interesting and absolutely worth a visit; in particular, the guided tours are excellent. The hotel rooms themselves still give off a certain monastic aura: for instance, the old monastery library has been artfully transformed into a lounge. The cloister courtyard and garden have been maintained in their original state and connected with hotel operations. The lobby, wellness area and swimming pool all feature fantastic vaulted ceilings. Coordinating with their surroundings, each of the 43 guest rooms is styled in a way that mixes fresh handicrafts, old and new furniture, and impressive art on the walls. Nature Hotel: Green hills and protected oak forest
This monastery hotel is located in a small Asturian village named Corias, with only about 200 inhabitants. All the around the village is the typical green hill landscape of Cantabria. The Narcea River flows directly past the monastery. For nature lovers, there’s lots to explore in the area. For example: the Bosque de Muniello, a protected oak forest region with fauna and flora unique to Europe, still inhabited by brown bears and other creatures. Food & Drink: Regional cuisine in stylish atmosphere
Cuisine is a crucial aspect of the Parador concept: the hotel has always had as intimate a relation to its region as to its historical building. Accordingly, guests at the Parador Monasterio de Corias enjoy typical Asturian specialties prepared from old recipes at all meals, from breakfast to dinner. Culinary facilities include a pleasant breakfast room and particularly stylishly decorated restaurant beneath a powerful vaulted ceiling. Athletics & Leisure: Relax in the vaulted pool
Relaxing in a historical setting is the motto of Parador Monasterio de Corias in every facet. One way of doing this is with a visit to the small, beautiful wellness area with vaulted swimming pool and massage room. The old library and monastery garden are also wonderful spots to get comfortable. Location: Outside of the Cangas de Narcea
The Parador is located on the outskirts of Narcea, a small village which was created around the 11th century at the same time the monastery was built, a bit more than a mile north of the town of Cangas de Narcea.