Less than an hour’s drive from Córdoba, through the fertile valley of the Guadalquivir, is the small farming town of Palma del Río and the delightful Monasterio de San Francisco Hotel, a 15th century converted monastery, which exudes peace and tranquillity.
This hotel belongs to the selection of small and charm hotels characterized by a personalised and friendly service and situated in a natural surrounding off the beaten track or in a charming historical building all carefully decorated.
A 15th century Franciscan Monastery, which retains the austerity and elegance of the era in which it, was built. The well-preserved monastery has inner patios painted in yellow and terracotta bones with orange trees, adding a touch of distinction. The building has great architectonic value. The public places are decorated in an elegance style while conserving some of the austerity of the past.
The bedrooms are comfortably furnished in keeping with the architectural features of the building. Its restaurant is a must, with exquisite cuisine. A place to enjoy the Andalusian cuisine.
A wonderful serene atmosphere still prevails in the monastery and original features abound, with its shady cloisters, ecclesiastical courtyards and elegantly laid out gardens. Here, set amongst the orange groves and orchards, once tended by the monks, is a particularly delightful swimming pool, where guests can cool off after a day out exploring the great Moorish cities. Many of the converted bedrooms were originally the monks’ cells and surround a charming patio.
The hotel’s restaurant, where Franciscan monks once dined, before sailing off on their missions to the New World, offers excellent cuisine and fine wines.
Palma del Río is located between Cordoba and Sevilla