Parador de Santo Estevo


This stunning Parador is in a 6th century Benedictine monastery, one of the oldest in Galicia. It is situated on a wooded hillside, with magnificent views over the Ribeira Sacra where the River Sil joins the River Minho to form the border with Portugal. The carefully restored and preserved buildings have Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque elements, and notable features include a monumental staircase and three cloisters – “De la Porteria”, “De la Cocina” and “De los Obispos” – one in each style. Several of the bedrooms have fine views down to the River Sil, and the bar is situated in one of the cloisters. At the restaurant one can dine on the patio in fine weather, and sample local dishes and fresh fish from the River Sil. The Parador has now opened a state of the art Spa so you can enjoy 21st century luxuries in 10th century surroundings.

How To Arrive

The Parador is located in Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil. The main route is from Ourense, 28 km away via the A-52. Another option is to follow the N-120 towards Monforte de Lemos-Ponferrada until you reach the exit.


This Parador is located in Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil, in the Ribera Sacra Region, 28 km from Ourense


  • Facilities for disabled
  • Garden
  • Car parking
  • Golf nearby


  • River cruise through the Sil River Gorge (Santo Estevo and Ponte do Sil piers)
  • Bibiera Sacra Monasteries Route – Santo Estevo, Santa Cristina, San Pedro de Rocas, Santa Maria de Montederramo, Santa Maria de Xunquiera de Espadanedo
  • Route of the Vantage Points over the Sil River Gorge – Los Balcones de Madrid, Mirador de Vilouxe, Mirador de Xiras, Mirador de Cristosende, Mirador de Maacas
  • Ribeira Sacra Wineries Route
  • Potters Route – Alto do Couso and Ninodaguia

Nearest Paradores

  • Parador de Monforte de Lemos 33 km
  • Parador de Verin 86 km
  • Parador de Tui 111 km
  • Parador de Santiago de Compostela 115 km
  • Parador de Baiona 129 km
  • Parador de Pontevedra 129 km

Room Types & Prices

STANDARD TWIN – from €126.00 / night B&B

STANDARD DOUBLE – from €165.00 / night B&B

JUNIOR SUITE - from €220.00 / night B&B