In the heart of the city of Lleida stands an imposing-looking building that hides a long history within its walls. He Rosario convent (in Catalan, convent del Roser) was built in the city in the 17th century, and today it houses one of the 97 Paradores of this network of accommodations that extends to all corners of Spain.

He Lleida Parador It stands out for preserving the historical structure of the convent, while offering modern facilities and services to its clients.

Hermitage of the Mare de Déu del Roser (Vilagrassa)

The pretty town of Lleida with cobbled streets, medieval charm and its own Tower of Pisa

The convent of Rosario

The convent of Rosario began its construction in 1669, originally as the convent of Santo Domingo, since the Convent of Preachers of the Dominican order was the headquarters. In 1707, during the siege of Lérida (one of the episodes of the War of Spanish Succession) the building was set on fire by Bourbon troops, thus killing the 700 people who were taking refuge inside.

Lleida Parador.
Lleida Parador.

Later, at the beginning of the 19th century, the convent was disentailed and left behind its religious function to become the headquarters of cultural and educational institutions such as the Faculties of Law and Letters of the University of Lérida, the Jaime Morera Art Museum and the Municipal School of Fine Arts of Lérida.

This is the Parador de Lleida

Some time later, in 2003, the decision was made to remodel the convent to turn it into a hotel, the Parador de Lleida. The accommodation, finally inaugurated in 2017, preserves the historical essence of the religious building and It has 53 rooms distributed around a beautiful three-story central cloister.

Lleida Parador.
Room at the Parador de Lleida.

The hotel has lavishly decorated common rooms, a gym, multipurpose rooms for business meetings and a garage. On the other hand, it also has a restaurant located in the old church. Under the name L’Aplec, it offers delicious dishes from the indoor Catalan cuisinewith local products such as snails, sausages, garden vegetables or duck.

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