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The charming hill town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a key stop on the pilgrimage route to the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. It offers many historic and cultural treasures, but it can be difficult to find a quality, affordable hotel room in the small town. Venere, one of the world leaders in online hotel booking, offers Santo Domingo de la Calzada hotels at the heart of the town's historic district. Venere makes it quick and easy to find the right hotels at the right price. As well as our online booking we offer a book by phone option with real travel experts who are ready to assist with any questions or concerns. Venere's phone services are offered in 11 languages, so travelers can converse in their own language. Just relax and plan a sojourn in one of Spain's most historic regions.

What's Santo Domingo de la Calzada Like?

Santo Domingo de la Calzada was founded in the 11th century by Saint Dominic, a kindly priest who wanted to shelter weary travelers who were headed to the famed pilgrimage site in Santiago de Compostela. Saint Dominic first built a bridge across the Oja River and later a hospital, a shelter, and a church. Today, the church has been transformed into an imposing cathedral that houses the grave of St. Dominic. The cathedral features many treasures including wall paintings and walnut carvings by the artist Damia Forment. However, the cathedral's most unique tourist attraction is an elaborate chicken coop (yes, you read that right), which houses a live rooster and hen. The coop dates back to a medieval legend about Saint Dominic's life-giving powers, which, according to the story, could even make a roast chicken rise up and crow. Santo Domingo de la Calzada features many other cultural attractions, including 14th-century ramparts that have been carefully restored.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is at the heart of Spain's Rioja wine region. Rioja is a premier destination for oenophiles because of the many wineries near Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Another draw is the delicious cuisine of the Rioja region, such as the delectable vegetable stew known as patatas a la riojana and tasty desserts like marzipan and pears poached in wine. Venere's friendly staff can help travelers find quality Santo Domingo de la Calzada hotels for a winery tour. Call or book online with Venere for the right accommodation to make your stay a perfect one.