Where to stay in Soria – A guide to the small city of Castilla y León
Soria is located in northern Spain, in the eastern part of Castilla y León, on the banks of the Duero River.
This small city stands out as the second-highest provincial capital above sea level, behind Ávila.
The city has a Historic Centre consisting of 292 monuments, buildings, sites and works of art.
The architectural heritage of Soria includes an immense collection of religious buildings, among which the remains of the Santa María la Mayor church, the church of Nuestra Señora del Espino, the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Mirón and the Co-cathedral of San Pedro stand out.
Collado Street is the most important commercial avenue in Soria and begins in its main square, Plaza Mayor.
From the Plaza Mayor, you can visit part of the old medieval walls and monuments such as the Palace of the Marquis de Vargas and the Palace of the Count of the Puebla de Valverde.
Other places that deserve a visit in Soria are the Parque del Castillo (Castle Park) and the Alameda de Cervantes.
In addition, you can visit important museums such as the Numantino Museum, the House of Poets of Soria, the Medieval Museum of San Juan de Duero and the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art.
Soria is a city of long but very cold winters, as well as short summers. During most of the year, the weather is dry and the best times to visit it are spring and summer when temperatures are more tolerable.
The closest airport to the city is the Adolfo Suarez Madrid – Barajas International Airport, located 217 km away, from which it is possible to take a train or a bus with direct connections to Soria.
Other nearby destinations from where you can easily access Soria are Burgos, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Salamanca and Barcelona.
To move within Soria, you can choose between buses and taxis.
Festivals and events fill the city with life and attract visitors. Some of the most named are the Fiestas de San Juan, the Soria Carnival, the Water Enclave and the Street Theatre Festival.
The City Centre or Old Town stands out as the best area to stay in Soria for its tourist attractions, transport connections and a variety of hotels. In addition, it is the scene of important festivals and events. (See accommodation in Soria City Centre).
Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Soria, Spain
The best areas to stay in Soria, Spain
1. Our favourite area: Old Town
The Old Town or Soria City Centre is the heart of the city, where natural landscapes are mixed with an immense collection of medieval monuments. Therefore, you cannot talk about the best areas to stay in Soria without mentioning it.
The Alameda de Cervantes, located in the most central point of the Old Town, is one of the main parks in the area.
In Alameda de Cervantes, you can stroll through La Dehesa park or enjoy traditional events, parades and dances.
The mountains of Soria are one of the main attractions of the City Centre, especially for lovers of mountaineering, hiking and other extreme sports.
The city’s most visited shopping centre, the Camaretas Shopping Centre, with shops, movie theatres and restaurants is an 8-minute drive from the Alameda.
Culturally, the Palacio de la Audiencia Theatre stands out, with plays and musicals throughout the year, especially in spring.
As for museums and galleries, the Numantino Museum and the House of Poets of Soria stand out, dedicated to promoting the work of great local writers such as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Antonio Machado and Gerardo Diego.
On the other hand, the Soria train station, located south of the City Centre, has medium-distance trains that connect with cities such as Madrid.
This area also has the Soria bus station, located on Valladolid Avenue, a 15-minute walk from the Plaza Mayor, which is the main square of the city.
From the bus station, you can reach the city limits and even visit nearby cities such as Almería, Béjar, Bilbao, Burgos, Granada, León and Oviedo.
The Old Town preserves and keeps the history of this city intact, so it is rated as the best area to stay in Soria, Spain.
Why we love this area for a stay in Soria:
- Best area for sightseeing
- Great food
- Historical monuments
- Festivals and events
- Best area for shopping
- Heart of the city
Accommodation in this area
Surrounded by a beautiful countryside, this elegant spa hotel is just outside the Sierra de Cebollera natural park. It offers a Turkish bath, a sauna and a variety of relaxation treatments.
Hostal Santa Barbara
Hostal Santa Barbara is located in Soria, 600 metres from Soria Bullring, and offers free WiFi, express check-in and check-out and concierge service. The non-smoking property is 1.2 km from Soria Bus Station.
Leonor Centro is 400 metres from Plaza Mayor de Soria. It offers free Wi-Fi, a free spa and a gym. All rooms have air conditioning, shower or hot tub and a laptop safe.
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