Parador de Lerma

The amazing ducal palace at Lerma, now a Parador, is located in the upper part of the city. The hotel features a central courtyard surrounded by lovely columned galleries. The elegant majesty of this palace from the era of the Hapsburgs and its lovely interiors, with beautifully designed lighting and décor, will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

The Plaza Mayor (Main Square) is opposite the main façade of the palace. At night, the lights of the Parador make it look even more magnificent and stately. The medieval quarter, Arch, Cárcel Bridge, San Blas Convent, Santo Domingo Monastery, Pasadizo del Duque (Duke's Passage) and former collegiate church of San Pedro are just some of the treasures you won't want to miss.

The area around Lerma is well worth a visit. 22 kilometers away is Covarrubias, a lovely village where San Cosme y San Damián Collegiate Church and Doña Sancha and Doña Urraca squares invite travelers to enjoy a leisurely visit, imagining that time has stood still in the Middle Ages and that little has changed since the year 987, when Count Fernán González founded the town.

About half an hour away by car is another treasure: the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, a Romanesque jewel which has become a place of spiritual and artistic pilgrimage. It is also not far to beautiful Aranda de Duero, city of wine, monuments, history and culinary expertise.

Plaza Mayor, 1 09340 Lerma Burgos
+34 947177110
Director: Eva Legaza

Lerma Golf

  • Opened: 1992
  • Designer: Pepe Gancedo
  • Number of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Address: Autovía Madrid-Burgos Km. 195.5
  • Telephone: +34 947 171 214
  • Website: www.golflerma.com

Lerma Golf Course, built on an old 220-hectare hunting estate called La Andaya, in the typical Castilian countryside of undergrowth with ancient holm oaks, oaks and savin junipers, is considered one of the most balanced and enjoyable in Spain, in the opinion of professionals and amateurs.

It is distinguished by its wide fairways with visibility and its generous greens in an area characterised by meadows combined with slight elevations, making it a very walkable course.

The course, for which Gancedo, known as the Picasso of golf, has fully respected the contours of the land, can be enjoyed by players of all levels.

It is not uncommon to see hares hopping around or flocks of ducks and geese flying around since they rest and feed in the eight lakes and two streams that dot the course.

Saldaña Golf

  • Opened: 2008
  • Designer: Original layout by Pepe Gancedo, final design by Laureano Nomen
  • Number of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Address: Urb. Saldaña Golf Residencial
  • Telephone: +34 947 404 281
  • Website: www.saldañagolf.com

Saldaña Golf Course is ideally played on the second day of the weekend due to its greater complexity. While it shares with Lerma the width of its fairways and the size of its greens, the tee to green shots are much more technical.

The greens are characterised by slopes and have been created following the USGA (United States Golf Association) standards.

This course could host any competition at the highest level and in short is an attractive challenge for players who require a real variety of shots and the use of every club in their bag to deal with the five par 3s, five par 5s and eight par 4s.

Several lakes come into play and a stream runs through five holes.