Returning to Spain for the fourth in our Hotel Facts series, we once again, turn our attention to the Castile y Leon area and Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – a beautiful medieval hotel and winery estate set within rows of vineyards.
The church of the former Santa Maria de Retuerta Abbey has been sensitively restored and once again holds public events – both ecclesiastical in nature and secular. This font (above) was discovered by Andres Araya, Managing Director, when he came to oversee the transformation of the Abbey-Monastery to hotel use. It was found propping up a back door of the church, underneath piles of rubble, before careful hands restored it to its rightful place in the church. Two of the hotel’s staff were born on the estate so may have even been christened in this font.
The acoustics are particularly powerful in the church which retains an atmosphere of calm and serenity.
A few select pieces of art from the hotel’s own collection have found a home here in the church – I personally feel they complement each other perfectly.
Contributor: Sue Lowry
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