Healing Your Life with the Power of Eight, SPAIN – Accommodations/Cost
Healing Your Life with the Power of Eight – SPAIN
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ACCOMMODATIONS & COST
The cost for this retreat is $4,600 per person, double occupancy. This price includes:
- All sessions/presentations by Lynne McTaggart and Bryan Hubbard
- Pick up from Bilbao airport to Hotel Los Agustinos and drop-off from Hotel Palacio de los Duques to Madrid airport within stated times. See Getting There for more info…
- All internal transportation
- All breakfasts, two lunches and four dinners
- Entrance to Vivanco wine-museum and winery
- Morning Yoga sessions while at Termal Monasterio Valbuena
- Entrance to Flamenco show in Madrid
- All accommodations…see below
- Meals not listed
- Several other activities will be available at your own cost
You will be staying at three pristine venues that capture the essence and beauty of Spain’s heritage.
Hotel Los Agustinos – Convento
The first two nights you will experience this splendid convent that was converted into an amazing hotel in Haro.
More than six hundred years ago this ancient convent of San Agustíno with its wide stone walls, stood in its pristine setting in what is now the city of Haro. It has been exquisitely restored, and is presently a modern hotel, that brings splendid memories of the past.
The district of Haro is located between the Sierra de la demanda and the Sierra de Toloño. Bathed by the Ebro River and its tributary, the Oja Tirón River, from which the name of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja comes. The traditional date of the founding of the Villa de Haro is around the eleventh century.
History tells of a story of the King of Castile, Fernando IV, who granted a privilege to the so-called “hermits of San Agustín” that allowed these religious sects to found convents in the kingdoms of Castile, Leon and Portugal without the need of license from diocesan or others .
The convent of San Agustín was promoted by Don Diego López de Haro. This convent enjoyed a great predilection on the part of harenses (residents of Haro), even taking San Agustín as a lawyer against foes.
In 1811 the convent served as a military hospital, and after the war in 1813, it was returned to the Augustinians. In 1834, the convent passed into the hands of the State. In the year 1838, its bells were seized by the Government, demolishing them and driving them to Santander to melt them.
In March 1839, it was ceded by the Royal Order (council of the Academy of Fine Arts) to the municipality of Haro. Then it was a house of charity, and even a jail. The columns that support its important cloister still preserve inscriptions made by the prisoners who passed through their cells; cells that today have been demolished leaving the cloister in its original state.
In 1941 the City Council agreed to the construction of the “Bretón de los Herreros” theater, a work directed by the architect Martín de Saracíbar, in the place occupied by the convent church, which was inaugurated a year later.
In 1989 the convent gave way to the Hotel Los Agustinos, recently renovated in its entirety. The upper area of the convent, formerly used by the friars as bedrooms, has been converted into spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with the latest equipment.
The Cloister of the old convent of San Agustín, with seven centuries of history, today picks up some modern facilities and equipment, where celebrating any event becomes an exceptional privilege. Considered the most important work of the Hotel, the Cloister has been covered with a large special glass vault, which filters the entrance of the solar rays and isolates the space from the inclemency of the weather, conserving the building its traditional aspect and opening a range of possibilities of use in special events.
The location, the architecture, the decoration, the spaciousness of the space, the quality of its services and the complementary equipment offered by the Cloister, make its more than 800 m2 the ideal place for all types of gatherings. Here are some photos of Los Agustinos convent/hotel…
The Spa and thermal area exceeds 2,000 square meters, with 16 treatment cabins, several thermal pools, a contrasts circuit and a children’s pool, an organic garden, a spice garden and an extension of 4.5 hectares of its own vineyard.
The Hotel completes its facilities with a wide range of restaurants, made up of the “Converso” an a-la-carte restaurant whose cuisine fuses traditional and modern cuisine with first-class products from the area and its own organic vegetable garden. In its ” Cafeteria La Cilla” you may dine on the terrace, and at La Bodega de los Monjes, you can taste the best wines with DO or taste a menu of light dishes.
Hotel GRAN MELIA PALACIO LOS DUQUES, Madrid (5 Star)
In the artistic and cultural heart of Madrid, a few meters from some of the most emblematic monuments of the city, such as the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and the Almudena Cathedral, the Gran Meliá Palace of the Dukes conjugates behind its magnificent facade Elizabethan the splendor of other times with a delicate contemporary sensibility. This fascinating palace, located on what was the most important convent in Europe of the thirteenth century, the Convent of Santo Domingo, maintains the character and elegance of the original structure of the residence of the Dukes of Granada de Ega, as well as a spectacular historic garden
Elegant rooms of exquisite design that capture the moment and turn it into eternity. More than a luxury hotel, the Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is a canvas that inspires an extraordinary way of living.
The hotel is located in the heart of the Spanish capital, which has 73 museums. Among them, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen Bornemisza stand out, where important works such as Picasso’s Guernica, May 2 in Madrid by Goya and Las Meninas de Velázquez, source of inspiration in the design of the interiors of the hotel and the driving element of all its rooms.