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19 Hotels That Used to Be Churches, Temples, and More

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Alice Newell-Hanson of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 19: The 12th-century Abadía Santa Maria de Retuerta is one of only two such Benedictine abbeys that survived the Napoleonic invasion. Surrounded by acres of vineyards near the banks of the River Duero (a 25-minute drive from Valladolid), the beautiful stone abbey is now a luxurious 30-bedroom hotel and foodie paradise. The restaurant at Le Domaine, Refectorio Restaurant earned a Michelin star when it first launched under the helm of Andoni Luis Aduriz, founder of the two-Michelin-star restaurant Mugaritz in San Sebastián. The hotel was voted the top hotel in Spain and Portugal in last year's Readers' Choice Awards survey.

Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine, Sardón de Duero, Spain

The 12th-century Abadía Santa Maria de Retuerta is one of only two such Benedictine abbeys that survived the Napoleonic invasion. Surrounded by acres of vineyards near the banks of the River Duero (a 25-minute drive from Valladolid), the beautiful stone abbey is now a luxurious 30-bedroom hotel and foodie paradise. The restaurant at Le Domaine, Refectorio Restaurant earned a Michelin star when it first launched under the helm of Andoni Luis Aduriz, founder of the two-Michelin-star restaurant Mugaritz in San Sebastián. The hotel was voted the top hotel in Spain and Portugal in last year's Readers' Choice Awards survey.
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