Castle Palacio Torre de Ruesga
History and confort together in Cantabria
Hotel Torre de Ruesga, a XVII century palace whose façade flanked by two towers, is considered one of the most important palaces in Cantabria.
Commissioned by Licenciado D. Juan Fernandez de Valle and built by the renowned architect and Master Builder Diego de Siniega, who from 1575 had worked on the construction of El Escorial, Torre de Ruesga took five years to build.
The palace remained untouched until 1886 when the central body was extended and the famous frescos of the main floor were executed by Catalan painter Leon de Criach depicting legends of the area. These frescos are still regarded as one of the palaces most distinctive features.
Conflicts over inheritance caused the palace to be abandoned in the 1950’s leaving it at the mercy of the elements for over 40 years. Years of pure architectural devastation that left Torre de Ruesga in ruins.
It was not until 1996 that the current owners undertook the responsibility of restoring the palace to its former splendor.
Over 2 years of painstaking renovation and restoration the biggest challenge was to preserve its original structure and decorative detail while combining them with all the modern amenities expected of a luxury hotel.
In 1998 Torre de Ruesga’s doors were opened once again to all those in search of history, quality, beauty and tranquility of this historic countryside.
Located in the tiny village of Valle, nestled in Valle de Ruesga, its gardens are bordered by the river Ason and overlook breathtaking verdant valleys and mountains.
Guests at Torre de Ruesga come to enjoy wonderfully decorated spacious rooms, the magnificent library, game room, the billiards room, the bar, the charming fire place, the swimming pool and gymnasium. And lets not forget the exquisite traditional cuisine where the best in local delicacies can be savoured.
Above all, what make Torre de Ruesga a unique experience and keeps guests coming back is the quality service and charming personal touch which is felt as soon as you cross its threshold.
The Hotel Palacio Torre de Ruesga has 6 double rooms, 4 double rooms with a living room located in the main building and 5 Garden Suite located in the another building with direct access to the gardens.
Decorated in different shapes and colors, would surprise you by the size and careful design, with all necessary amenities to make your stay pleasant and comfortable.
All rooms have bathroom, hairdryer, amenities, heating, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, music and free WIFI internet connection.
The reception is open from 9h to 23h everyday.