You Won't Believe What These Stunning Hotels Were Converted From

Dining and shopping may take up a big chunk of our schedules when we're on vacation, but where we lay our heads at night matters a great deal, too. Sometimes, the hotel is the destination.
Since accommodation is an integral element that can make or break a trip, those hotels with rich backstories and swoon-worthy decor often end up at the top of our travel bucket list. And, nothing impresses us more than resorts that were brilliantly converted from historic establishments. Click ahead for nine gems, from bullfighting rings to brothels, with mesmerizing past lives that rival the buildings on your monuments list.

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