Paradores, outstanding luxury accommodations

If you are looking for unique and historic buildings such as convents, castles, palaces or monasteries to relax, Carameltrail offers outstanding luxury accommodations when you travel to Spain: Paradores.

Most Paradores in Spain are located in unique and historic buildings. Some of them are as spectacular as the Parador of Granada, one of most beautiful cities in the world. Imagine staying within the walls of the Alhambra! This is what the Parador de Granada offers, a convent created by the Catholic Kings hosts this unique space. The ideal place to relax and enjoy Granada. Some rooms have spectacular views over the Albaicin and Sacromonte. A unique place in the world.

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If you are planning on visiting Madrid just 30 kilometers away you can find Alcalá de Henares. The Parador of Alcalá de Henares is located in a seventeenth century building. The city was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. You cannot miss the chance of visiting the city where Miguel de Cervantes was born.

For its uniqueness, we would like to highlight the Parador of Alarcón. Located in Cuenca province, this eighth century castle boasts armor, swords and standards throughout. All rooms are different and are decorated with wooden furniture and canopy beds, preserving the magic of the Middle Ages. The castle tower has five guestrooms that will transport you to another era. During the winter you can enjoy medieval dinners.

But if you really want to feel like a king we suggest the Parador of León and the Parador of Santiago de Compostela. Five star rated hotels that will totally leave you breathless. In Leon the Parador is located in a sixteenth century monastery and hospital. Its elegant restaurant prepares you to enjoy a traditional menu with innovative touches and local products.

Santiago de Compostela is after Jerusalem and Rome, the holiest city in the Christian world. Here is where the Camino finishes and this Parador was once the Royal Hospital built in the fifteenth century to accommodate pilgrims that came from all over the world. The Parador of Santiago de Compostela is one of the finest in Spain and it’s located in the Plaza del Obradoiro where the Cathedral stands.

If you are looking for a unique place to rest during your holidays, Paradores is a winning option, but beware, some of them are said to be haunted!

If you are looking for unique and historic buildings such as convents, castles, palaces or monasteries to relax, Carameltrail offers outstanding luxury accommodations when you travel to Spain: Paradores.

 

 

Most Paradores in Spain are located in unique and historic buildings, but for their uniqueness, we would like to highlight the following Paradores (in alphabetical order):

Aiguablava

Although it is one of the Paradores that is not located in a historic building, we recommend it for its idyllic setting: it’s located at the top of a hill, surrounded by pine trees, overlooking the sea. Its unique location allows travelers to relax and enjoy the unique views, beaches and coves that surround it.

Alarcón

Located in Cuenca province, this eighth century castle boasts armor, swords and standards throughout.  All rooms are different and are decorated with wooden furniture and canopy beds, keeping with the magic of the Middle Ages. The castle tower has five guestrooms that will transport you to another era. During the winter you can enjoy medieval dinners.

Alcalá de Henares

Situated only 30 kilometers away from Madrid. This Parador is located in a seventeenth century building. Alcalá de Henares was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. This is the city where Miguel de Cervantes was born.

Ávila

The best preserved medieval city in the world, only a little over an hour away from Madrid. The Parador is housed in the sixteenth century Piedras Albas Palace. Rooms are in the tower and are decorated in Castilian style with views of the garden.

Baiona

Pontevedra. Located in a building halfway between castle and Galician villa (“pazo”). Its majestic staircase is topped with a Gothic vault that belonged to the Church of San Francisco. In their rooms decorative motifs abound that transport us to other times.

Bielsa

The main attraction is its privileged location in the National Park of “Ordesa y Monte Perdido”. This national park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 and is known as “Paradise of the Pyrenees”. From some of its rooms you can enjoy wonderful and panoramic views of the national park. A unique place to enjoy the outdoors and nature.

Cardona

Located in a ninth century fortress provided with bastions, towers, moats and ramparts. The castle crowns a hill over the river Cordoner. In the fortified area where the Parador sits, we can also find the Minyona Tower and a Church, both dating back to the ninth century. Some rooms have four-poster beds.

Carmona

Situated on top of a hill with a great view over the valley river “Corbones”. The Parador is located in an old castle that was once an Arab fortress. Particularly remarkable arcaded courtyard and a central fountain, Arab-style.

Chinchón

Located in a former Augustinian convent of the seventeenth century in the center of town. Chinchon, only 46 kilometers from Madrid, is one of the most interesting towns near Madrid. Highlights include the “Plaza Mayor”, “Church of the Assumption” and “Torre del Reloj”.

Ciudad Rodrigo

A former Castle built in the fourteenth century by Enrique II de Trastamara. Located at the top of a hill over the river Agueda valley. Its tower is a perfect place for site seeing.

Granada

Fascinating and one of most beautiful cities in the world. Stands out above the Alhambra and the Generalife. This World Heritage Site is the most emblematic monument in Granada and one of the most in the world. Imagine staying within the walls of the Alhambra! A convent created by the Catholic Kings hosts this unique space. The ideal place to relax and enjoy Granada. Some rooms have spectacular views over the Albaicin and Sacromonte. A unique place in the world.

Málaga

Located on top of Mount Gibralfaro with excellent views over the city and Mediterranean Sea and just opposite to Alcazaba. Visiting Malaga you will discover the city where Picasso was born. Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians in 1,000 BC.

Santiago de Compostela

After Jerusalem and Rome, this is the holiest city in the world. Here is where the Camino finishes: the biggest pilgrimage in Europe and one of most spectacular trips in the world. The Parador of Santiago de Compostela is one of the finest in Spain. It was once the Royal Hospital built in the fifteenth century to accommodate pilgrims that visiting from all over the world.

Sigüenza

Located in a unique medieval castle at the top of the city, which guarantees a perfect view. This castle, first Roman, and later Arab, was built in the Middle Ages. Its eight century old charm is still preserved today in its design and rooms.

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