|The historic Paradors (Paradores) of Spain (and a few modern
partial list based on personal visits.Click on "cameras" for images of
parador or its location.
castle on the meseta.
Alcala de Henares
parador, formerly restaurant only. Part historic convent, part modern.
castle above interesting town.
in historic town with early theatre, many
rooms retain convent character.
centre of classic Andalucian "white town".
of the highest cities in Spain, palace parador with walks along city
favourite. Castle on the coast with rampart walk down into the town
with many seafood restaurants as well as good seafood in the parador
next to "balcon" paseo, ground floor rooms adjoin pool.
palace in middle of historic walled old town.
Atlantico is wonderfully placed to explore old Cadiz.
close by the sea.Ideal for sampling wine and seafood from the Rias
Baixas area.Cambados has a market on
Saturday where you can sample local cheese and ham.
Cangas de Onis
monastery set in spectacular mountain area.
Cañadas del Teide (modern)
in the caldera of the old volcano. Exceptional unpolluted night sky and
views of Teide.
castle overlooking salt mines.
top castle reached through streets of old town.
Cervera de Pisuerga
an historic buliding but one of the several mountain lodge style
paradors situated in mountain areas.
surrounded by extensive city walls, which make a great paseo.
with perfect view of the hanging houses.
the charming town's Plaza Mayor with
an elegant restaurant.
El Hierro (modern)
on the east coast.
only by Santiago, this parador is set in the grounds of the
Alhambra, in summer outdoor dining with
guitar accompaniment and views of the Generalife not to be
to the monastery, beautiful interior patio and walks through the old
town with its houses upper floors supported by wooden rather than stone
restored castle, bed and breakfast only.
castle, possibly the most impressive parador castle, strangely never
quite works for us.
Jarandilla de la Vera
with unusual stonework.
Spa palace in royal retreat with grand waterfalls.
star grand lux to rival Santiago in theory but not in practice for us.
castle on town square with a few of its (non standard) rooms
eccentrically squeezed into turrets. Wonderful atmosphere in lounge and
set in woodland with modern extension.
parador in dramatic location above Malaga. Modern rooms but ajoining
castle. Malaga golf is a modern parador very close to the airport.
is a arabic flavour to this parador convenient for the impressive Roman
Montforte de Lemos
palace above modern town with ajoining castle that may be visited. Some
rooms in modern extension to rear.
complex castle with parador in a wing.
parador with adjoining castle.
century convent parador in walled city. Do not miss the "bar de la
noche" for an extravagant (in all senses) late night drink.
house situated in the centre of old Pontevedra
between the famous bridge and the bullring.
modern parador in walking distance of historic university city centre.
royal hospital, set around four interior patios and next to the
cathedral in the town square which is the destination of the many
pilgrims and walkers taking the "Camino
de Santiago". Five star grand lux.
Santillana del Mar
longer on the coast, the town's parador is now in two charming building
around a square.
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Century hospital with beautiful interior.
Santo Estevo (Luintra)
isolated monastery with preserved cloisters and dramatic restaurant.
Modern fittings blend perfectly with ancient building.
modern parador in a stylish design overlooking the old town
Parador bulit round ancient colonade in superb location beneath
Pyrennees. Charming small old town with 1992 Olympic kayak course.
impressive castle in quiet town still bearing scars of civil war.
Stately public rooms.
Sos del Rey Catolico
of Ferdinand in Navarre, this small town is
partly restored and partly undergoing restoration.
Century castle in commanding position in town near Ebro delta. In 2006
looking a little frayed at the edges and I have to say the restaurant
service, while willing, has not been up to normal standard on our two
Century convent in fortified town with large castle. Look out for an
example of the revolving doors that nuns use to sell sweets to the
palace with interior courtyard.
contained in a tower with charming curved rooms, this Parador has been
extended since our last visit.
palace castle of Hernan Cortez near the interesting linked double main
squares of the town, Plaza Chico and Plaza Grande.
in city containing many old building and churches.
A journey through spanish hotels
of the historic paradors described in words and quality photographs.
Olite, Leon, Santiago, Villalba, Pontevedra, Baiona, Zamora, Cuidad
Rodrigo, Jarandilla, Oropresa, Cacares, Trujillo, Guadalupe, Merida,
Zafra, Carmona, Granada, Jaen, Ubeda, Almagro, Alarcon, Cuenca,
Chinchon, Avila, Siguenza, Cardona, Tortosa and Alcaniz.
Habitaciones Unicas - Unique rooms
Paradors official website
Hotels in locations without central
Moo and others
Hotel Grand Domine (modern)
Cordoba Hotel Maestre
(traditional building, modest, functional).<website>Alfaros
(modern, comfortable) <website>
de Santa Maria Hotel Monasterio San Miguel,
de la Juderia, <website>
Castellanos <website><booking in english>