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PARADORES IN SPAIN

Paradores are a network of 97 state-run hotels (96 in Spain & 1 in Portugal). They are marvellous properties consisting of restored Castles, Monasteries, Convents, Fortresses, Manor Houses, Palaces as well as some exceptional modern properties. Spanish Parador hotels are found in some of the most beautiful settings on the Iberian Peninsula.

Totally Spain has a special relationship with Paradores built up over many years of working together.  We have arranged thousands of custom Parador tours for our clients over the years.   Not only that but we have stayed in or visited most of the Parador chain.

Using our extensive firsthand knowledge, we would be happy to plan your stay in Paradores and prepare a custom tour for you, your family or your group featuring Spanish Paradores exclusively or combining them with other charming Spanish hotels.

WHY BOOK YOUR CUSTOM PARADORS TOUR WITH TOTALLY SPAIN?

  • Our Travel Advisors know the Spanish Paradores hotels intimately. And, very importantly, their location.

  • We know Spain intimately. We are Spain based and expert Spain Travel Advisors.

  • We tailor make your itinerary to suit you and to take in the best Paradors.

  • We provide valuable services ensuring your Parador tour goes smoothly including private transfers, private tours, all ground transport, private expert tour guides, top notch sightseeing & experiences, special meals, prebooked entrance tickets to key cultural sights and more.

 

 

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Parador de Aiguablava

Location: Girona Region Catalonia

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The Parador de Aiguablava, overlooking the Mediterranean sea and surrounded by pine forest, on the northern Costa Brava coast is a place where the traveller can enjoy beautiful beaches, picturesque coves and stunning natural spaces.  The Parador de Aiguablava´s  location is ideal for outdoor activities, as well as relaxing walks through beautiful wooded areas.  Near to the Parador are many charming coastal towns, historical villages and cultural sights.

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Parador de Alarcon

Location: Cuenca Region Castilla La Mancha

The architecture of the Parador de Alarcon, which occupies the medieval castle of the Marquises of Villena, is the result of more than three centuries of history.

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Parador de Albacete

Location: Albacete Castilla La Mancha

Parador de Albacete - Located on the plains of La Mancha, in a setting which provides the appropriate conditions for open-air activities, the Parador de Albacete offers the traveller all the privileges necessary to enjoy a peaceful and relaxed stay. The garden and the swimming pool area create an atmosphere which invites one to rest, to stroll or to have a refreshing dip on warm summers evening.

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Parador de Alcala de Henares

Location: Alcala de Henares Madrid

The magnificent Parador de Alcala is set in a 17th-century monastery school and student lodgings located in the former San Jeronimo College.  Alcala de Henares is a World Heritage town and is the birthplace of the writer Miguel Angel Cervantes, whose work `Don Quixote´ is recognized worldwide. Every inch of Alcala is full of art and culture.

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Parador de Alcaniz

Location: Alcaniz, Teruel Aragon

Parador de Alcaniz - Built on the hill top called the Cumbre de Cerro Pui-Pinos, this 12th-13th century castle-convent became the seat of the Order of Calatrava in 1179. Dominating the landscape of the Maestrazgo, it conserves the keep, the bell tower-sacristy and the part reconverted into an 18th c. Aragonese palace. Gothic walls, plateresque tomb and baroque façade are inserted into an interior with soft, red and green coloured shades, adorned with Spanish wood in furniture and beams. It also features a peaceful garden. A good number of trips and activities related to adventure sports can be organized from the Parador. The comforting Aragonese cooking allows you to sample Alcañiz style eggs, 'ternasco asado' (roast young lamb) and typical sweets: Alma and almond tarts.

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Parador de Almagro

Location: Almagro, Ciudad Real Castilla La Mancha

Parador de Almagro - The Convent of San Francisco, built by the Dávila de la Cueva family in 1596, is located in a historical-artistic position of great interest, which offers the traveller the opportunity to discover the most beautiful parts of this town and the natural spaces surrounding it, among which stand out the Tablas de Daimiel. The inner rooms are welcoming with an elegant, peaceful air, with the 14 inner courtyards, the splendid garden and the swimming pool standing out from the ensemble. The bedrooms, installed in the former monastic cells, also offer peace and quiet. Beautiful galleries, wood and latticework complete the inner atmosphere. In the restaurant the traditional recipes of La Mancha are accompanied by Arabic influences, among which can be mentioned 'pisto manchego' (tomatoe-based ratatouille), 'migas' (fried breadcrumbs), the cod dishes 'mojete' and 'tiznao' and Almagro aubergines.

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Parador de Antequera

Location: Malaga Region Andalusia

Completely renovaed in 2008, the Parador de Antequera, north of Malaga,  is in a peaceful location surrounded by gardens and is close to all the provincial capitals of Andalusia.  Antequera itself has a rich historical and artistic heritage.

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Parador de Arcos de la Frontera

Location: Cadiz Region Andalusia

Parador Arcos de la Frontera - Superbly located on the edge of the Guadalete, this Parador; formerly the Casa del Corregidor, affords an impressive panoramic view of the fertile plain, the river and of the old town of Arcos de la Frontera. It is an ideal starting point to begin the so-called Wine and White Village (Pueblos Blancos) Routes which includes Jerez de la Frontera, Grazalema, El Bosque and Ubrique.

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Parador de Argomaniz

Location: Argomaniz, Alava Basque Country

Parador de Argomaniz - 17th Century Renaissance Palace known as the Larreas Palace as well as the Viceroy of Mexico´s Palace. The building has three rectangular-shaped floors built with sandstone ashlar work and rubblework walls. On the top floor, under the eaves of what was formerly the garret, there is a dining room that seats 300 people. Beneath the eaves the original beamwork can be seen, supported by rows of solid wooden pillars, which hold up the impressive main beams.

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Parador de Arties

Location: Lleida Region Catalonia

Parador de Arties - The snow-capped peaks and clear skies of the Aran Valley deep in the heart of the Pyrenees make up the scenic background for this Parador built over the ruins of the XVI century home of Gaspar de Portola – discoverer of California and at one time Governor of San Francisco.

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Parador de Avila

Location: Avila Castilla y Leon

Parador de Avila - This Parador rises up on the site of the former 16th century Piedras Albas palace in monumental Avila, a city treasured for its magnificent stone work.

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Parador de Ayamonte

Location: Huelva Region Andalusia

Parador de Ayamonte - The dazzling Huelva sun lights up the blue course of the Guadiana, until it flows out into the waters of the Atlantic. A peaceful refuge in the high quarters of the town, featuring panoramic views, the Parador de Ayamonte is a quiet spot ideal for rest. The halls and rooms are fitted with modern facilities which are lit up by the Ayamonte sun and the simple shades of the decor, producing a feeling of calm. Fish, shellfish and all types of sausage are typical of the cuisine, which features ray-fish made with paprika, angler-fish in saffron sauce, pea stew with cuttlefish and Ayamonte-style galette.

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Parador de Baiona

Location: Pontevedra Region Galicia

Parador de Baiona -Occupying the Montereal Peninsula, this is one of the most extraordinary Paradores, half medieval fortress and half Galician stately architecture. It rises up as an impressive viewpoint over the ocean, surrounded by a walled enclosure, protected by the sea and flanked by a beautiful pine wood. The Parador has regal and elegant common rooms in which decorative elements from other times abound. Stately living rooms and spacious bedrooms, many with views of the sea, make up a grandiose interior in which the splendid stone staircase of the entrance hall stands out. The sea-bass with razor clams in a sauce of turnip greens, seafood dishes, Santiago cake and 'filloas' (type of crepe) make up the varied gastronomic showcase of this Parador.

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Parador de Benavente

Location: Zamora Region Castilla y Leon

Parador de Benavente - The seat of parliament in 1202, this Renaissance style castle was built by order of Fernando II de León and forms part of the former walled enclosure of the town. Practically razed to the ground in 1808 during the Peninsular War, it conserves the monumental Torre del Caracol, where there is a living room with an admirable Mudejar coffered ceiling. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the interior contains classical decorative elements such as rugs, forged lamps, coffered ceilings, wood and Castilian bricks. Its spectacular living rooms are duly equipped to promote their functional value as spaces for social gatherings. The dreamy bedrooms are comfortable, and the restaurant offers the region's gastronomic array: 'arroz a la zamorana' (Zamora-style rice), 'dos y pingada' (fried dish) and the sweet 'rebojo zamorano'.

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Parador de Benicarlo

Location: Castellon Region Valencia

The Parador de Benicarlo is located next to the quiet beaches of Benicarlo, in the heart of the Costa del Azahar, just 30 metres from the sea. It has a monumental garden (20,000m2) in which the well cared-for lawn, the swimming pool and the exotic palm trees stand out. Summer barbecues, a tennis court and children's playground are a complement to a quiet but active stay, thanks to the numerous activities which can be undertaken. Along with the buffet, the marine cooking with shellfish and rice is the most representative offer of the restaurant, not forgetting the famous Benicarlo artichoke.

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Parador de Bernardo de Fresneda

Location: Santo Domingo de la Calzada La Rioja

This charming 3 star Parador is located in the San Francisco Monastery, just outside the historic Riojan town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada where you also find another 4 star Parador hotel.   The monastery was rebuilt in 1595 by Juan de Herrera and is split into three sections: church, workshop/museum and hotel

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Parador de Bielsa

Location: Huesca Region Aragon

Parador de Bielsa- This Parador is a charming stone-built Pyrenean refuge located at the foot of Monte Perdido. The location is unparalleled, being inside the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, right next to the river Cinca in a setting which has all the feeling of an isolated retreat, yet it is only 9 miles from the town of Bielsa. This is a place for people who love nature and the outdoors. All rooms are very comfortable and throughout we find floors, walls and columns all lined with seasoned wood. Local cuisine offered includes trout from the nearby river and wild boar from the surrounding mountains.

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Parador de Caceres

Location: Caceres Extremadura

Parador de Caceres - The former Torreorgaz Palace, built on Arabic foundations, has a door with a lintel and a Baroque coat of arms, is located in the heart of the historical and artistic quarter of Caceres, a town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Founded by Diego García de Ulloa, knight of the Order of Santiago, the Parador, a 14th c. construction, is presided over by its slender tower. The styles personalized in the building and its monumental surroundings, are Gothic, Renaissance and baroque. The inner courtyard and cobblestone, frames, beams covered with wood and the original mantelpiece in the living room make up the interior decoration. In this context the soft cream shades of the bedrooms are defined by good taste, spaciousness and comfort. Iberian sirloin steak with Casar cheese and roast kid with rosemary are representative of the varied cuisine of Extremadura. The hotel also has a wine-cellar featuring more than 300 varieties of Spanish wine.

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Parador de Cadiz

Location: Cadiz Andalusia

Parador de Cadiz Andalusia - This modern, coastal Parador hotel is situated next to the Genoves park and has impressive views of the sea and the Bay of Cadiz.

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Parador de Calahorra

Location: Calahorra La Rioja

Parador de Calahorra - This red brick construction harmoniously contrasts with the fresh water of the river Ebro and the Cidacos Valley. The dense vegetation of the garden, filled with flowers and palm trees, is inserted in one of the most important historical and artistic ensembles of La Rioja. The most representative building of the former Calagurris, of Roman origin, is the Cathedral. Wide portals, large windows and blinds adorn a structure with smooth lines which, inside, has a decoration with a clear Medieval influence. The working rooms are characterized by their spaciousness and modern and functional installations. The cooking of La Rioja is based on the quality of the products of its fertile land, with vegetable stew, 'pochas' (pinto beans), chops with peppers, and pears or peaches in wine standing out.

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Parador de Cambados

Location: Cambados, Pontevedra Galicia

Parador de Cambados - The former Pazo de Bazan country house, an ancestral mansion on which construction began in the 17th century, is located in the green landscape of the Rias Baixas, specifically in the Ria de Arousa. Luxuriant pine groves, beaches, coves and numerous country houses run along this stretch of Galician coast. 

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Parador de Cangas de Onis

Location: Asturias

Parador de Cangas de Onis - Located just outside the town of Cangas de Onis this 5* Parador, the former Monastery of San Pedro de Villanueva, was declared a National Monument in 1907. 

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Parador de Cardona

Location: Barcelona Region Catalonia

Parador de Cardona - This impressive Parador is located on a headland overlooking the town, in a fortified 9th century enclosure in which there is the 2nd century Minyona tower and an 11th century church, representative of the Catalan Romanesque style.

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Parador de Carmona

Location: Seville Region Andalusia

Parador de Carmona Andalusia - The fertile plain of the river Corbones offers an outstanding panoramic view of this Carmona fortress, to which different civilizations have brought the best of their artistic culture. The splendid views from the Parador de Carmona are still protagonists from its extraordinary swimming pool, landscaped areas, courtyard and Mudejar fountain, Cupulin function room and terrace.

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Parador de Casa de Insua

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Portugal´s first Parador hotel, the Casa Da Insua building is a stunningly maintained 18th century manor house with baroque features.

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Parador de Castillo de Monterrei

Location: Ourense Galicia

The Parador de Monterrei is situated in an important historical location considered to be the largest acropolis in the northwest Spanish province of Galicia.

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Parador de Cazorla

Location: Jaen Region Andalusia

The Parador de Cazorla is located In the heart of the Cazorla Nature Reserve, in the spot known as Sacejo. Its height offers it unsurpassable panoramic views of the surroundings, in which hillsides covered with pine trees native to these mountains abound. The atmosphere of tranquility and beauty of enclaves like the Cañada de las Fuentes, or the 'Salto de Linarejos', makes it a meeting point for lovers of nature. The building revives the tradition of the typical Andalusian country house, which is a distinguishing feature of the exterior. Its swimming pool, with impressive views of the Nature Reserve, and the interior, with a pleasant living room with chimney, is characterized by the brightness offered by its large windows. Game in season and Andalusian dishes such as 'gachamiga' (flour, breadcrumbs and bacon), 'pisto' (tomato-based ratatouille) and 'pipirrana' (tomato and cucumber salad) make up the gastronomic display of the restaurant.

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Parador de Cervera de Pisuerga

Location: Palencia Region Castilla y Leon

The privileged setting of this Parador, which forms part of the Fuentes Carrionas Reserve, determines its most representative features. Nature can be seen in all its splendour in the Picos de Europa and the blue waters of the Ruesga reservoir and the Romanesque art, which here becomes the real protagonist of the landscape, offer the site a unique, incomparable beauty.

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Parador de Chinchon

Location: Madrid Region Madrid

Parador de Chinchon - Founded by the Lords of Chinchon in the 17th century the Parador de Chinchon, a former Augustinian convent, protects its monumental heritage in that of the old quarter of Chinchon, with its emblematic Plaza Mayor.

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Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo

Location: Salamanca Region Castilla y Leon

Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo - Rising up on a cleft on the fertile plain of the river Agueda and covered with ivy, this 14th century castle has a keep which is an unsurpassable observatory for contemplating the landscapes of the Campo Charro.

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Parador de Cordoba

Location: Cordoba Andalusia

Parador de Cordoba - Located above the ruins of the small summer palace of Abderraman I, on a hill surrounded by vegetation at the foot of the Cordoba mountain range, the Parador Cordoba affords guests an exceptional panoramic view of the legendary Andalusian city of the caliphs.

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Parador de Corias

Location: Corias Asturias

The fabulous Parador de Corias is located in the lovely Northern Spanish Asturian town of Cangas del Narcea. 

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Parador de Cuenca

Location: Cuenca Castilla La Mancha

Parador de Cuenca - The former convent of San Pablo occupies a privileged position in the Hoz del Huécar gorge, a compendium of sheer walls and luxuriant vegetation on the outskirts of Cuenca, next to the famos Casas Colgadas (Suspended Houses).

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Parador de El Saler

Location: El Saler Valencia

The Parador de El Saler is a must for all lovers of golf, thanks to its 18 hole course considered to be one of the best in the world. It is located on the Mediterranean coast south of Valencia and has  tennis courts, a swimming pool and a magnificent football pitch.

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Parador de Ferrol

Location: A Coruna Region Galicia

Parador de Ferrol - In the centre of Ferrol, an attractive, seafaring city, the Parador rises up, recreating in its image the essence of a Galician mansion with glazed galleries and a singular marine setting. The decoration displays nautical elements, world maps and navigational instruments in the common rooms and spaces. The main staircase has an ancient lamp from a boat and the maritime motifs abound in the living rooms. The bedrooms are spacious and boast ochre and dark shades; some, with viewpoints and balconies, are favoured by magnificent views over the port. The restaurant offers a wide and varied display of exquisite Galician cooking. Its most representative dishes are 'pulpo a la mugardesa' (octopus with potatoes), 'rape a la corunesa' (Coruña style monkfish) and 'sopa ferrolana' (seafood soup). The typical cake from Ferrol justly heads the dessert menu.

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Parador de Fuente De

Location: Fuente De Cantabria

Parador de Fuente De - Although this Parador is not in a historic building its stunning location at the foot of the Picos de Europa, beside the famous cable car taking visitors high into the mountains, is unbeatable. The parador is a classical mountain style property with rugged rustic furnishings and typical home-made cuisine served in the restaurant. Very cosy and an ideal base for those who love nature at its very best. Only 14 miles from Potes.

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Parador de Gijon

Location: Asturias

The Parador de Gijon in Asturias occupies an early 20th century mill which is located by a tranquil pond in the Isabel La Catolica Park, one of the most beautiful green areas in the charming city of Gijon.

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Parador de Granada

Location: Granada City Andalusia

The  Parador de Granada in Andalusia offers one of the most romantic opportunities of any hotel in the world: to sleep inside the Alhambra. So popular has this 36 bedroom Granada Parador become that rooms need to be booked up to six months in advance.

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Parador de Gredos

Location: Avila Region Castilla y Leon

Parador de Gredos - The Gredos mountain range has given refuge to this stone building, the first of the Paradores, since 1928, among crystalline waters, wild rocks and green pine groves. Its location, on El Alto del Risquillo, is a privileged viewpoint over the Tormes valley, the Gredos massif and the Piedrahita and Béjar mountain ranges, becoming a centre for excursions. Its sturdy stone walls conceal an interior in which the comfortable bedrooms stand out, some with terraces. The classicism of the wood prevails in the dining room, library and living rooms. The presence of granite columns and the furniture offer the whole a traditional Castilian style. The quality of the meats and local vegetables, such as the famous 'Judías del Barco' (green beans) supply a cuisine rich in roasts and comforting soups and stews.

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Parador de Guadalupe

Location: Guadalupe, Caceres Extremadura

The Parador de Guadalupe, built in convent style, rises up on what was the former Hospital of St. John the Baptist, a historical 15th century building.  The Parador is located in the cultural and historical centre of the town, next to the Royal Monastery, a world heritage site.

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Parador de Hondarribia

Location: Gipuzkoa Basque Country

Located in the medieval town of Hondarribia on the Bidasoa estuary close to the French border, the Parador de Hondarribia was a defensive fortress founded in the year 980 by the Navarrese King; Sancho Abarca. This illustrious hotel recently gained it´s fourth star grade and is one of the most popular hotels in chain.

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Parador de Jaen

Location: Jaen Andalusia

The privileged location of the Parador de Jaen Andalusia a remarkable 13th century Arab Fortress built on top of the steep Santa Catalina Hill, affords guests stunning views over Jaen town and the surrounding hilly countryside where nearly two thirds of the land is covered in olive trees.

 

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Parador de Jarandilla de la Vera

Location: Caceres Region Extremadura

Parador de Jarandilla de La Vera - In the middle of the orchard of La Vera and El Tiétar and set among ravines, natural pools, chestnut and oak forrests this castle-palace finds its shelter. Its surroundings feature natural scenery of rare beauty which enhance the richness of this historical and monumental setting which, for several months, was home to an illustrious guest: Emperor Charles V. The most outstanding exterior features include the turrets, the parade ground and the excellent swimming-pool, with olive and orange trees. Inside, we find halls with fireplaces, and the recently redecorated rooms which provide an intimate and peaceful atmosphere. In the restaurant, 'migas extremenas' (fried breadcrumbs, tastier than it may sound!), potato soup, partridge stew, lamb loin in honey and La Vera fig compote are some of the dishes which stand out among the varied fare to be found in Extremadura cuisine.

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Parador de Javea

Location: Alicante Region Valencia

The Parador de Javea is located in the beautiful town of Javea (Xabia), situated to the north Alicante, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean.

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Parador de La Granja

Location: Segovia Region Castilla y Leon

The Parador de La Granja, a stunning new addition to the Parador chain, is living proof of the rich architectural legacy of the Royal Site of La Granja. It is composed of two buildings. The hotel is located in the Casa de los Infantes, constructed in the 18th century by Charles III to house Princes Gabriel and Antonio.  And in the old Cuartel General de la Guardia de Corps is a modern Conference Centre.

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Parador de La Seu De Urgell

Location: Lleida Region Catalonia

The Parador de la Seu D´Urgell is located in the heart of the city´s Old Quarter next to the Santo Domingo gothic church, with the Romanesque cathedral of Santa Maria and the seminary at either side.

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Parador de Leon

Location: Leon Castilla y Leon

Parador de Leon ( Hostal San Marcos ). This monumental building is a 16th century monastery-hospital with a stunning plateresque facade built around 1515. The interior is filled with works of art and you can also see the well preserved church, cloisters and chapter house; rooms that long ago gave shelter to pilgrims. The decor reflects the nobility of this fine building.

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Parador de Lerma

Location: Burgos Region Castilla y Leon

Parador de Lerma - At the highest point of the town of Lerma is found the Ducal Palace. It was constructed on the site of a 15th century castle and built according to architect Francisco de Mora's plans in successive phases between 1601 and 1617. Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas, first Duke of Lerma, ordered the castle built as a place of lodging, rest an general enjoyment for King Felipe III. 

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Parador de Limpias

Location: Cantabria

The Parador de Limpias is located in the Palace of Eguilior estate, which was the summer headquarters of King Alfonso XIII's Council. The palace belonged to Don Manuel de Eguilior, the Count of Albox, and is attributed to the architect Emilio de la Torriente.

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Parador de Lorca

Location: Murcia

Constructed on the site of Lorca Castle and with terrific views, the Parador de Lorca offers guests the best of both worlds.  First, the archaeological site situated under the hotel and completely integrated into the building.  And secondly, the magnificent new designer hotel with facilities including a free indoor swimming pool and modern spa.

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Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

Location: Malaga Andalusia

This Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro in Andalusia rises up surrounded by pine trees on the Gibralfaro mountain and facing the Alcazaba citadel, from where the Bay and the city of Malaga can be seen from a unique perspective. 

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Parador de Malaga Golf

Location: Malaga Andalusia

Parador de Malaga Golf Andalusia - Imagine the sea almost in your back garden, enormous hedges of colourful flowers and all the Andalusian charm which defines the Costa del Sol. This is the setting offered by the 4 star Parador de Malaga Golf which is also the home of the oldest golf course in Andalusia which was designed by Tom Simpson; architect of both Turnberry and Muirfield courses in Scotland.

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Parador de Manzanares

Location: Ciudad Real Region Castilla La Mancha

This Parador de Manzanares is located in a La Mancha style country house in Manzanares, between three of the most beautiful nature reserves of the country: Cabaneros, the Ruidera Lagoons and the Tablas de Daimiel. Trees, shrubs, gardens and plants fill the space with green, and, along with its swimming pool, make it a very desirable spot in the La Mancha landscape. The common rooms and bedrooms have wooden furniture, leather chairs and wrought iron wall lights, which contribute to an affable and friendly atmosphere. The most representative dishes of the restaurant are 'migas ruleras' (fried breadcrumbs), 'gachas', (similar to liver pate), 'galianos manchegos' , 'duelos y quebrantos' (egg dish), 'tiznao de bacalao' (cod), 'mojete de conejo' (rabbit with pine nuts) and 'caldereta manchega' (lamb stew).

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Parador de Mazagon

Location: Huelva Region Andalusia

Parador de Mazagon - Located in the Donana Nature Reserve between Cadiz and Huelva, the Parador de Mazagon rises up facing the ocean and next to the Mazagon beach, in the middle of a pine wood. An ideal spot to enjoy nature and the blue waters of the Atlantic. The building has a splendid garden with outdoor and heated pools, a gym, sauna and Jacuzzi among other features. The interior is characterised by pleasant and welcoming rooms with decorative details which bring joy and brightness. Cozy bedrooms with terraces and beautiful panoramic views, comfortable living rooms and a splendid swimming pool complete its facilities. The culinary display brings together products from the sea and the mountains; the shrimp, prawns and small cockles stand out; and from the interior 'jabugo' cured hams, pork loin sausages and Iberian pates.

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Parador de Merida

Location: Badajoz Region Extremadura

The 4 star Parador de Merida conserves the structure of the former 18th century convent, built on the remains of a temple dedicated to the Concordia de Augusto.

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Parador de Mojacar

Location: Almeria Region Andalusia

The Parador de Mojacar is located on the beaches of Mojacar, benefitting from the best microclimate in Spain and with beautiful views over the Mediterranean. The Parador de Mojacar is an ideal location to enjoy quiet beaches or to play numerous outdoor sports. It reopened in July 2008 after nearly 18 months of improvement works when the entire Parador was redecorated with a fresh, new image.

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Parador de Monforte de Lemos

Location: Lugo Region Galicia

The Parador is located on San Vicente hill in the town of Monforte, 60 km from the walled city of Lugo. Its main access road is the A6 motorway, taking the N120 exit toward Monforte-Ourense near Ponferrada. Monforte is located 110 km from the town of Ponferrada, and the closest cities are Ourense (40 km), Lugo (60 km) and Santiago (117 km).

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Parador de Nerja

Location: Malaga Region Andalusia

The Parador de Nerja in Andalusia is beautifully located on a cliffop next to the sea and overlooking the pretty Burriana beach. The beach is easily reached via a private lift/ elevator exclusive to guests staying at the Parador de Nerja.

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Parador de Olite

Location: Olite Navarra

Parador de Olite - The Parador occupies one of the wings of a majestic XV century Palace-castle, declared a National Monument and features impressive towers and battlements.

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Parador de Oropesa

Location: Toledo Region Castilla La Mancha

Parador de Oropesa - The ancestral home of the Alvarez family of Toledo, the Counts of Oropesa, which was a refuge for soldiers, monks and nobles in other times, offers exceptional panoramic views of the Gredos mountain range. The historical value of the keep backing on to the Parador, the columns and arcades of the courtyard, and the swimming pool, with exceptional views of the flat lands of the Campo Aranuelo, form a very attractive whole. Decorative lamps, large wooden chests and curtains dominate the interior decoration, in which the spaciousness and brightness of the bedrooms and public areas stand out. Game and seasonal products are characteristic of Oropesa, where the cuisine of Toledo offers lamb, roast kid, and other specialities such as ''migas del Arañuelo'' (fried breadcrumbs. Tastier than it sounds!) and ''perdiz escabechada'' (partridge).

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Parador de Plasencia

Location: Caceres Region Extremadura

The magnificent 4 star Parador de Plasencia is the former Convent of Santo Domingo, founded by the Zuniga family in the middle of the 15th century.  Situated in the monumental Plaza de San Vicente Ferrer adjacent to the palace of the Marques de Mirabel, it is built in gothic style and is without doubt one of the most splendid hotels in the Parador chain.

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Parador de Pontevedra

Location: Pontevedra Galicia

The Parador de Pontevedra occupies a palace which was formerly the residence of the Counts of Maceda. It rises up in the historical centre of the town and combines regal, noble and stately lines with innumerable references to a rural dream in a setting which invites you to visit numerous coves and beaches. Distinguished, stately and illustrious are three adjectives which define an interior where famous details, antiques and regal style furniture abound, and there are also relaxing views over the garden. The carved stone staircase which leads to very welcoming bedrooms and which accentuates the stateliness and nobility of the Parador stands out. The dining room has an aristocratic appearance, in harmony with the rest of the common areas; mirrors, paintings and candelabra enhance the culinary display, which alternates fish and seafood dishes with excellent meats.

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Parador de Puebla de Sanabria

Location: Zamora Region Castilla y Leon

The Parador de Puebla de Sanabria is located in a privileged place, just 12 km from the marvellous Sanabria lake, the largest lake of glacial origin in Spain.

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Parador de Ribadeo

Location: Lugo Region Galicia

The Parador de Ribadeo occupies a large Galician house at the mouth of the Eo, a marine and tourist enclave on the border of the Asturian coast. Its magnificent position, on the Asturian outskirts of Galicia, offers the possibility to contemplate unique views of the Galician countryside, the Eo estuary and the small Asturian villages on the other shore; those which can be seen from the dining room are extraordinary. A marine style prevails on the inside, with an air of grace and elegance. The bedrooms are friendly and comfortable, and some have splendid panoramic views. The restaurant offers traditional Galician cuisine with dishes such as savory pies, pork shoulder, seafood and hearty Galician broths.

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Parador de Ronda

Location: Malaga Region Andalusia

The Parador de Ronda in Andalusia is one of the most dramatically situated Paradores being located as it is on the lip of the El Tajo Gorge in the centre of Ronda. This privileged location is nestled between the famous Ronda bullring (one of the oldest in the country) and the emblematic Puente Nuevo built in the year 1761, which spans the 120 metre deep gorge that divides the Old Town and the new town.

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Parador de Salamanca

Location: Salamanca Castilla y Leon

This Parador de Salamanca rises up on the left bank of the river Tormes, on a hillock opposite the monumental centre of the city. Its large windows become an exceptional viewpoint of the city, an open-air museum, in which the towers of the cathedral stand out. Elegance, comfort and spaciousness are three of the traits which characterize the common rooms, the meeting rooms and the bedrooms. Decorated with good taste thanks to the presence of marble and other luxury materials, the interior offers unsurpassable panoramic views which can be contemplated from all the living rooms, the swimming pool or from the majority of the bedrooms. The dining room offers local dishes, such as 'hornazo' (bread filled with meat), 'farinato' Iberian sausages, Hinojosa cheese, 'toston' (roast suckling pig), 'rosquillas de Ledesma' (a type of doughnut) and 'almendrados' (macaroons).

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Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Location: A Coruna Galicia

Parador de Santiago de Compostela  - One of the world´s grandest 5* hotels, the Parador de Santago de Compostela is located in the very heart of Santiago de Compostela, in the Plaza del Obradoiro adjacent to the magnificent cathedral. The Parador, which was the old Royal Hospice, was built by order of the Catholic Monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella as a refuge for poor pilgrims. It opened its doors in 1499 after nearly ten years of elaborate planning and construction and continued to function as a hospital until 1953.

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Parador de Santillana

Location: Santillana del Mar Cantabria

Parador de Santillana del Mar - This newly built 3* manor house conserves the typical architecture of Santillana village, blending in perfectly with the architectural surroundings of this beautiful local.

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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Location: Santillana del Mar Cantabria

Parador Santillana Gil Blas  - This property is installed in a beautiful ancestral home (XVII century) on the main square of Santillana del Mar- one of the best preserved medieval villages in Spain. All rooms are equipped to a high standard and feature wooden floors, traditional furnishings and tasteful ornaments. The overall atmosphere is pastoral and rural with seasoned beams and finely cut stone throughout. Kings, nobility and many famous artists, have passed through Santillana and stayed here.

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Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Location: La Rioja

Parador Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Conveniently situated next to the Cathedral and housed in a XII century hospital which sheltered pilgrims on the Road to Santiago. The building stands out for the quality, luxury and comfort of its facilities, and it conserves its regal character in its stately living rooms and bedrooms, some with four poster beds. The lobby, with its Gothic arches, stone pillars and moulded ceiling, is particularly impressive. Many heritage sights nearby as well as the famous vineyards of Rioja.

 

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Parador de Santo Estevo

Location: Ourense Region Galicia

The Parador de Santo Estevo is housed in the emblematic Santo Estevo de Rivas de Sil monastery, in Nogueira de Ramuin (Ourense). The building was declared a monument of historical and artistic significance in 1923.

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Parador de Segovia

Location: Segovia Castilla y Leon

Parador de Segovia - Modern, welcoming and surprising, the Parador de Segovia rises up in one of the most monumental cities of Spain, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From it can be seen the best panoramic view of Segovia. It is moreover an ideal setting to approach the numerous natural areas of this charming province.

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Parador de Siguenza

Location: Guadalajara Region Castilla y Leon

Parador de Siguenza - Installed in an Arabic citadel, which was constructed on a Roman settlement, construction on this imposing castle began in 1123, and was the residence of bishops, cardinals and kings. It is a suitable location to enjoy this historical town, close to very beautiful natural spaces. The traditional Castilian furniture is displayed with taste in the spacious, friendly bedrooms, some with four poster beds and terrace, genuine royal chambers in a palace which conserves stately living rooms, ideal for meetings and celebrations, and a 13th c. Romanesque chapel. In addition to a stone courtyard and a modern gym, the Parador¿s thick stone walls enclose a stately dining room, where one can sample exquisite dishes such as fried bread crumbs with bacon and fried eggs, roast suckling kid, cod prepared with manchego cheese, and for dessert, the famous borrachitos seguntinos or flores de Cabanillas all prepared with the very best regional and seasonal products.

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Parador de Soria

Location: Soria Castilla y Leon

The Parador de Soria rises up on a privileged height from which the extraordinary panorama of this monumental town and of the Duero can be contemplated. Its splendid large windows offer a unique landscape. The shadow of Antonio Machado, present throughout the town, can also be appreciated in the Parador, which displays photographs and poems of the Sevillian author in many of its common rooms. The interior of the Parador has a very friendly appearance. The wooden floors and furniture offer a special grace to its common rooms, which are favoured by plants, paintings and engravings. The majority of the bedrooms enjoy peaceful views of the Duero valley. The restaurant, with a modern appearance, comforts the traveller with good garlic soups 'a la soriana' and exquisite French beans, without forgetting the typical 'migas' (fried breadcrumb dish) and local roast lamb.

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Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico

Location: Zaragoza Region Aragon

Parador Sos del Rey Catolico - Housed in the historical town of Sos del Rey Catolico, declared a historical-artistic area and close to the splendid valleys of the Navarrese and Aragonese Pyrenees. The interior, regal and elegant, offers beautiful views of the town. Nearby one can also visit the beautiful Javier Castle and the magnificent Yesa reservoir.

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Parador de Teruel

Location: Teruel Aragon

Parador de Teruel - Located on the outskirts of historical Teruel, it perfectly expresses the mixture of cultures and styles of this interesting monumental city which conceals some of the most representative buildings of Mudejar art. This small Mudejar inspired palace also combines numerous styles and lines in its construction. Marble, tiling, pointed arches and Arabic details form the essence of cheerful and bright rooms, decorated in pastel shades. It also has a spacious garden, where the swimming pool and tennis court can be found, and rooms suitable for holding conferences, work meetings or social functions. The dining room offers the best gastronomic display of the area with dishes such as 'migas a la Pastora' (fried breadcrumbs and pork), 'caldereta de cordero' (lamb stew), 'sopa en Perolico' (poultry soup) and 'suspiros de Amante' (cheese and egg dessert).

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Parador de Toledo

Location: Toledo Castilla La Mancha

The Parador de Toledo is located on a hill outside the town of Toledo and offers an incomparable panoramic view of the monumental city of Toledo, with its most precious jewels, such as the cathedral, the Alcazar (fortress) and the synagogues.

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Parador de Tordesillas

Location: Valladolid Region Castilla y Leon

This fine ancestral home, now the Parador de Tordesillas, is located 18 miles from Valladolid in the historical Castilian town of Tordesillas. Tordesillas has been an important crossroads since Roman times and boasts a lovely arcaded plaza. 

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Parador de Tortosa

Location: Tarragona Region Catalonia

Parador de Tortosa - In the middle of the fertile plain of the Ebro and backed by the Beceite mountains; views of which can be enjoyed from the swimming pool and balconies, the Parador sits majestically in the upper part of the town, in a setting which combines the monumental beauty of the town with the attractions of the different natural enclaves which surround it. 

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Parador de Trujillo

Location: Caceres Region Extremadura

The beautiful 4 star Parador de Trujillo is located in the monumental town of Trujillo; the birthplace of the famous conqueror of Peru, Francisco Pizarro, in the former 16th century Santa Clara convent which conserves the monastic atmosphere of peace and quiet

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Parador de Tui

Location: Pontevedra Region Galicia

The Parador de Tui of the historical town of Tui, on the border with Portugal, faithfully reproduces a rural Galician country house, in a setting with mountains and rivers. This establishment is ideal for sports lovers and for outdoor activities. With its granite walls, Galician chestnut- wood floors, ceilings, beams and staircases, it recreates the decoration of the typical local country houses. The soft shades of the walls and the rustic furniture achieve a friendly and peaceful atmosphere in the comfortable bedrooms. It also has a splendid swimming pool and a beautiful garden. In the dining room it is possible to sample succulent lamprey and delicious elvers 'a la tudense' (seasonal). A typical dessert offered is Tarta San Ero.

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Parador de Ubeda

Location: Jaen Region Andalusia

The Parador de Ubeda in Andalusia rises up in the aristocratic and monumental town of Ubeda (declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO), and is situated in the Renaissance Vazquez de Molina plaza next to some of the most beautiful buildings in the town.  These include the sacred chapel of El Salvador, the Marques de Mancera Palace and the Vazquez Molina Palace, now the Town Hall.

 

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Parador de Verin

Location: Ourense Region Galicia

Located opposite the Monterrei fortress, the Parador de Verin recreates the construction of a traditional Galician country house, with a central battlement tower, beautiful, panoramic views of the castle and Verin and the Valley's prestigious vineyards. Some of the bedrooms have views over the swimming pool and the gardens.

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Parador de Vic

Location: Barcelona Region Catalonia

The Parador de Vic is located in one of the most beautiful Pyrenean spots of the region of Osona, with the Guillerias mountains in the background and the Sau reservoir at its feet.

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Parador de Vielha

Location: Lleida Region Catalonia

Parador de Vielha - This Parador, located just a few miles from Vielha, rises up like a balcony from which to contemplate unsurpassable panoramic views of the Aran Valley. The views are most spectacular from the circular glazed living room, with its central chimney. A four storey modern building with balconies to the front; the interiors are ample and luminous, and polished wood throughout gives warmth to the ensemble. This Parador is frequented by many skiers and sportsmen who come attracted by the possibilities for hunting, fishing, horse riding, hiking and mountain biking.

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Parador de Vilalba

Location: Lugo Region Galicia

The impressive medieval Galician tower, today part of the Parador de Vilalba, dominates the urban and rural landscape of this town in Lugo. Vilalba was the capital of this fertile region known as Terra Cha and the tower was where the Counts of Vilalba lived.

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Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

Location: Leon Region Castilla y Leon

The Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo is located in the illustrious town of Villafranca del Bierzo, capital of a very beautiful region and former station on the road to Santiago. Its architecture imitates the lines and forms of the nearby Galician architecture. The landscape of the Ancares mountain range to the north complement the beauty of the Parador's garden. Its interior is characterized by traditional Castilian decoration in furniture in the entrance halls, chairs and wrought iron lamps. The wooden floors in the bedrooms and elsewhere offer elegance and comfort. The living room, one of the most pleasant spaces of the Parador, is welcoming and comfortable. Trout with peppers, 'botillo' (local sausage), pies and stewed veal Bierzo style are some of the dishes offered by the spacious restaurant.

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Parador de Zafra

Location: Badajoz Region Extremadura

The 4 star Parador de Zafra (15th C), built on the remains of a Muslim fortress, is a majestic castle-palace.  Its construction as a residence was started in 1437 by the noble Spanish Dukes of Feria.  Past guests have included Hernan Cortes, the great conqueror, who stayed here in Zafra before departing for the New World. 

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Parador de Zamora

Location: Zamora Castilla y Leon

Parador de Zamora - This palace, built on the site of a former Roman fortress in the middle of the 15th century, rises up in the historical centre of the capital of the province of Zamora.  It offers the traveller the opportunity to discover all the beauty of the natural, monumental and artistic surroundings of the lands of Zamora.

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