Spain Paradores … Whatever the nature of your trip, enjoy the culture, have an adventure, explore the wonderful national parks that Spain offers, its gastronomy or the best relaxation, you will get to know Spain with its Paradores hotels.
The Paradores are some of the best accommodations, 93 to be exact, throughout the government-exploited Spain. The Paradores of Spain are mostly interesting buildings that have been converted into castles, monasteries, palaces, convents and hotels. They are real monuments, equipped with all the comforts of today, but they still manage to maintain their usual brilliance. If possible, I highly recommend you find a way to be in a couple, for sure you will have an experience you will never forget …
While I was traveling in Spain, I visited several places. One of the ones I remember best is El Parador de Los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela, built in the 15th century. Century Royal Hospital. I was lucky enough to be in a suite overlooking Plaza del Obrador and an amazing cathedral with a stone’s throw away from the Parador. The location of this Parador has a special meaning for many, the last stop of the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage or known in English as the Way of St. James, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in existence. More than 1000 years.
If you are looking for culture and history, on the way to Segovia, you can visit the amazing Roman aqueduct and stay at the Parador de Segovia. The bedrooms are spacious and the views are wonderful. Continue to Avila and stay at the Parador de Avila, XVI. In the palace of the century. You will feel like a king in this city surrounded by a spectacular defensive wall. Go to Salamanca, visit its spectacular cathedral and stay at the Parador de Salamanca or go to another magical city in Cuenca, where you will explore the Hanging Houses and locate yourself in the Parador de Cuenca, built in the 16th century. You should also consider the Parador de Caceres, where you will sleep in more than ten slender towers that lead the town or travel to return to the splendor of ancient Rome by visiting the city of Mrida and the Parador de Merida. Century convent with an old chapel and beautiful gardens. These are some of my suggestions, remember that the options are endless and I guarantee it will be an unforgettable experience.
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, Paradores can be the perfect starting point for your exciting adventure. El Parador de Cazorla is close to Cazorla National Park and its active tourism programs. If you want to go canoeing or white water rafting, you should consider Paradores de Cangas de Onis, Tui or Ronda. If you like to see the birds in Monfrage National Park and you can stay at the Parador de Trujillo. Let your imagination run wild, why not take a hot air balloon at the Vic-Sau Parador or go scuba diving in El Hierro. If you are looking for more adventure, why not go caving near the Parador Fuente in the heart of the Picos de Europa mountains. Let your imagination run wild.
When you book Paradores in the evening, your breakfast is usually a buffet with regular dairy, cereals, seasonal fruits and pastries. The Paradores has exceptional restaurants where you can sample the food you are visiting. On one of our last trips to Spain while traveling from Extremadura to Migas Manchegas, a delicious traditional Spanish dish that was overcooked, we stopped to take it to the Parador Trujillo and they were truly amazing!
Some of the most popular Spanish Paradores, such as the Granada Parador located in the Alhambra in Granada, are usually booked in advance. If you have a heart in a specific Parador you should book in advance or you may need to make other arrangements. I can’t stress enough that if you have the opportunity and time to be at the Paradores in Spain, it will be an experience like no other.