Spain Paradores

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Spain Paradores...No matter the nature of your trip whether it be to sulk in the culture, have an adventure, explore the wondrous National Parks Spain has to offer, its gastronomy or best of all relaxation you will be able to discover Spain through its Paradores hotels.

Paradores are a series of unique accommodations, 93 to be exact, sprinkled throughout Spain operated by the government.  For the most part Spain Paradores are castles, monasteries, palaces, convents and other interesting buildings that have been converted into hotels.  These are genuine monuments equipped will all of the present day comforts but yet manage to keep their traditional flare.  When at all possible I strongly suggest that you find a way to stay a in couple of them as you are sure to have an experience you will never forget...

Parador de Los Reyes Catolicos, Santiago de Compostela

While traveling through Spain I have stayed in various Paradores one of the ones I remember more fondly is El Parador de Los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela, a 15th century royal hospital.  I was lucky enough to stay in a suite overlooking the Plaza del Obradorio and the breathtaking Cathedral situated a stone through away from el Parador. The location of this Parador has a special meaning for many as it is the last stop in the pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago or known in English as the Way of St. James, one of the most important Christian pilgrimages since medieval times and in existence for over 1000 years.

Parador de AvilaIf you are looking for culture and history you could start your journey by making your way to Segovia to visit it’s amazing Roman aqueduct and stay at el Parador de Segovia where the rooms are spacious and the views magnificent.  Continue on to Avila and stay at the Parador de Avila, a 16th century palace where you will feel like royalty in this city surrounded by an impressive defensive wall.  Move on to Salamanca, visit its spectacular Cathedral and stay at the Parador de Salamanca or go to Cuenca another magical city where you can explore the Hanging Houses and stay in the Parador of Cuenca, a 16th century convent.  You should also consider the Parador of Caceres where you will stay in one of the more than ten slender towers that preside over the town or travel back to the splendor of ancient Rome by visiting the city of Mérida and stay in the Parador of Mérida, an 18th century convent with an old chapel and beautiful gardens.  These are just some of my suggestions remember the possibilities are endless and I guarantee the experience will be unforgettable.

Parador de Cazorla

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush the Paradores can be a perfect home base for any of your thrilling adventures.  El Parador de Cazorla is close to the Cazorla National Park and its active tourism programs.  If you want to kayak or do some whitewater rafting you should consider the Paradores de Cangas de Onis, Tui or Ronda.  If you are into bird watching el Parque Nacional de Monfragüe is for you and you can stay at the nearby Parador de Trujillo.  Let your imagination run wild, why not take a hot air balloon at the Parador of Vic-Sau, or go scuba diving in El Hierro.  Looking for even more adventure why not go caving alongside the Fuente Dé Parador in the Heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains.  Let your imagination be your guide.

When you book a night in Spain Paradores your breakfast will typically be included usually a buffet with all sorts of dairy products, cereals, seasonal fruits and pastries. Paradores have extraordinary restaurants where you can sample the delicacies of the area you are visiting.  On one of my last trips to Spain while traveling through Extremadura we stopped to have Migas Manchegas, a delicious traditional Spanish dish made out of left over bread, at the Parador of Trujillo and they were truly amazing!

Parador de Granada


Some of the Spain Paradores particularly the more popular ones, such as the Parador de Granada located in the Alhambra in Granada tend to be booked well in advance.  If you have your heart set on a specific Parador book it in advance or you might find yourself having to make other arrangements.



I cannot stress enough if you have the opportunity and the time that you stay in the Spain Paradores it will be an experience like no other... 


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Parador de Santiago de Compostela Parador del Ferrol Parador de Ribadeo Parador de Vilalba Parador de Cambados Parador de Pontevedra Parador de Bayona Parador de Tui Parador de Santo Estevo Parador de Monforte de Lemos Parador de Verin Parador de Puebla Sanabria Parador de Villafranca Parador de Gijon Parador de Cangas de Onis Parador de Fuente De Parador de Cervera de Pisuerga Parador de Leon Parador de Benavente Parador de Lerma Parador de Santillana Parador de Sangiblas Parador de Limpias Parador de Argomaniz Parador de Hondarribia Parador de Soria Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda Parador de Calahorra Parador de Olite Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico Parador de Bielsa Parador de Vielha Parador de Arties Parador de Seu de Urgell Parador de Cardona Parador de Vic Sau Parador de Aiguablava Parador de Tortosa Pardor de Benicarlo Parador de Saler Parador de Javea Parador de Puerto de Lumbreras Parador de Mojacar Parador de Albacete Parador de Alarcon Parador de Teruel Parador de Alcaniz Parador de Siguenza Parador de Segovia Parador de Tordesillas Parador de Zamora Parador de Salamanca Parador de Avila Parador de la Granja Parador de Alcala de Henares Parador de Chinchon Parador de Cuenca Parador de Manzanares Parador de Toledo Parador de Oropesa Parador de Gredos Parador de Jarandilla de la Vera Parador de Ciudad Rodriguo Parador de Plasencia Parador de Caceres Parador de Trujillo Parador de Guadalupe Parador de Almagro Parador de Ubeda Parador de Cazorla Parador de Granada Parador de Nerja Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro Parador de Malaga Golf Parador de Antequera Parador de Jaen Parador de Cordoba Parador de Carmona Parador de Zafra Parador de Merida Parador de Ronda Parador de La Frontera Parador de Mazagon Parador de Ayamonte Parador de Cadiz Parador de Ceuta Parador de Melilla Parador de la Palma Parador de Canadas de Teide Parador Cruz de Tejada Parador de Gomera Parador de Hierro Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada


 Isabel Rodriguez, Basic Author

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