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The Paradores of Spain

Charming & luxurious hotels in Castles, Palaces, Monasteries, Convents & other Historic Buildings

Parador of Baiona
Paradores by Region:
Andalucía - Aragón - Asturias
Canary Islands
Cantabria & Basque Country
Castilla-La Mancha - Castilla y Leon - Cataluña
Extremadura - Galicia
La Rioja - Madrid Community
Region of Murcia - Navarra - Pais Vasco
Spanish North Africa
Valencian Community
Paradores of Spain. For those of you who do not know what a "Parador"  is let us explain... 

They are a chain of historical and regional establishment "Inns" in unique locations and within monumental buildings like: Castles, Monasteries, Convents, Noble Mansions, Palaces...

The Spanish Paradores are one of the most prestigious chains of hotels in Spain offering travellers a comfortable and memorable stay when touring throughout this vast country. 

Parador de Gredos
The Paradores of Spain have always been a firm favourite of European tourists, and are now becoming increasingly popular with visitors from the USA and Canada. 

Our reservation specialists over the years have put together various tour itineraries for clients including selected paradores for their overnight stays. For example a popular route you could choose from would be to follow the ancient pilgrimage trail of St. James staying in historic paradores along the way ending the tour at the Parador de Santiago - Hostal dos Reis Catolicos (Former Hospital built by the Catholic Kings), considered to be the oldest hotel in the world and one of the most luxurious classed at a five star grand luxury.

Another route to reach Santiago would be across the northern coast of Green Spain passing though the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Sleeping in unforgettable paradores like: Hondarribia, Santillana de Mar, Cangas de Onis, Ribadeo, etc...

Leaving Santiago you could make your way down the spectacular Rias Baixas coastline of Southern Galicia visiting small fishing villages, sampling wines and indulging in the seafood this region is famed for. In Cambados village, heart of the Albariño wine country there is a parador, which was the former Pazo de Bazán country house, an ancestral mansion of the 17th century. Another parador worth mentioning on this fantastic coast is in the noble town of Baiona. Occupying the Monterreal Peninsula, this is one of the most extraordinary Paradores, half medieval fortress and half Galician stately architecture facing the wild Atlantic Sea.

Paradore de Cardona
Paradore de Malaga Gibralfaro
Parador de Cadiz
Parador de Fuente De
Parador de Ronda, Ronda, Malaga, España
Moving inland east you will reach the Ribeira Sacra river valley another region of fine wines and spectacular views of the Sil and Miño river gorges. As legends tell us where monasteries can be found there is bound to be good wine, that is the case of this region making wines of the Mencia grape variety. A few of these monasteries have been beautifully restored into paradores like the Santo Estevo de Rivas de Sil monastery, one of Galicia's oldest, founded in the 6th century. In Monforte de Lemos the 17th Century San Vicente do Pino Monastery overlooks this historic town.
Crossing the Castilian Plains you could stop to visit some of the Heritage Cities of Mankind; Zamora, Salamanca, Avila and Segovia staying in the paradores of these monumental towns.

When trekking in the Pyrenees mountains or wandering the Costa Brava in Catalonia excellent rests stops are at the Paradores of Cardona, Aiguablava, Arties, La Seu d'Urgell, Vic-Sau, Vielha, etc...

Down South in Andalusia many of the monumental towns/cities like; Cordoba, Granada, Carmona, Ronda, Ubeda, etc... have historic or regional paradores to rest your head at night after a day of sight-seeing.

If you are looking to just relax in one location for your whole trip and do day outings, or at the end of doing a route you could stay in a resort type parador like; Malaga Golf or El Saler

In the sunny Canary Islands you can find a few paradores located on La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, and on Tenerife at Cañadas del Teide. All perfect options for an island stay suitable for couples and families. 

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Choose your region from the menu above or the links below... and begin exploring!

Paradores by Region:

Andalucía - Aragón - Asturias - Canary Islands
Cantabria & Basque Region - Castilla-La Mancha
Castilla y Leon - Cataluña - Extremadura - Galicia
La Rioja - Madrid Community - Murcia - Navarra
Spanish North Africa - Valencian Community


Latest update: September 11, 2017