There are 93 different Paradores in Spain, each offering a unique glimpse into the rich history of the individual regions of Spain. Paradores are stunning hotels that are located in key historical buildings such as monasteries, castles and palaces. These buildings have been restored and brought up to date with the latest modern conveniences, whilst still remaining true to their magnificent pasts. Paradores offer a luxurious base from which you can explore the beautiful country of Spain from its stunning natural landscapes through to the vibrant, modern cities of Madrid and Barcelona.
Parador de Toledo, Castile La Mancha
The Parador de Toledo can offer some amazing views out over the Tajo river and the stunning countryside of Central Spain. This hotel is set in a historic old country manor house and offers beautiful guestrooms and some excellent modern facilities including a swimming pool, fitness centre and onsite restaurant with a lovely terrace dining room.
Parador de La Granja, Segovia
This stunning royal palace in San Ildefonso, Segovia (central/northern Spain) has been turned into a luxurious four-star hotel that offers all the latest modern conveniences. The Parador de La Granja was once the Casa de los Infantes (House of the Crown Princes) and has a rich history with some stunning architectural highlights such as the long inner courtyard and Cuartel General de la Guardia de Corps (Royal Guard’s Barracks) which is now the conference centre.
Parador de Gredos, Gredos
The first of the paradores was converted in 1928 from a traditional Castilian royal hunting lodge once used by King Alfonso XIII. This offers easy access to the beautiful pine forests and mountain ranges of the Sierra de Gredos. The accommodation is luxurious and decorated in the traditional Castilian style. The Parador de Gredos has a good onsite restaurant/bar, tennis courts, landscaped gardens and a play area for children.
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