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Paradores in Spain

Paradores date back to 1910, when the Spanish Government set out to create hotel infrastructure for tourists and travellers showcasing the best of Spain.

Initially Paradores were created from historic buildings, castles and grand manor houses. In more recent times striking new buildings have been commissioned, such as the one in Cadiz. You will now find Paradores throughout Spain and her islands. There can be no better way to enjoy the ‘real’ Spain than by staying in Paradores.

Parador Arcos de la Frontera

This Parador is a faithful reflection of local architectural styles with a façade built in the Neo-Classical style and small entranceway opening onto a traditional patio. Arcos is one of the most beautiful villages of the Sierra de Cadiz. Perched on a mountain, the brilliant white of its houses and the labyrinthine layout of its streets make Arcos an ideal place to explore.

Parador de Granada

In the heart of La Alhambra, this Parador was the Nasrid Palace of Los Infantes before being converted into the first Christian monastery and selected to house the monarchs’ tomb. Wonderful works of art decorate the walls, antique furniture is on display and there are spectacular views of the gardens of the
Generalife. The Parador’s convenient central location means that guests easily walk into the city before returning to the tranquillity of this unique Parador.

Parador de Carmona

Half an hour’s drive from Seville, the Parador de Carmona, an Andalusian palace, stands on the ruins of an impressive 14th-century Moorish castle overlooking the city. Exquisite Mudejar patterns decorate the interior with unique spaces such as the interior patio, the Salón Bermejo, with its tapestries and
antiques, and the old refectory, now a restaurant.