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Luxurious Vacation: Stay In A Real Castle In Spain In 2024

Parador de Tortosa, Catalunya
Parador de Tortosa, Catalunya – castle hotel in Spain [Image Booking.com]
The Paradores of Spain are iconic and luxurious hotels, often set in historic buildings such as palaces, medieval castles, monasteries and convents. Some are set in modern buildings, but all offer the same level of quality. Moreover, they are surrounded by beautiful countryside or historic cities. In each case, the paradores are convenient to popular landmarks and tourist locations. Moreover, their restaurants serve delicious, Spanish regional cuisine in each case. Here, we explore some of the castle hotels that form part of the Paradores of Spain.

Parador de Tortosa, Catalunya, Spain

Parador de Tortosa, Catalunya
Parador de Tortosa [Image Booking.com]
The Parador de Tortosa lies on the plain of the Ebro River and is hugged by the Beceite Mountains. The 10th-century castle was built for Abderraman III and stands in the upper part of town. Moreover, its setting combines with the monumental beauty of the town.

Parador de Tortosa, Catalunya, Spain
Parador de Tortosa guestroom [Image Booking.com]
The castle’s interior combines classical furniture, wooden beams and modern comforts. Meanwhile, the restaurant, with its Gothic windows and Arabic motifs serves the delicious cuisine of the region, including rice dishes, fish dishes and delicious Garrofetas for dessert. The guest rooms feature classic furnishings, including four-poster beds.

Parador de Jaén, castle hotel in Andalucía

Parador de Jaén, Andalucia
Parador de Jaén, Andalucia [Image Booking.com]
Standing high on the Cerro de Santa Catalina, the Parador de Jaén was originally a defensive fortress dating to Spain’s Moorish past. The striking castle features a modern swimming pool on the grounds. Meanwhile, the interior features high arches in the main hall and dining room. Meanwhile, guest rooms are spacious and modern with magnificent views over the city.

Parador de Jaén, Andalucia
Parador de Jaén guest room [Image Booking.com]
The restaurant serves the local gastronomic menu, including ajo blanco (almonds and garlic), terrina de perdiz (partridge terrine, and the ciervo al estilo de Baños, a venison dish.

Parador de Alcañiz, Aragón, Spain

Parador de Alcañiz, Aragón, Spain
Parador de Alcañiz, castle hotel in Aragón, Spain [Image Booking.com]
Nestling on a hilltop dubbed the Cumbre de Cerro Pui-Pinos, the Parador de Alcañiz is a 12th-13th century castle/convent. Meanwhile, it was built as the seat of the Order of Calatrava in 1179. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and still retains its keep and the bell tower. Moreover, it was partly converted into an 18th-century Aragonese palace.

Guest room at Parador de Alcañiz, Aragón, Spain
Guest room at Parador de Alcañiz, Aragón [Image Booking.com]
Guests can enjoy the Gothic walls of the Parador, as well as its baroque façade and its peaceful garden. Moreover, the dining room serves typical Aragonese cuisine including the roasted ternasco (veal) and for dessert, almendrados (almond cakes). Besides the delicious food, guests can enjoy the Samontano and Cariñena local wines. As for the spacious guest rooms, each offers every comfort. Moreover, guests at the Parador can enjoy tours and activities in the surrounding area.

Experience a luxurious stay at one of the Paradores of Spain, including castle, palace, monastery and convent hotels. While enjoying the delicious local cuisine, guests can enjoy a stay of a lifetime.

 

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