Spain is famous for its history and culture all around the country. Many monuments, convents, castles, monasteries and other historic buildings have been left by the predecessors and also, many museums and cultural houses have been made. There are 5 Paradores in Spain, in Castile and León, Andalusia, Madrid, Galicia and the Basque Country that will allow you to get immersed in culture and history by exploring the hotel itself and discovering the many things there are to see and do in the surrounding areas. Don´t miss to discover Spain from luxurious historic hotels. Let´s do it!
Parador de León
The Parador de León is one of our 5-starts hotels and definitely the best place to stay in beautiful and historic León. This Parador in Castile and León is located right in front of the San Marcos bridge, which crosses the Bernesga River, and it is housed in the building that was built to house the peninsula´s western headquarters for the Military Order of Saint James. This building was built in the 16th century and today houses the magnificent Parador de Leon.
Culture and history are all over this city in which you cannot miss to visit monumental León and the many museums. Exploring the Cathedral, the Basilica of San Isidoro, the convent of San Marcos, the Casa Botines and walking along the Barrio Humedo and the old quarter are the plans that will get you immersed in history. As for the cultural part, you must visit the Museum of Contemporary Art of León, so interesting!
Parador de Granada
As you may have heard, in Granada stands the amazing Alhambra with its beautiful and large gardens, many fountains and indescribable charm. By staying at the Parador de Granada, you will have the opportunity to sleep and relax right within the Alhambra Complex, surrounded by the gardens and with beautiful terraces, clear guest rooms and an enchanting interior.
From here, you will have no problem to get to the main historic and cultural monuments of Granada and get immersed in the essence of this emblematic Andalusian city. Be sure that you walk around the old Arab neighborhood of El Albaicín and that you see the Alhambra and explore the museum inside, the Cathedral, the Generalife and other monuments. Also, don´t miss to go all the way up to the viewpoint of San Nicolas, spot from where you will get amazing views of the Alhambra and the rest of the city.
Parador de Chinchón
A little, historic and very charming village in the region of Madrid, that´s Chinchón, where you will find the beautiful Parador de Chinchón and will discover many interesting sights that will get you immersed in history and culture. Located in a former Augustinian monastery with a lovely courtyard, a refreshing swimming pool, a great terrace and comfortable guest rooms, the Parador de Chinchón is the best place from where to discover this town.
In Chinchón, walking around the streets is enough to feel like taken back in time. A path full of Ancestral homes, courtyards and galleries, make Chinchón a must-stop in Spain for getting immersed in history and culture. Visiting the Plaza Mayor and admiring the many balconies, exploring the center of the town with the Torre del Reloj, the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and the Convent of the Sisters of St. Clare are just some of the many things to do in Chinchón.
Parador de Santiago de Compostela
Another of our 5-starts hotels stands in Santiago de Compostela, exactly in the Square of Obradoiro, right in front of the Cathedral and the town hall of the city. This is the most strategic point from where to explore Santiago de Compostela and get immersed in its history and culture in the Galician capital. The Parador de Santiago de Compostela is in itself a place that will make you feel like taken back in time among cloisters, elegant rooms and a luxurious dining room that serves exquisite gastronomy.
Santiago de Compostela is the last stop of the Way of Saint James, and as such, it's a splendid city with history in every corner and surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. In here, the must-sees include the Cathedral, the City of Culture of Galicia, the Museum of the Pilgrims, the Museum of Contemporary Art and more. Besides, don´t miss to try the delicious Tarta de Santiago, just delicious!
Parador de Hondarribia
Hondarribia is one of the prettiest towns of the Basque Country. In this area of northern Spain, you will not only get immersed in nature, but also in culture and history besides the sea. The old quarter of Hondarribia hides a medieval treasure that you will be able to explore from the beautiful Parador de Hondarribia, housed in the Castle of Charles V.
Walking around the streets of the walled area of Hondarribia will allow you to explore the many interesting sights and monuments located here. Some of the spots you can´t miss to visit include the ancient fortress, the stately homes, the San Telmo Castle, the Higuer lighthouse, the church of Santa María de la Asunción y del Manzano and more.
Is this the plan you are looking for? History and culture all in one ideal destination in Spain? Choose your destination, book now and be ready to enjoy at luxurious hotels and feel like taken back in time in the surroundings.