If you are one of those people that have only visit the big cities in Spain, it´s time for you to visit some of the most beautiful villages in Spain and fall in love with them. History, culture, gastronomy, many activities and things to do, charm and of course, amazing Paradores are what you will find in these 5 towns that we will tell you about. Don´t hesitate, choose the one or the ones you like the most and visit them. It will be an amazing experience to discover them and to get to know the lifestyle and customs of the Spanish people. Let´s do it!
Almagro in Castile La Mancha
In Castile La Mancha, exactly in the province of Ciudad Real, you will find the beautiful town of Almagro, which has been declared an Area of Artistic-Historical Importance and is definitely worth visiting. There are many monuments here that you cannot miss such as the Convent of the Asunción Calatrava, the Corral de Comedias, the Church of Madre de Dios and the Plaza Mayor, the ideal place to stop, take a drink and enjoy the views. In Almagro, is also celebrated the International Festival of Classical Theatre, the International Festival of Contemporary Iberamerican Theatre, the holy week and other festivities, so check out what´s going on during your visit to Almagro.
The Parador de Almagro has a very privileged location, 5 minutes away from the iconic Plaza Mayor of Almagro. This hotel offers a swimming pool, interior courtyards, bright galleries and comfortable guest rooms for you to rest, relax and enjoy after walking along the town.
Mojacar in Andalusia
Yes, Mojacar is one of those beach white villages in Andalusia that will make you fall in love with the essence and the charm of this region. With an enviable microclimate of an average of 20°C and over during the whole year, this is the perfect place where to enjoy the beaches, the beach bars and of course, the facilities of the splendid Parador de Mojácar which includes an outdoor swimming pool, an amazing terrace, a colorful garden, comfortable indoors and of course bright guest rooms with balconies. All you need to have a great time and make the most out of your trip to Mojácar.
The most beautiful beaches include the beach of the Castle of Macenas, the Manacá beach and the Sombrerico creek. Also, don´t miss to visit the viewpoints of Mojacar, the castle, stroll along the streets and admire the beautiful sunsets at the beach, stunning!
Santillana del Mar in Cantabria
In Cantabria, there is a beautiful charming village called Santillana del Mar, where you will find not one, but two amazing Paradores to stay and discover this beautiful area in northern Spain. With a pleasant atmosphere, comfortable guest rooms, a terrace, a garden and exquisite gastronomy served at the restaurant, the Parador de Santillana del Mar waits for you. If you prefer the hotel which occupies the lovely mansion of the Barreda-Bracho family, with elegant traditional decoration, then your choice is the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Whichever one you prefer, it will definitely be a great experience.
In the historic town center of Santillana del Mar you will find a small medieval town with cobbled streets and many interesting monuments and spots to visit. In here, we recommend that you stroll along the main square and explore the Casa del Águila, the Casa de la Plaza, the town hall building and more. Also, if you are feeling like visiting a zoo, the Santillana del Mar Zoo is located 2km away from the town and is a great place to go with kids.
Trujillo in Extremadura
Have you ever been to Trujillo? Do you know what it is? Well this is a beautiful town located in the province of Cáceres in Extremadura, and if you haven´t been here, it´s definitely time that you do it! In Trujillo, the splendid Plaza Mayor is the heart of the city. From here, you will be able to visit all the other interesting sights and monuments that are worth visiting. You cannot miss to see the Castle of Trujillo, the Chuch of San Martín, the door of Santiago, the palace of the Dukes of San Carlos and many more.
Lucky for you, in Trujillo stands the beautiful Parador de Trujillo housed in the former convent of Santa Clara and featuring a swimming pool, a charming and nice terrace, a garden and beautiful indoors with elegant and comfortable guest rooms. Don´t miss it!
Sos del Rey Católico in Aragón
In the province of Zaragoza in Aragón, there is one historic, elegant and charming town built atop an enormous rock and inside walls, this village is called Sos del Rey Católico, with so much history and places to see that you won't even know where to start or finish. To help you, we will tell you some of the monuments that you cannot miss, including the castle of Sos del Rey Católico, the Sada Palace, the Lonja and the Nuestra Señora de Valentuñana Monastery, among others.
In here, the Parador de Sos del Rey Católico, housed in a stately building in aragonese style, is the ideal place to stay and discover the town. The elegant decoration of this hotel, the terraces and the comfortable guest rooms, make it the perfect option to rest and relax after the tourism around the town.
Which of these charming and beautiful villages in Spain will you choose? Whether you choose one or more, at Paradores we will provide you a pleasant stay and having an amazing experience is up to you. Let´s explore Spain!