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If there is one season of the year that is perfect for planning getaways, it is spring. With a mild climate, the idea of exploring our territory is even more attractive, especially if you take into account all the options that Paradores offers. Whether you are looking for an environment to relax, to enjoy the culture, to revitalize and care for body and mind, or even to delve into history, you will always find something to suit your preferences. In addition, you will find the perfect complement for a rounded getaway in our restaurants. The gastronomy of Paradores offers you a culinary experience that will make you feel at home. So, take note of these destinations and get ready to enjoy a well-deserved vacation.


Live the Golden Age


The first essential getaway is none other than Alcalá de Henares. The Madrid municipality is considered the City of Arts and Letters and, since 1998, is part of the World Heritage Cities network. A stroll through its historic center is enough to get to know its past. From the enigmatic Chapel of San Ildefonso to the imposing Archbishop's Palace and the evocative convent of Las Bernardas, this city captures the essence of 17th century Baroque. You will find a priceless legacy and unparalleled cultural richness in every corner. In the Plaza Cervantes is the "jewel in the crown": the Corral de Comedias. This is the place that has hosted the works of important literary figures of the Golden Age such as Lope de Vega, Quevedo and Tirso de Molina.

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Alcalá de Henares central square


The Parador de Alcalá de Henares is the perfect starting point to explore the wide cultural offerings of the town. In the three seventeenth-century convent schools that make it up, coexists the avant-garde design of the 'Carved Garden'. Its layout is so special that it was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. On the other hand, the traditional Madrilenian cuisine and references to Cervantes' recipes are the restaurant's letter of introduction. The sopa boba alcalaína and the traditional migas (fried breadcrumbs) are a must.




One of the most beautiful squares in Spain


On the banks of the Tormes River, you will find the Parador de Salamanca. This city, declared a World Heritage Site, is perfect for a short getaway. Its many corners and historic buildings of cultural interest are easily toured in just a few days. You can start by strolling through its streets to soak up the university spirit of the town and finish by making a stop at one of the most beautiful squares in Spain, the Plaza Mayor. If you want to delve into its urban beauty, the exceptional facade of the Casa de las Conchas will leave you speechless. Back at your accommodation, you might want to work out in the gym.

"plaza mayor de salamanca"
Plaza Mayor of Salamanca


After an unforgettable cultural day, the Parador's restaurant will whet your appetite. While you try some of our specialties, for example, hornazo, farinato or the succulent spoon dishes from the Salamancan pastures, you will have as a backdrop unbeatable views of the city. 



A cozy corner next to the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range


Looking to disconnect? A little more than 10 minutes from Segovia, La Granja de San Ildefonso is the best hideaway. Its surroundings exude serenity and tranquility. Starting the day in the Pinar de Valsaín is a good choice to breathe the fresh air of the mountains and discover the beautiful scenery left by the rivers Eresma, Acebes and Peces. You can even make a stop in the well-known Sierra de Guadarrama. There, the aroma coming from the wild pines and oaks, together with the fauna dominated by deer, roe deer, badgers, mountain goats and hares, make the place a well-deserved place to rest.

"sierra de guadarrama"
Guadarrama Mountain Range


Without leaving the town of Segovia, the Parador de La Granja complements the wellness offer. If you still do not know the reasons why the family of Charles III chose it as home, stop by the spa. There you will be immersed in a luxurious environment with some hints that evoke its historical past. To make the most of the experience, we encourage you to try the massage, Luz Serena, accompanied by scented candles. You will enjoy a few moments of relaxation with our most advanced techniques, while breathing the comforting aroma of the natural essences of the Mediterranean. What are you waiting for to make your reservation?



The best of pastoral recipes at the Parador of Cuenca


The Parador de Cuenca is one of the great bastions of Cuenca's cuisine. Simplicity and originality characterize the gastronomy of which our establishment is a champion. Our menu preserves the humble, but delicious dishes of pastoral recipes such as lamb zarajos, migas, ajo arriero, morteruelo and mellow alajú.

"morteruelo conquense"
Morteruelo conquense


This banquet takes place in our spectacular restaurant decorated with a magnificent wooden coffered ceiling. In addition to the aforementioned elaborations, we invite you to enjoy our exquisite cheese offer, which includes the best varieties of Castilla La Mancha. And if you are one of those who do not forgive dessert, you are in the right place, because the ice cream with artisan cheese and the tocinillo de cielo with gin and tonic jelly are proposals that will not leave you indifferent.



Sigüenza as a meeting point for art history


If you want to go back in time, the Parador de Sigüenza, 50 minutes from Guadalajara, is your destination. Kings, cardinals and bishops resided in this 12th century medieval castle. However, the most famous tenant was Doña Blanca de Borbón, wife of King Pedro I El Cruel. After the couple's disagreements, the queen arrived at the fortress in Seguntina and left a few legends to remember. Beyond the historical anecdote, the cobbled courtyard, the rooms with wooden balconies, the 13th century Romanesque chapel and the vaulted dining room are some artistic samples that reveal the long history of our establishment over the centuries.

parador de siguenza"
Parador de Sigüenza


The historicity transcends our doors. In this charming village, various artistic currents are intertwined. For example, the church of San Vicente is an outstanding example of the Romanesque in the town. In its altar, there is an impressive polychrome carving of the crucified Christ, dated between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, which highlights the predilection of the Romanesque for geometric lines and the use of color. On the other hand, Nuestra Señora de los Huertos is a testament to the Late Gothic and Renaissance periods. Its façade is especially captivating, adorned with a corvée arch and enriched with gargoyles and flying buttresses that enhance its beauty. This place becomes an authentic open-air museum that deserves to be explored.



Adventure among chestnut forests and fairytale villages


In Extremadura, Plasencia is the right place for nature lovers. The Jerte Valley is a must. It includes the Garganta de los Infiernos, an environment declared a Biosphere Reserve, characterized by its waterfalls and waterfalls, which make it an idyllic place to enjoy nature. In the region of La Vera, we find countless hiking trails full of chestnut and oak forests. In addition, you should also inspect its small villages. In them you will discover houses made of wood, mud and stone that will immerse you in a fantasy story. To put the finishing touch to the experience, the Monfragüe National Park is a good viewpoint to contemplate the flight of birds such as black storks, Egyptian vultures, vultures and imperial eagles.

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Garganta de los Infiernos in The Valle del Jerte


The Parador of Plasencia, located in the heart of the city, is the ideal place to start your excursions. Upon arrival, you will be impressed by the magnificent preservation of its artistic heritage. The coffered ceiling of the lower cloister, the pulpit of the refectory, the tiled frieze and the 16th-century cantilevered staircase are vestiges that are exceptionally well preserved. One of its most striking rooms is the bar located in the cellar of the old convent. This corner will become your favorite place to rest and recharge your batteries after venturing through the splendid natural landscapes.



The best of baroque theater at the Parador de Almagro


Are you passionate about the performing arts? The Castilian-La Mancha town of Almagro is known as the cradle of theater. Its Corral de Comedias, declared a Protected National Monument, is the only one that remains intact in form and structure. Here, you will always have a place to see plays of all genres. On Sunday, March 31, 'Los Cómicos de la Legua y el Retablo de las Maravillas', a classic comedy based on Cervantes' entremeses, is scheduled. Also, on Saturday, March 30 and on April 6, 12 and 20, there will be a theatrical performance of 'La Celestina', the tragic love story between Calisto and Melibea written by Fernando de Rojas.

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Parador de Almagro


The Parador in Almagro also reserves a space for the performing arts. On April 19 we will celebrate a new edition of our dramatized dinners. Under the epigraph 'Va de Amor-es. Romantic. Platonic. Spiritual', we propose you to enjoy the baroque theater, while you delight yourself with a menu that brings to the present the excellence of the Golden Age. Stay with us and let yourself be surprised by its 14 interior patios, its galleries and its totally geometric decoration.