Parador de Alarcón

A medieval lookout over the river Júcar

Parador de Alarcón

Avda. Amigos de los Castillos, 3 16214 Alarcón (Cuenca)

Register number: 16610100017

+34 969330315

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Mapa Parador de Alarcón

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A medieval lookout over the river Júcar
Parador de Alarcón

The Parador de Alarcon is located inside a castle with more than 1,300 years of history. It looks out over the river Júcar from the uppermost point of one its gorges, the Pico de los Hidalgos, with privileged views of the area. The castle itself is also regarded as the best preserved one in the province of Cuenca.


All the interior rooms have been rebuilt to adapt them to the Parador’s needs, in a combination of modern and classical styles in which textiles give an especially medieval flavour. The walls, stone ceilings and the decoration in the rooms will take you back to the Middle Ages.

Una pareja monta en bicicleta con el Parador de fondo
Vista aérea del Parador desde el ángulo izquierdo trasero con el pueblo de Alarcón de fondo

The castle of Alarcón dates back to what was probably a pre-Roman fortification that was later converted into a Moorish citadel. In 1184 it became a Christian stronghold. Most of the building is Gothic in style, except for the Renaissance keep, and is built around a small interior patio with a water cistern.


The castle is surrounded by three lines of defensive walls that link it to the other fortifications of the town of Alarcón. It still  has the old external walled courtyard, which is now home to the Parador gardens and car park. One of the most famous owners of the castle was Don Juan Manuel (1282-1348), known for his book “El Conde Lucanor”.


Cama con dosel en suite del Parador de Alarcón

Rooms to dream about

The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.

Standard Double
Superior Double
Junior Suite
Services and facilities

All the comforts you need

aire acondicionado

air conditioning



Caja fuerte

Laptop safe


Breakfast in the room


Gastronomic space

Facilidades de accesibilidad

Handicapped facilities




Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products

Tv en habitaciones

Flat screen TV


Outdoor parking





Servicio de habitaciones

Room service

Servicio de prensa y revistas digitales

Digital press and magazines service

Tecnología ChromeCast

ChromeCast technology


Free Wifi

The gastronomy of the Parador

The best regional cuisine in unique spaces

Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.

Helado en el restaurante del Parador de Alarcón

Take advantage of the Paradores offers

  • The Parador is the perfect place for you to discover this medieval town and be captivated by a place of immense beauty.

  • Offer for clients holding the official Pilgrim's accreditation who are completing the Camino de Santiago.

  • Exclusive offer for higher levels of the Amigo card

  • Now, being a Amigo de Paradores has even more benefits: 5% off the Parador rate for your online bookings.

  • This ski season you have a very special offer at the Parador de Vielha, just a stone's throw from Baqueira Beret.

  • What to do?
    Explore the surroundings in Alarcón

    Alarcón is a small medieval town surrounded by the river Júcar and was declared a Site of Historic-Artistic Interest in 1981. When you wander through its charming streets, you’ll be surprised by the variety and beauty of its monuments : from palaces such as El Concejo and Castañeda, to many churches such as Santo Domingo de Silos and Santa María, whose range of styles demonstrate the importance of Alarcón right up to the Modern Age. Another unmissable attraction are Jesús Mateo’s murals in what is now the deconsecrated church of San Juan Bautista, which were declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.


    The wall that surrounds the town is still almost entirely intact, along with the gates of El Campo, El Calabozo and El Bodegón. The small isthmus also offers you the Puerta del Calabozo and the Torre de Armas of the castle, both of which date back to the 13th c. The Parador is surrounded by the river Júcar and the nearby reservoir, which is an ideal place to do water sports or bathe on its beaches. If hiking is what you prefer, the route along the Hoz de Alarcón is not to be missed.

    Imagen bloque qué hacer

    The Parador de Alarcón is surrounded by the river Júcar and it’s a stone's throw away from the reservoir of the same name. It’s six kilometres away from Alarcón and has a large number of inland beaches, such as Playa del Árbol or Playa Olivares, ideal spots for water sports. The river Júcar is also an ideal fishing spot. If you're more of a hiking enthusiast, you can't miss out on the sights along the Hoz de Alarcón route.


    If you prefer wine tourism, you can visit the wineries of Illana and Vitis Natura, which are less than an hour's drive away.


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