The Parador de Almagro is located in the capital of classical Spanish theatre. The building is a former 17th-century convent donated by Jerónimo Dávila de la Cueva as a promise to his young wife Catalina de Sanabria. It was built of brick, rammed earth, stone and wood and finished with Mudejar-style tiling. The sacristy, the chapter house, the staircase and a small cellar are still preserved.
The inside will surprise you with its characteristic blue beams, in addition to the tiles with geometric patterns that are present in both the rooms and the common areas. It has a courtyard surrounded by stone columns and a swimming pool in which to cool off during the hot summer days of La Mancha.
Culture, art and tradition come together in this city, which has been declared a Historical-Artistic Site. Its main attraction is the 17th-century Corral de Comedias, where Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina staged their plays. It remains active and is very busy throughout the year, especially in July, when the International Classical Theatre Festival is held. Almagro is also home to the National Theatre Museum.
The best way to explore Almagro is to lose yourself in its narrow streets. The Church of San Agustín, the Fúcares Palace, and the Convent of Asunción de Calatrava are some of the most characteristic historical buildings in the city. If you have time for an excursion to the surrounding areas, don't miss the Tablas de Daimiel National Park.
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.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Breakfast in the room
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Laundry and ironing service
Digital press and magazines service
Sale of gift items
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.
The first place to visit in Almagro is its Plaza Mayor. The three-storey buildings that surround the square, with their emblematic green wooden balconies with glass windows, and the wooden columns that hold up the arcades, are the most characteristic image of the town. On one side of the square is the famous Corral de Comedias. It’s the only corral to remain intact from the Golden Age, when it hosted plays by Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina. If you’d like to experience how Golden Age comedies were performed, don't miss out on one of the re-enactment visits.
Head out a few kilometres from Almagro to enjoy natural spaces such as the Tablas de Daimiel National Park. A wetland full of herons, ducks and even otters, foxes and lizards that you can visit on foot or in off-road vehicles. A little further ahead we come to two other parks: Cabañeros and Las Lagunas de Ruidera.
Other worthwhile excursions include a visit to the Castle of Doña Berenguela in Bolaños de Calatrava, and the Cerro Gordo volcano. Almagro is located in Campo de Calatrava, one of the few volcanic regions in the peninsula. It has some 250 volcanoes and calderas. If you’re a lover of wine, you can stop in Valdepeñas to visit some of its wineries and the Wine Museum.
Las Tablas de Daimiel
The Tablas de Daimiel are the last example of an ecosystem called fluvial tables, a formation produced by the overflowing of the Guadiana and Gigüela rivers, favoured by the lack of slope in the terrain. The wetland of Las Tablas de Daimiel was declared a National Park in 1973, a biosphere reserve in 1981, and was included in the Ramsar Convention in 1982. Its declaration as a National Park was a crucial step in conserving one of the most valuable ecosystems on our planet, thus ensuring the survival of the birds that use these areas as wintering, nesting and roosting grounds.
Las Tablas de Daimiel "
Nature for the Senses
This Parador puts at your disposal a selection of activities in its surroundings that seek three objectives: to raise awareness of the need to take care of the environment, revitalize rural areas and make your stay at the Parador even more fun and interesting. Do you want to discover a new way of making tourism more sustainable?
Located at a distance that may be covered in less than two hours from Madrid, the Parador de Almagro has magnificent spaces for weddings. Its cloister, inner courtyard, unique lounge and garden make it an especially beautiful place for cocktails, lunch/dinner and dancing. Recommended for both day and evening weddings. Our culinary offer includes typical Castilian dishes with the best raw materials and a careful presentation.