The Parador occupies what was the monastery of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso, which was founded by the first lords of Chinchón in the 15th c. The remaining features of the original building are the cloister and stairway, along with the old church, which was converted into a very special suite.
The building can be found in the heart of the medieval town. It has large gardens and a typical monastic kitchen garden that is now full of fruit trees and creates an ideal space to disconnect and relax next to the swimming pool located in the old monastery stables. The Parador also has a spectacular glazed cloister that contains an exclusive collection of religious art.
The building that is now home to the Parador has had a turbulent history, marked by changes of ownership. Founded in the 15th c., the building was abandoned in 1626. It then became a humanist school in the 18th-19th c., and after the disentailment of 1842, it was used as a courthouse and regional prison.
One of the most famous guests of the monastery was archduke Carlos of Austria, a pretender to the Spanish throne in the War of Spanish Succession (1700-1714) and the future emperor of Germany.
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
The Parador has accessibility facilities in all areas except the pool. Please contact the Parador reception for more information on accessibility facilities.
Conferences and meetings
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Seasonal swimming pool
Digital press and magazines service
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 Parador de Chinchón is one of the most emblematic buildings in the town. Guests can explore in more depth by joining one of the visits that we organise every morning, where you’ll discover spaces such as the chapterhouse, the doctoral hall, the stables and the old washrooms. You could then take a walk through the old quarter, following in the footsteps of Celtiberians, Romans and Arabs in the midst of a unique cultural landscape. Chinchón, a Historical-Artistic Site since 1974, is notable for its impressive Plaza Mayor, which with more than 200 wooden balconies has appeared in many films; take a walk along one of the town’s cinematic routes and feel like you’re in a film.
The landscape of Chinchón, in the heart of the Vega del Tajuña, is full of vineyards and olive groves. Near the town you can explore the Wine Caves and sample some of their excellent wines. The town’s privileged location enables you to visit other famous places such as Aranjuez, Madrid and, which are all less than an hour away. And Parque Warner, the perfect experience for all the family, is just 30 km away.
The Plaza Mayor’s just a stone's throw from the Parador, and it’s widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful town squares in the world. With its arcades and balconies, surrounded by bars and restaurants, it’s the centre of local life. It was the site of cattle fairs and a bullfighting ring in the 15th century, and bullfights are still held here today.
You can also visit the ruins of the Castillo de los Condes, the Baroque Casa de la Cadena, the Torre del Reloj and the Lope de Vega Theatre. And if you go during Holy Week, don’t miss La Pasión. It’s the town's most important festival and has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest. If nature is more to your liking, you can take the opportunity to discover the Tajuña river valley.
We should probably mention Chinchon’s anisette, possibly its most typical product. It bears the Geographical Indication seal granted by the European Union to certain products that have their own distinctive methods of production and traditions. It emerged in the 17th century and has maintained its essence and its production centred on matalahúga aniseed ever since.
Only half an hour away from Madrid, the Parador de Chinchón offers a peaceful setting ideal for management meetings, training courses, product presentations and gala events.