The old monastery of San Pablo, built in the beautiful location of La Hoz del Huécar, is home to the Parador de Cuenca, one of the most special place in the city, next to the Bridge of San Pablo and opposite the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses).
The interior will surprise you with its decorative fusion of tradition and modernity, and its unique spaces, such as the old glazed cloister, the cafeteria, located in what was the monastery chapel, and the beautiful outdoor swimming pool, with a spectacular view of the city.
The Parador de Cuenca stands in what was the monastery of San Pablo, which was built by the canon Juan del Pozo in 1523 in a Plateresque Late Gothic style and was closely related to the iconic Bridge of San Pablo, which is also named after the canon.
Today, the cloister houses a masterpiece by the artist Julián Casado, entitled “Malevich Series. Variations on the same structure”. The work, made up of 42 canvases painted between 1978 and 1982, is a meditation on the tenets of the Ukrainian artist Kazimir Malevich, the father of constructivism, creating variations of the impact of light on a geometrical body.
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
Seasonal swimming pool
Electric car charging station
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.
Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, is notable for its old quarter. The best way to discover it is to wander around its cobbled streets, losing yourself in the medieval lanes to discover the cathedral, the Plaza Mayor and its monasteries and aristocratic town houses. Or visit the Museum of Abstract Art in the famous Hanging Houses. Here, heritage blends with the spectacular natural landscape of the Hoz del Huécar, which you can also see from the Parador or walk along its banks.
Cuenca is culture and nature. Nearby you can see some of the most important Roman cities of Spain, such as Valeria, Ercávica and Segóbriga, famous for its exceptional theatre. Another local landmark just a short distance away is the Enchanted City, a unique landscape of rock formations that go back 90 million years. A little further away is the Serranía de Cuenca, which offers beautiful landscapes, such as the source of the river Cuervo and the el Ventano del Diablo. And if you’re looking for something more active, then join us for a trip in a hot air balloon, or take the new Las Hoces zipline, the longest dual urban zipline in Europe.
The Old Town has much more to offer. The Plaza Mayor and its cathedral, the ruins of the castle, the Town Hall and the street of Alfonso VIII with its colourful houses are essential visits. If you’re an art lover, be sure to visit the Museum of Abstract Art.
About 25 kilometres away is the Enchanted City: a natural landscape of rock formations dating back 90 million years where we can recognise the shapes of dog, a tortoise or the face of a man. The Enchanted City is in the heart of the Serranía de Cuenca, which also offers special spots such as the source of the river Cuervo or the so-called Ventana del Diablo or Devil's Window.
The Parador de Cuenca **** is built on the former Convent of San Pablo, with the best views of the city, the Hanging Houes and the Bridge of San Pablo. Less than an hour from Madrid and Valencia by AVE high speed train, this city is perfect for hosting corporate events in special venues. The hotel's proximity to the historical centre of this World Heritage City makes it an exclusive venue for special events and activities.