The history of Paradores begins here, at the Parador de Gredos. It was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1928 and became the first hotel in the network. It also earned its place in the history books when the fathers of the Spanish Constitution met while drafting the Spanish Magna Carta of 1978.
The building is notable for its stone walls and slate roof. Its main façade was built from the ruins of the local manor house. It has several lounges with fireplaces, a shrine and a children's playroom. But what really stands out are the spectacular views of the Sierra de Gredos from all of its terraces.
It is located in the town of Navarredonda de Gredos (Ávila), just 2 hours by car from Madrid. Located in the heart of the Sierra de Gredos, the Parador is an unbeatable destination for nature, hiking and astronomy enthusiasts. You can also visit the small villages in the area and the towns of El Barco de Ávila or Arenas de San Pedro.
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
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
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 Sierra de Gredos is the perfect place to disconnect, relax and enjoy active tourism just a stone's throw from Madrid. If hiking’s your thing, there’s an enormous variety of trails to explore all its nooks and crannies on foot: the Laguna Grande trail, the Pinar de Navarredonda trail... What's more, in nearby Puerto del Pico, you can walk on one of the best-preserved Roman roads in Spain.
In summer you can have a dip in the natural pools. There are other activities such as mushroom picking tours, horse-riding, bird watching or having fun with the little ones in the adventure parks. A little more than half an hour's drive away, are two historical towns on the banks of the river Tormes: Arenas de San Pedro and El Barco de Ávila.
Don’t miss out on stargazing at night. The Parador de Gredos has been awarded the international Starlight certification for the quality of its night sky as it is an area protected from light pollution. At the Parador we organise astronomy activities and courses with certified instructors.
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?
The Parador de Gredos, the first Parador in the National Network, has 74 rooms and 4 meeting rooms with different capacities and characteristics. We can host conventions of up to 120 people in a theatre and, for larger events or corporate incentive trips, we can offer exclusive access.