The spectacular castle of the Álvarez family of Toledo, counts of Oropesa, was converted into a Parador in 1930 and so became the first to be established in a historical building. Built on top of a hill, it has exceptional views of the la Sierra de Gredos.
Here you will travel back in time. When you enter the enormous courtyard and discover its large, airy rooms, the salon with splendid Mudejar coffered ceilings, and the traditional décor, you’ll feel like a medieval noble. And like any aristocrat, you’ll have the opportunity to relax in the terrace and outdoor swimming pool, with a beautiful view of the Campo Arañuelo in the background.
The Parador de Oropesa gets its name from the town’s most important noble, Francisco Álvarez de Toledo y Figueroa, who was appointed as the fifth viceroy of Peru by king Felipe II between 1569 and 1581 and accompanied Carlos I on his campaigns in Africa and Europe.
The building consists of the Castillo Viejo, a Moorish castle of the 12-13th c., and the Castillo Nuevo, built in 1402 as the palace of the Álvarez family of Toledo, counts of Oropesa. El conjunto is notable for its 16th c. stairway and the impressive keep, 25 metres in height and with 5 storeys.
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
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.
Between the Sierra de Gredos and the river Tagus, halfway between Toledo and Extremadura, stands the historical town of Oropesa, crowned by the fortified complex of the Parador. Take a walk through its medieval streets, where each corner hides a surprise : the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the convent of Las Misericordias and the Plaza del Navarro, with its emblematic Clock Tower. Get ready for a trip into the past in the unique setting of the Parador.
The strategic location of Oropesa gives you the chance to discover all kinds of adventures. Discover its amazing past at the hillforts of Cerro de la Mesa and El Raso and the archaeological complex of Augustóbriga, or visit the emblematic towns of Guadalupe, Plasencia and Trujillo. If you prefer nature, set off on impressive routes in the nearby towns of La Vera and El Tiétar. And if you’re seeking a truly authentic experience, you shouldn’t miss the routes of the embroidery of Lagartera and the pottery of Puente del Arzobispo and discover the crafts of the region.
The town’s Medieval past can be seen in the layout of its narrow, cobbled streets.
Activities open to tourists include visits to monuments such as the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Convent of La Misericordia and the Church of San Bernardo.
Beyond the immediate area, the Tiétar Valley Route, the Embroidery Route and the Ceramics Route will delight you if you decide to try them.
The area is known for its craft tradition. The fame of the embroidery of Lagartera and the ceramics of Puente del Arzobispo stretch beyond the province. Both towns are close to Oropesa.
Due to its strategic location, Oropesa is also a good starting point for exploring the villages of the County of La Vera, at the foot of the Sierra de Gredos mountains, or you can follow the road into the province of Cáceres and discover other destinations such as Guadalupe, Plasencia and Trujillo.
A comfortable 15th century palace attached to an impressive 12th century castle. The Parador is on a hill overlooking the Arañuelo country with stunning views of the Sierra de Gredos; it has several open-plan rooms that are fully equipped for conferences and conventions.