Worship of Iberian pork and Charra gastronomy
With the pastures of Salamanca as a great larder, the Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo is an outstanding exponent of the gastronomy of Salamanca, whose star products are Iberian pork and Moorish beef. Updated traditional cuisine based on rich sausages, succulent roasts and the best acorn-fed ham from Guijuelo, without forgetting the great emblem of Ciudad Rodrigo: farinato (sausage made from bread crumbs, lard and spices).
the fiefdom of Guijuelo ham and farinato
The stone arcades of the dining hall of this impregnable castle take you back to the Middle Ages while you contemplate the amazing landscapes of the Charro countryside. At the table, along with the best ham from Guijuelo, some of the most popular dishes are the free-range eggs covered with Iberian ham and potatoes, the farinato with low-temperature cooked egg yolk and potatoes, baked lamb leg or grilled sirloin of Moorish beef.
Type of kitchen
Eggs covered with ham, cod loin, Iberian sausages.
A witness to Castile’s history
It is situated near the river, at an elevation making it possible to view the entire city. It’s a good place to begin exploring the Historical-Artistic Site of Ciudad Rodrigo, by walking along its walls towards the Plaza Mayor, stopping at the Town Hall and Cathedral. On the way back, roam its streets with churches, palaces and stately homes, to eventually watch the sun set over the Águeda River in the evocative gardens of the Parador. Make a fitting end to the evening in the restaurant, by tasting the typical dishes of the charra cuisine, based on tasty sausages, succulent roasts, and the best Iberian ham.
Its location makes the Region of Ciudad Rodrigo a good place from which to visit the city of Salamanca, the natural landscapes of Las Hurdes, the mountain ranges of o you can visit the city of Salamanca, the natural landscapes of Las Hurdes, the Arribes, the Sierra de Gata and Sierra de Francia mountain ranges, and to cross the Portuguese border to destinations such as the walled city of Almeida.