Temple of traditional Extremaduran cuisine
Extremaduran gastronomy, with its Roman past and historical influences, is based on the quality and natural origin of the Badajoz’s enviable produce. At the Parador, you can sample regional delicacies such as acorn-fed ham, Corderex PGI lamb, retinta veal or tasty Iberian pork, not to mention the most iconic traditional dishes.
A showcase for Badajoz gastronomy
The Parador’s restaurant offers great quality in a beautiful historic setting. The menu features cured meats and acorn-fed Iberian ham from the Dehesa de Extremadura DO, Emerita goat’s cheeses and Trujillo retorta cheese, migas extremeñas, monk’s cod, sirloin steak, Iberian feather and a rice dish made with Iberian ribs and La Vera paprika. From the bakery, traditional desserts, such as sweet pastries and convent mille-feuille.
Type of kitchen
Grilled beef sirloin, Extremaduran lamb stew with shepherd’s bread omelette, 100% native breed Iberian pork sirloin with boletus sauce, sweet paprika with a sesame aroma.
In the heart of Augusta Emerita
The Parador de Mérida stands within the Convento de Jesús, built in 1725 to meet the growing need for monasteries and hospitals in a period of epidemics and wars with Portugal. It was built in the Baroque style and is topped with two beautiful belfries.
Located in what was the monastery’s market garden, the Parador is home to the Garden of Antiquities, a unique space where visitors can see Roman, Visigothic and Mudejar archaeological exhibits, and where the water of the fountains and pools makes a harmonious whole with the beauty and variety of its exuberant vegetation.