Hotels - Parador Hotels in Andalucia

The Castle of Saint Catherine in Jaen, the prefect place to stay. A 13th century castle. © Michelle Chaplow

The 13th-century Castle of Saint Catherine in Jaen - the perfect place to stay.

Paradors in Andalucia

Imagine spending the night in a Spanish castle, looking down from your perch on a lone hilltop. Or, how would you like to stay in an ancient monastery or a convent? Many such buildings are open to the public in the form of beautifully restored hotel facilities, thanks to a network of state-run Paradores.

You might expect such facilities to only be available to those with maximum spending power – but this is not so. In fact, one of the aims of the Parador hotels is to make these wonderful buildings and amazing destinations accessible to the average person. Therefore, while not exactly cheap, they are within the reach of those who really want to allow for such unique experiences.

Paradores are not always located in historic buildings. Sometimes the purpose of a Parador is to open up a fascinating – but remote – area to tourism. These are cases where private ventures hardly dare to risk setting up shop, so the government has taken the initiative to build quality facilities for those wishing to visit these out of the way places.

Even if you don’t stay in a Parador, you can still enjoy the amazing views, unique settings or just seeing the insides of castles, palaces and other historic buildings by having lunch, dinner or even just afternoon tea or a cup of coffee on the terrace.

One thing is certain: each Parador is a unique gem with a history all its own. However, you choose to get to know the Paradores you come across, be sure to find out the story behind each one – especially when restoration has been a factor. These are the history lessons you will never forget.



Parador de Mojácar Parador de Mojácar 

Modern Facilities alongside the Meditteranean coast at the picturesque village of Mojácar. 




Parador de Arcos de la Frontera Parador de Arcos de la Frontera 

This facility opens the historic 'Casa del Corregidor' Palace to the public and is located on the banks of the Guadalete River. 



Parador de Cádiz (Cádiz) Parador de Cádiz (Cádiz) 

This modern complex is located in Cádiz old town and overlooks the sea. 





Parador de Córdoba Parador de Córdoba 

Built on the ruins of a Moorish Caliph’s summer palace with amazing views of Córdoba city. 





Parador de Granada Parador de Granada 

15th century convent with a mix of Christian and Moorish interior design.




Parador de Ayamonte Parador de Ayamonte 

Spectacular views make this Parador worth visiting when you stay in Huelva. It is built on the highest point of the city of Ayamonte.



Parador de Mazagón Parador de Mazagón 

This contemporary ocean front hotel is also nestled in a pine forest. It’s a perfect place to enjoy the Atlantic ocean.





Parador de Úbeda Parador de Úbeda 

Here is a 16th century rennaisance palace in the heart of Úbeda. A lovely way to enjoy an inland city full of monuments.



Parador de Cazorla Parador de Cazorla 

Stay in the Cazorla Nature Reserve and enjoy fabulous views from your hilltop hotel.



Parador de Jaén Parador de Jaén 

Stay in the Cazorla Nature Reserve and enjoy fabulous views from your hilltop hotel.




Parador de Antequera Parador de Antequera 

This spacious and comfortable Parador is designed to make the Antequera area accessible to visitors. Near El Torcal.



Parador de Nerja Parador de Nerja 

This is a charming hotel on a cliff, overlooking the sea in the lovely fishing village of Nerja.



Parador de Málaga Golf Parador de Málaga Golf 

This is a contemporary facility that brings golfers to the seaside.



Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro 

Built next to the Gibralfaro castle, this stone structure offers unbeatable views of the city.



Parador de Ronda Parador de Ronda 

This building was once the Ronda town hall. The views are breathtaking and you are just a few steps away from the town’s most emblematic bridge over the gorge that divides the town in two.




Parador de Carmona Parador de Carmona 

This is your chance to stay in a 14th century Moorish Citadel.


Each Parador is a unique gem with a history all its own.

Each Parador is a unique gem with a history all its own.

parador hotels in andalucia

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