Parador Hotels in Andalucia
Even if you've never stayed at one of these establishments, you will almost certainly have heard of the prestigious government-run national chain.
Some Paradors are located in historic buildings such as castles, palaces and convents, while others are purpose-built hotels designed to open up fascinating – but remote – areas to tourism.
You don’t need to stay in a Parador to enjoy the amazing views and unique settings; you can just see the magnificent interior by having lunch, a romantic dinner, or even just afternoon tea or coffee on the terrace.
Many of these hotels have wonderful gardens, filled with exotic blooms, where you can enjoy a quiet drink, as well as swimming pools and other leisure facilities.
Each Parador is a unique gem with a history all of its own, such as a 13th-century hilltop castle. As you get to know the Paradors by visiting or staying at them, be sure to find out their stories – especially when the building has been restored and converted, as its walls will hold many fascinating tales. Staying in one of these hotels is an unforgettable experience.
These are immersive history lessons: you may be sleeping in a former monk's cell or a duke's chamber, dining in the refectory or chapel, and taking tea in a grand hall. The past enriches every aspect of your stay.
Map of Parador hotels
The Ronda Parador is an interesting mix of old and new architecture with views of the busy and picturesque Plaza de España on one side and the breathtaking gorge on the other, as well as the 18th… More →
The most outstanding feature of this hotel is its location right inside the Doñana Natural Park, which is the protected area surrounding the Doñana National Park. It is perched on cliffs… More →
This hotel is a unique concept in Paradores as it is the only golf hotel in the chain. A comfortable, modern and cosy facility with banquet facilities and a lovely dining room, this Parador is… More →
There is no better way to see Málaga than from the Gibralfaro Castle Parador. Built on a hilltop, next to the Alcazaba fortress and overlooking the city, the port and especially the bullring.
The Parador in Córdoba is actually outside of the city of Córdoba to the north and provides the perfect starting point for discovering the wonders of Córdoba province. It is built upon the ruins… More →
The Parador in Carmona occupies a 14th century Moorish fortress, known as an Alcázar in Spanish. Staying here is one of the best ways to get an intimate glimpse of Arab style architecture – the… More →
The Parador in Cadiz, known as the Hotel Atlantico, is probably Cadiz's slickest hotel, and also the most vanguard of the state-owned Parador chain. A recently-opened fabulous contemporary… More →
The Parador of Granada enjoys one of the most unforgettable locations in Spain: inside the celebrated Alhambra complex of Christian and Moorish palaces, set high on a hilltop above Granada.
There are 16 paradors in Andalucia in total:
Huelva province: Ayamonte and Mazagón
Cadiz province: Cadiz city and Arcos de la Frontera
Seville province: Carmona
Cordoba province: Cordoba city
Malaga province: Malaga Golf and Gibralfaro (both in Malaga city), Ronda, Antequera and Nerja
Granada province: Granada city - inside the Alhambra
Jaen province: Jaen city, Ubeda and Cazorla
Almeria province: Mojácar