City Paradors in Andalucia
Many of Andalucia´s famous paradors are located in, or on the edge of, major cities, providing an ideal base from which you can explore the city where you are staying. Although these paradors are located in the city, they do not feel like it, as they provide exclusive accommodation away from the noise and pollution of the city.
The paradors are often located higher up, providing panoramic views of the cities and their surroundings. They are also usually located close to the major sights of the city, making it that much easier to see the splendours and attractions.
Below, we have listed all city paradors in Andalucia.
This modern complex is in prime location in Cádiz old town and overlooking the sea. The most futuristic of the state-owned Parador chain. Fully rebuilt in 2012. The pool area is one of the most stunning in Andalucia, surrounded by wooden decking and with unimpeded panoramic sea views.
Built on the ruins of Abderramán I, the Moorish Caliph’s summer palace with amazing views of Córdoba city. The Parador in Córdoba is actually on the northern outskirts of the city of Córdoba and provides the perfect starting point for discovering the wonders of Córdoba province.
The Granada Parador, Parador de San Francisco, has an enviable setting: it is located inside the Alhambra. Formerly a monastery, this beautiful, historic building with heavy studded wooden doors, leafy patios and arcaded courtyards is an ideal base for exploring the celebrated fortress, and is the closest hotel to the main attraction of the Alhambra.
The Parador in Úbeda makes yet another gorgeous historical gem open to the public. This time you can stay in a 17th century renaissance palace right in the heart of the historic monumental city of Úbeda.
Jaen Parador has a spectacular setting: it is in the restored Santa Catalina castle high on a hill overlooking the ancient city of Jaen, and the countryside and mountains beyond. A favourite for those travelling north to or from Andalucia.
Antequera Parador is a very comfortable inland getaway. Reopened at the end of 2008 after an extensive refurbishment, enjoy slick minimalist rooms, funky furniture and creative cuisine. Excellent base for exploring El Torcal, the town of Antequera and the ancient dolmens.
Malaga Golf Parador is the only golf hotel in the chain and it is also a beach hotel and an airport hotel. A comfortable, modern and cosy facility with pool and banquet facilities and a lovely dining room. Officially opened in 1928 it is the oldest golf course and golf complex on the Costa del Sol.
There is no better way to see Málaga than from the Gibralfaro Castle Parador. Built on a hilltop, next to the Gibralfaro fortress and overlooking the city, the port and especially the bullring, this Parador is a lovely place to stay and a very special place to enjoy a meal. Both the dining room and the cafe bar attract locals for family and business meals.
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 century Puente Nuevo bridge. This is an excellent, convenient base for exploring Ronda.
The Parador in Carmona occupies a 14th century Moorish fortress. Staying here is one of the best ways to get an intimate glimpse of Arab style architecture – the building is beautiful and the views are stunning. It provides a comfortable – if not exotic – base to explore Seville Province with rooms that provide ample space and light.