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5 memorable Spanish paradors

MEMORABLE

SPANISH PARADORS

Paradores de Turismo
(www.parador.es) has recycled some of Spain’s most historic buildings
into unforgettable lodgings.

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PARADOR DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

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Praza do Obradoiro 1

The grandest of all the paradors, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos (above) was built in the 1490s by Fernando and

Isabel to house pilgrims to the

adjacent medieval northern cathedral

honoring St. James.

011-34-981-582-200

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PARADOR DE ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA

Plaza del Cabildo

Driving or walking, you spiral toward the sky to reach this former mayor’s palace on the plaza at the top

of this ancient southern town.

011-34-956-700-500

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PARADOR DE ÚBEDA

Plaza de Vázquez Molina

A paradigm of Spanish Renaissance architecture, this 16th-century palace features a stunning courtyard
surrounded by a double gallery, with the upper level covered in glazed tiles. 011-34-34-953-750-345

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PARADOR DE RONDA

Plaza de España

Combining the facade of the

historic City Hall with striking

contemporary architecture and

luxurious styling, the parador

overlooks a 400-foot-deep gorge.

011-34-952-877-500

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PARADOR DE CUENCA

Subida a San Pablo

Located across a footbridge over the Huécar gorge from Cuenca’s medieval

mesa-top city, the parador retains the cool serenity of the Renaissance-style San Pablo monastery.

011-34-969-232-320

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