Paradores of Spain and Pousadas of Portugal
Barcelona (257km), Zaragoza (105km)
Historic Castle-Convent in Monumental Town
Jan - Dec
CASTLE OF THE ORDER OF CALATRAVA Built on the hill top called the Cumbre de Cerro Pui-Pinos,
this 12th-13th century castle-convent became the seat of the Order of Calatrava
in 1179. Dominating the landscape of the Maestrazgo, it conserves the keep, the
bell tower-sacristy and the part reconverted into an 18th c. Aragonese palace.
Gothic walls, plateresque tomb and baroque faįade are inserted into an interior
with soft, red and green coloured shades, adorned with Spanish wood in furniture
and beams. It also features a peaceful garden. A good number of trips and
activities related to adventure sports can be organized from the Parador. The
comforting Aragonese cooking allows you to sample Alcaņiz style eggs, 'ternasco
asado' (roast young lamb) and typical sweets: Alma and almond tarts.
Parador de Toledo
Located on the Cerro del Emperador by a meander of the river Tagus, this Parador offers an incomparable panoramic view of the monumental profile of Toledo...
Pousada de Setubal - Sao Filipe
Pousada de Setúbal - São Filipe, a fortress built in the 17th century by King Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal), has a breathtaking view over the River Sado estuary...
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