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Having stayed in lots of Paradores I thought I'd give you a little background on them.

Stay in a castle, sleep in a king's bedroom, brush shoulders with a ghost!

in some of the most beautiful areas of Spain


What are the Paradores 

PARADORES DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA, SMESA is a tourism policy instrument that projects the image of modernity and quality of Spanish tourism abroad and that contributes to territorial integration, the recovery and maintenance of Historical-Artistic Heritage and the preservation and enjoyment of natural spaces in Spain.

In other words the government created a hotel chain to turn historic buildings into hotels to preserve them.

Paradores celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2019. Its origins date back to 1910, when the Spanish Government presided over by José Canalejas decided to commission the Marquis Benigno de la Vega-Inclán with the project of creating a hotel structure, non-existent in Spain at that time, whose establishments would provide accommodation for tourists and travellers, while at the same time improving Spain's international image. The following year, a Royal Commission for Tourism was created, headed by the aforementioned Marquis de la Vega-Inclán.


Become an Amigo

Amigos is the loyalty program of the Paradores and is open to anyone, its well worth joining even if its just for the free drink on arrival.

Advantages of being a Friend of Paradores:

  • 5% discount on the Parador rate on your online reservations

  • Accumulate points to get free nights

  • Welcome drink upon arrival

  • Personalized attention

  • Free breakfast on your first reservation as a Friend

  • Exclusive offers and promotions

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