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Ávila
Parador de Ávila, Ávila
This Parador rises up on the former 'Piedras Albas' palace in the historical centre of monumental Ávila, backing onto the majestic city walls. In harmony with its surroundings, the interior conserves a warm, intimate air in a splendidly recovered atmosphere which enriches all the common rooms. Beautiful decorative elements, granite and abode floors, bright colours and spacious bedrooms, some with four-poster beds, make up a harmonious and bright whole. The garden also stands out, with archaeological remains, as does the magnificent glazed patio, the modular rooms and the cafeteria. The dining room offers beautiful views of the garden and walls....
Ávila - Navarredonda de Gredos
Terrace Views Parador de Gredos, Navarredonda de Gredos, Ávila
The Gredos mountain range has given refuge to this stone building, the first of the Paradores, since 1928, among crystalline waters, wild rocks and green pine groves. Its location, on El Alto del Risquillo, is a privileged viewpoint over the Tormes valley, the Gredos massif and the Piedrahita and Béjar mountain ranges, becoming a centre for excursions. Its sturdy stone walls conceal an interior in which the comfortable bedrooms stand out, some with terraces. The classicism of the wood prevails in the dining room, library and living rooms. The presence of granite columns and the furniture offer the whole a traditional Castilian style.
León City
Parador de León, León
Construction began around 1515 on this monumental building, which features a Spanish Plateresque façade. The past makes its appearance in the Cloister, Church, Choir and Chapterhouse, and the present in the careful renovation-work, combined with an interior filled with works of art and rooms which gave shelter to pilgrims in times of old. A night's stay here is truly a luxury, offering: suites with views of the cloister, stately rooms, and a restaurant which offers: Cocido Maragato (stew), frog legs, beef sweetbreads, cured beef and goat meats and mountain meats.
Lerma
Parador de Lerma, Lerma, Burgos Province
The Ducal Palace is located in the highest part of the town of Lerma. It was constructed taking advantage of the site of a 10th century castle. This hotel has a central courtyard surrounded by columned galleries in alternating sections: the first has twenty Tuscan columns with semicircular arches, and the second has twenty Ionic columns.  After its restoration the Palace has now been converted into a Parador with 70 rooms and a capacity of 133 beds.  The gastronomy of the Parador is based on natural and tasty produce grown locally.  Of note are the cold meats such as the morcilla (blood sausage) and the Burgos cheese ...
Palencia - Cervera de Pisuerga
Parador de Cervera de Pisuerga, Palencia Province
The privileged setting of this Parador, which forms part of the Fuentes Carrionas Reserve, determines its most representative features. Nature can be seen in all its splendour in the Picos de Europa and the blue waters of the Ruesga reservoir and the Romanesque art, which here becomes the real protagonist of the landscape, offer the site a unique, incomparable beauty. Good taste and elegance characterize the interior. Very spacious and comfortable bedrooms, with bright balconies, combine with the exquisite shade of walls, beams and ceilings covered with wood. The restaurant offers traditional Castilian cooking based on hand-made sausages, veal steak and trout with bacon.
Plasencia
Exterior Views Parador de Plasencia, Plasencia
With its marvellous location at the very heart of the historical quarter of Plasencia, it is the ideal point from which to discover the architectural delights of this unique city, as well as the marvellous surrounding country side.  65 rooms, including twin and doubles as well as some junior suites. All of them are fully equipped with bathroom, hairdryer and all type of facilities.  The restaurant provides typical local dishes as well as traditional meals all of them can be tried with exquisite wines.  With its marvellous location at the heart of the historical quarter of Plasencia, it is the ideal point from which to discover the architectural delights of this unique city, as well as the marvellous surrounding country side. 
Salamanca Province - Salamanca
Parador de Salamanca, Salamanca
This Parador rises up on the left bank of the river Tormes, on a hillock opposite the monumental centre of the city. Its large windows become an exceptional viewpoint of the city, an open-air museum, in which the towers of the cathedral stand out. Elegance, comfort and spaciousness are three of the traits which characterize the common rooms, the meeting rooms and the bedrooms. Decorated with good taste thanks to the presence of marble and other luxury materials, the interior offers unsurpassable panoramic views which can be contemplated from all the living rooms, the swimming pool or from the majority of the bedrooms.
Salamanca Province - Ciudad Rodrigo
Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo Salamanca Province
Rising up on a cleft on the fertile plain of the river Águeda and covered with ivy, this castle has a keep which is an unsurpassable observatory for contemplating the landscapes of the Campo Charro. It is an ideal enclave to discover the beauty of a splendid natural setting and to admire the rich monumental heritage of Ciudad Rodrigo. After passing through its well cared-for garden, inside detailed period aspects stand out, Castilian furniture, a splendid courtyard and cheerful bedrooms, some with exceptional views. The stone arcades of the dining room inspire admiration, as does the typical Salamanca cooking, which includes a local sausage, the 'farinato', delicious roasts and Iberian hams.
Soria
Parador de Soria, Soria
The Parador rises up on a privileged height from which the extraordinary panorama of this monumental town and of the Duero can be contemplated. Its splendid large windows offer a unique landscape. The shadow of Antonio Machado, present throughout the town, can also be appreciated in the Parador, which displays photographs and poems of the Sevillian author in many of its common rooms. The interior of the Parador has a very friendly appearance. The wooden floors and furniture offer a special grace to its common rooms, which are favoured by plants, paintings and engravings. The majority of the bedrooms enjoy peaceful views of the Duero valley. The restaurant, with a modern appearance, comforts the traveller with good garlic soups 'a la soriana' and exquisite French beans, without forgetting the typical 'migas' (fried breadcrumbs) and local roast lamb.
Valladolid Province - Segovia
Parador de Segovia, Segovia
Modern, welcoming and surprising, this Parador rises up in one of the most monumental cities of Spain, declared a World Heritage Site. From it can be seen the best panoramic view of Segovia. It is moreover an ideal setting to approach the numerous natural spaces of the province. The bedrooms of the Parador are spacious and comfortable, and enjoy splendid views of the city, as does the dining room and the outdoor swimming pool. The very spacious lobby displays modern paintings and design elements, in clear contrast to the simple, circular lines which frame the heated swimming pool.
Valladolid Province - Tordesillas
Parador de Tordesillas Valladolid Province
This ancestral home rises up in the historical Castilian town of Tordesillas, an important crossroads since Roman times, in a place where the green and nature offer the guest the best of the landscape. A beautiful pine grove, with a spacious, well cared-for garden, surrounds the Parador offering the tranquillity, calm and placidity of natural spaces. The Castilian style dominates in the external lines and in the interior, where some of the rooms contain valuable antiques. The tranquillity which reigns throughout the building and in its spectacular blue swimming pool are an invitation to rest and to peaceful walks.
Villafranca del Bierzo
Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo, León
This Parador is located in the illustrious town of Villafranca del Bierzo, capital of a very beautiful region and former station on the road to Santiago. Its architecture imitates the lines and forms of nearby, closely-felt Galicia. The landscapes of the Ancares mountain range to the north complement the beauty of the Parador's garden. Its interior is characterized by traditional Castilian decoration in furniture in the entrance halls, chairs and wrought iron lamps. The wooden floors in the bedrooms and elsewhere offer elegance and comfort. The living room, one of the most pleasant spaces of the Parador, is welcoming and comfortable. 
Zamora Province - Benavente
Parador de Benavente Zamora Province
The seat of parliament in 1202, this Renaissance style castle was built by order of Fernando II de León and forms part of the former walled enclosure of the town. Practically razed to the ground in 1808 during the Peninsular War, it conserves the monumental Torre del Caracol, where there is a living room with an admirable Mudejar coffered ceiling. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the interior contains classical decorative elements such as rugs, forged lamps, coffered ceilings, wood and Castilian bricks. Its spectacular living rooms are duly equipped to promote their functional value as spaces for social gatherings. The dreamy bedrooms are comfortable, and the restaurant offers the region's gastronomic array. 
Zamora Province - Puebla de Sanabria
Parador de Puebla de Sanabria - Zamora Province
The Parador is located in a privileged place, just 12 km from the marvellous Sanabria lake, the largest in Spain of glacial origin. In the middle of the region of Sanabria, on the border with Portugal, the Parador is ideal for taking in great lovers of travel and nature who approach this enclave to begin hikes and green tourism routes, which please the eye and calm the spirit. With a meticulous and welcoming decoration, the inner rooms offer the quality and warmth necessary to enjoy a pleasant stay. The living room, with a pleasant chimney, and some bedrooms have large windows allowing you to contemplate the much treasured historical and monumental town of Puebla de Sanabria. The restaurant features the exquisite products of Sanabria: 'habones' (large beans), trout and blackberry tart.
Zamora Province - Zamora
Parador de Zamora, Zamora
This palace, built on the site of a former Roman fortress in the middle of the 15th c., rises up in the historical centre of the capital of the province of Zamora and offers the traveller the opportunity to discover all the beauty of the natural, monumental and artistic surroundings of the lands of Zamora. The medieval aroma of the interior, which can be appreciated in armour, noble rugs and attractive four poster beds, is combined with the Renaissance style of its courtyard, glazed wooden gallery and coats of arms. It has two conference rooms and a refreshing swimming pool in the well looked-after garden outside. Wooden floors and beams offer warmth to the decoration with a noble air. The restaurant menu offers excellent dishes from traditional recipes...
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