Category Archives: Spain

Parador de Baiona: Part 2 of Series

A fantastic location over looking the Atlantic, with rolling Pine Hills off to the left! On the right and straight  ahead, the small orange roofed  building is the Bar and Grill  with an outside patio right on the water.  In the … Continue reading

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Our Spanish Parador Extravaganza with the Parador de Siguenza

  This 12th century medieval castle was begun in 1133 and built on a Roman settlement.  Until  this last century  it was the enclave of bishops and cardinals who maintained this castle and the Cathedral in the adjacent village. Although … Continue reading

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Our Spanish Parador Extravaganza continued: Parador de Cuenca, Spain

This is one of several overviews because the area is so large!  The most noticeable sight is the Hanging Houses on the right that lead up to the old town. Looking at the walk way below, there are a few … Continue reading

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Our Spanish Parador Extravaganzia continued: Parador de Alarcon

Not the biggest parador…but certainly being established in the 11th century makes it one of the oldest. Driving in, left side, bottom, and curving up to the parking lot behind, you walk through an iron portcullis to the inside of … Continue reading

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Our Spanish Parador Extravaganza, May,2017

This is the view of the mountain top Parador. Our room was near the back, overlooking the swimming pool and defense walls both surrounding and protecting. This 10th century castle was strategically located in the upper part of town, like a … Continue reading

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Parador De Siguenza

A lovely 12th century medieval castle build on Roman settlements of the 11th century. It was primarily used as the residents of the Bishops and Cardinals until the end of the last century. This Parador courtyard was added to the … Continue reading

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5th in the Parador Series

It was difficult to find pictures of the Hanging Houses in Cuenca, Spain. I had to use Bing for the excellent pictures because we had not been there and wanted information. The 1992 book, “Discovering, Spain, an uncommon guide” by … Continue reading

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Parador de Olite : 4th in the series

We crossed the French Pyrenees into Spain, planning to head for “Santiago de Compestela” but saw a sign for Parador de Olite,  and, since it was late afternoon, headed for the Parador. This was the first time we had seen … Continue reading

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Parador de Tortosa: Part 3 of a series

  The 2 previous Paradors I wrote about were places where we stayed. Now, preparing to revisit Spain, I resolved to investigate new ones.          And this picture helped do just that!  The 10th C.  Castle was a typical fortress  … Continue reading

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A Parador in Spain

A prelude to the Parador: On our second visit to Spain (years ago), our hotel   receptionist  suggested  that she  reserve our next  night at our chosen Parador Cordova.  This would give us more time to visit Montserrat. We did. The … Continue reading

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