In most cases the objective of a trip is to enjoy the destination, but on other occasions what the real traveler wants is to enjoy the place of accommodation, either because it is a hotel with everything included, with a spa or with a special charm. For example, in some places in Spain you will have the opportunity to stay where once princes and princesses, kings and queens, dukes and duchesses lived ... As you may have imagined, we are referring to castles, buildings with history full of art that in some corners of the country have been turned into hotels.
If someday you want to enjoy the experience of staying in a castle We recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below, since today we are going to show you some of the best hotels of this type in our country. Of course, we ask for forgiveness in advance for all those who have left ourselves in the pipeline.
First of all, we want to talk about the Parador de Olite, located on one of the wings of the Palacio-Castillo Primitivo de Olite, declared a National Monument. Undoubtedly, it is the most important example of Navarre's civil Gothic. From the hotel you can enjoy some wonderful views of the city and the landscape.
Parador de Cardona
Located within the Castle of Cardona, from the 9th century, is the Parador de Cardona, which offers rooms stately, a wonderful restaurant and unique views. This building located in the province of Barcelona is considered the largest and most important fortress in Catalonia.
We also have to tell you about the Castillo de Arteaga, which is located in the Biscayan town of Arteaga. Remodeled by the Empress María Eugenia de Montijo, this neo-medieval palace preserves the ornamental elements of the time, thus maintaining its essence and the atmosphere of those times.
Castle of Good Love
As it could not be otherwise, we also want to tell you about the Castle of Good Love, a beautiful charming hotel surrounded by vineyards and gardens. Located in the municipality of Topas, in Salamanca, it is a 15th century Renaissance castle, although it contains elements from the 11th century. It offers 41 luxurious rooms.
Royal Castle of Curiel Residence
The Royal Castle of Curiel Residence is a charming hotel located in a medieval castle steeped in history. The accommodation is located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, in Curiel del Duero, Valladolid. It is the most castle old from the province. And it is that, apparently, its construction began in the Roman era, although it is calculated that the perimeter walls are from the 7th century.
Parador de Alarcón
A hotel that could not be missing from the list is the Parador de Alarcón, which has more than 13 centuries of history. Located on a meander from the Júcar river, in the Pico de Los Hidalgos rock, the parador offers views of one of the most beautiful towns in the country: Alarcón (Cuenca).
Another hotel that could not be missing from the list is the Castell d’Empordà. Located on the Costa Brava, Catalonia, this accommodation combines the magic of a castle millennial with the modernity of our days. It offers both palatial and contemporary rooms. Of course, we must highlight the restaurant, which offers signature cuisine.
Finally, we want to talk about Cap Rocat, which is located in Cala Blava-Llucmajor, in the Balearic Islands. It is an old fortress military mimicked with the environment that has been restored respecting its heritage and natural wealth. And it is necessary to take into account that it is located in a marine and bird reserve.
Spain's Curiel Castle Hotel (October 2020)