After visiting Toledo I thought nothing would impress me more in Spain. But I was wrong. Visiting some of Spain’s Paradores was quite an experience. What is a Parador? Mainly found in Spain and Portugal, Paradores are luxury hotels located in historic buildings such as fortresses, monasteries, or castles. This profitable state-run enterprise was founded in 1928 by King Alfonso XIII, as a means to promote tourism in Spain. Since then, Spain has turned many of its historic buildings into government owned Paradores. Because of the nature of Paradores, the styles are very unique and change from city to city. But what doesn’t change is the is the reasonable price, which makes this chain of hotels a very desirable one.
The Parador de Carmona is a 4-star hotel located in a 14th century Arab fortress that dominates the Andalusian landscape, just a short distance from Seville. The magnificent location enjoys the beauty and tranquility of the countryside around Continue Reading