The Best Paradores in Northern Spain

The best way to discover the rugged coastlines and lush mountainous terrain characteristic of northern Spain is by staying in a paradores hotel. These stylish hotels located in historic castles, fortresses, convents and monasteries boast modern comforts and excellent service. The pride and joy of northern Spain are its Paleolithic art and stunning national parks, making this region perfect for nature lovers.

Paradores in Northern Spain: Frequently asked questions

Paradores are categorized as urban, coastal/natural, and historic. Parador Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos is an urban parador in Santiago de Compostela. Parador de Corias is a quiet hotel located within Northern Spain’s natural, mountain landscapes. Parador de Tortosa is a historic establishment built in a 10th-century castle.

A parador is a historic building, usually a former castle or monastery, that has been repurposed into a luxury hotel.

Some paradores are family friendly and offer hiking and biking tours, swimming pools, and other child-friendly activities, while some are more focused on creating romantic, tranquil environments and may not be the best choice for a holiday with the little ones. Some family friendly paradores are Parador de Cambados in Galicia or Parador de Cervera de Pisuerga in Castile Leon.

Bilbao is home to the world-famous Guggenheim Museum and located within Basque Country, the inland of which is composed of picturesque landscapes and a culture and language unique to the region. Santiago de Compostela is beautiful and the final stop on a famous pilgrimage route. San Sebastián is good for pintxos (Spanish tapas) and beaches. La Rioja is Northern Spain’s wine region.

Parador de Baiona is on the beach.

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