Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Cardona Catalonia

The four-star Parador de Cardona is a fascinating hotel which occupies an mediaeval castle overlooking the Catalonian town of Cardona. The fortress is a commanding sight, with panoramic views over the town, the famous salt mine, and the surrounding countryside which stretches to the Pyrenees. Located amongst the Catalan hills around one and a half hours' drive northwest of Barcelona, the hotel is well located as a overnight stop on the way to the Pyrenees.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Barcelona
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Cardona, Cardona

Parador de Cardona is a 4-star hotel in a renovated mediaeval castle with stunning views. Delicious and unique local cuisine and comfortable accommodation make this an interesting and historical spot in which to spend a few days.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is in Cardona, about 90-minutes' drive northwest of Barcelona.

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Barcelona Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Barcelona Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar, Sauna, Fitness Centre, Room Service, Laundry, Luggage Storage, Safety Deposit Box, Free WiFi.

Complimentary

WiFi, Public Parking.

Out and about nearby

Montana del Sal Cultural Park in Cardona. Barcelona, Seu de Urgell and Vic all day trips away.

Sports nearby

Hiking, Cycling Trails.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£850 low season

£1,050 high season

Holiday Code EXH1569

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Cardona, Cardona

Room descriptions

Parador de Cardona has 54 rooms and suites.

Double Room
Duplex Room
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£850 low season

£1,050 high season

Holiday Code EXH1569

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Cardona, Cardona

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Cardona, Cardona, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Barcelona. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£850 low season

£1,050 high season

Holiday Code EXH1569

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Cardona, Cardona

Highlights of Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Barcelona's Gothic quarter, a maze of narrow streets and plazas which is home to historic buildings including La Seu Cathedral. Modernist architecture throughout the region, particularly in Barcelona where Gaudí­ designed works including the Sagrada Familia church and Park Guell. Green spaces within Barcelona such as Montjuic, a fortress-topped hill, and Parc de la Ciutatella, a popular park with a zoo and several museums. The City of Arts and Sciences and the Fine Arts Museum in Valencia. Historic monuments within Valencia including a 15th century silk exchange and a Cathedral, home to a Holy Chalice which is said to be the Holy Grail. The Monastery of Montserrat, a religious complex in a spectacular setting atop craggy mountains with chapels, hermits' caves and numerous nature trails. Wineries in towns such as Sant Sadurní d'Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès. Tarragona, a port city with fascinating Roman remains. The ancient walled city of Girona. Vic, a quintessentially Catalan town with an outstanding market. Cardona, a picturesque town with an impressive fortress. The renowned Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. Charming towns along the Costa Brava such as Cadaques, as well as those further inland such as the colourful town of Begur. Pretty villages in the Pyrenees, where visitors can also hike and partake in mountain activities. Wildlife in the wetlands of the Albufera Natural Park.

Festivals in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

March: Las Fallas festival of fire (Valencia), 23 April: Celebration of Catalonia's patron saint, April: Barcelona April Fair, May: Girona flower fair, 23 June: Midsummer's Eve Festival, July: Valencia July Fair, July/August: Begur Music Festival, August: La Tomatina tomato throwing festival (Buñol), 11 September: National day of Catalonia, September: Celebration of Barcelona's patron saint, September/October: Human tower festivals (near Tarragona).

Gastronomy in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Cuisine in eastern Spain takes inspiration from both nearby France and from central Spain whilst making use of local ingredients available including seafood, fresh vegetables, meat and game. Paella, the rice dish which is known the world over originated in Valencia. Barcelona is home to some of Spain's best restaurants, with gastronomic chefs creating innovative cuisine and over 20 boasting at least one Michelin star. Typical dishes include unusual ‘sea and mountain' combinations which use both meat and seafood, ‘Pa amb tomàquet' (bread with tomato, oil and garlic), ‘Fideuá' (a variant of Paella with pasta), ‘Zarzuela' (a seafood stew), ‘Escudella’ (a stew containing vegetables, meat, rice and pasta) and ‘Crema Catalana' (a Catalan version of a Crème Brûlée).

Climate in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Eastern Spain enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, although mountainous areas are somewhat cooler. Late spring and early autumn are great times to visit coastal areas as the weather is warm with temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade, although some rainfall can be expected. Summer in the cities can be unbearably hot, but the coastline is cooled by sea breezes. Winter is generally mild with occasional rain and average temperatures of 10 degrees, whilst temperatures regularly drop below freezing in the Pyrenees and snow often falls.

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