Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Almagro Almagro, Ciudad Real

Located in a former monastery dating from the 16th century, the Parador de Almagro is in a quiet location just 5 minutes’ walk from the Plaza Mayor. Relax in the hotel’s internal courtyards, bright galleries and seasonal swimming pool after a busy day exploring Almagro, a recognised Site of Historic-Artistic Importance. This hotel is a worthwhile addition to any touring holiday passing through Castile La Mancha and is perfectly located as a link between Andalusia and the Heart of Spain.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Madrid
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Parador de Almagro, Castile la Mancha, central Spain

The Parador de Almagro is an historic 4-star hotel in the converted 16th century Convent of San Francisco. It is a peaceful location with seasonal outdoor pool and traditional restaurant within walking distance of the town centre.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located 5 minutes’ walk from the Plaza Mayor in Almagro, Castile la Mancha.

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Madrid

Distance from airport 200 km

Closest railway station Almagro

Distance from railway station 2 km

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, bar, garden, terrace, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), shop.

Out and about nearby

Almagro is a Site of Historic-Artistic Importance and offers a unique 17th century open-air theatre, national museum of theatre, university, palace and churches. Nearby you will also find the city of Ciudad Real with its cathedral, San Pedro church and city gate. Nature-lovers will enjoy a visit to the Tablas de Daimiel wetland whilst the medieval castle and convent of Calatrava is also well worth a trip.

Sports nearby

Cycling, walking, birdwatching, paddle tennis

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

From about

£570

Holiday Code EXH1802

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 hotel holidays to Parador de Almagro, Castile la Mancha, central Spain

Room descriptions

Parador de Almagro has 54 rooms, each with air-conditioning, heating, private bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe and mini-bar, television, telephone and hairdryer.

Double or twin room
Superior double room
Junior suite

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

From about

£570

Holiday Code EXH1802

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 hotel holidays to Parador de Almagro, Castile la Mancha, central Spain

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Almagro, our clients usually hire a car from Madrid airport and include the hotel as part of a fly-drive or fly-rail touring holiday. We include flights from London and a hire car or rail travel, depending on what you would like to do and what is most appropriate to your overall journey.

Additional information

Children: An extra bed for a single child can be added in all room types.

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

From about

£570

Holiday Code EXH1802

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 hotel holidays to Parador de Almagro, Castile la Mancha, central Spain

Highlights of the Heart of Spain

The three world-class art galleries which make up Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art, home to works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francisco de Goya. The historical sights of Old Madrid, including the lavish Royal Palace, the grand Plaza Mayor and the city's spiritual centre, Puerta del Sol. Parque del Retiro, a popular spot for relaxation in the centre of Madrid with a boating lake. El Escorial, a large royal residence just outside Madrid which also functions as a monastery and is where many Spanish monarchs are buried. The Gothic cathedrals of León, Burgos and Toledo which feature stunning stained glass, mediaeval art and elaborate sculptures. The numerous castles which are scattered across the region including the Gothic-style Belmonte Castle, the Mudejár Coca Castle and the Moorish Alcazaba of Badajoz. The university city of Alcalá de Henares, birthplace of Cervantes, the 16th century author who wrote about the adventures of Don Quixote. The walled city of Ávila. The university city of Salamanca. Segovia, with its Roman Aqueduct and distinctive castle. Cuenca, a picturesque old town with houses which appear to hang over a gorge. The iconic windmills which sit on the plains near Consuegra. Roman ruins in Mérida. Elaborate palaces and manor houses in Trujillo and Cáceres. The wine-producing regions throughout central Spain including Ribera del Duero, La Mancha and Valdepeñas where visitors can visit vineyards and enjoy wine tastings. Mountain ranges which divide the central plateau, with many opportunities for walking and rock climbing.

Festivals in the Heart of Spain

February: Caja Madrid Flamenco Festival, February to March: Madrid Carnival, February to March: Madrid Contemporary Art Fair, March/April: Holy week celebrations, May: San Isidro bullfighting festival (Madrid), May/June: Toledo Corpus Christi processions (Toledo), July to August: Madrid summer arts festival, October: Saffron Rose Festival (Consuegra), October: Cervantes Week (Alcala de Henares), October to November: Madrid Autumn Festival

Gastronomy in the Heart of Spain

As expected, Madrid is home to some excellent restaurants serving a great range of cuisine from throughout Spain and around the world. Roasted meat and game as well as a variety of broths and stews are common features on menus throughout central Spain, where traditional cooking is simple and hearty. Cuisine varies slightly between the regions, with more paprika and saffron being used in the south. Various pulses are grown on the plains of Castilla y León, whilst Manchego cheese produced in La Mancha and high quality Ibérico ham is produced in Extremadura. There are a number of wine regions which produce high-quality red and white wines. Local dishes include ‘Pollo a lo Padre Pero’ (chicken with a spicy sauce), ‘El frite’ (fried lamb), ‘Sopa de ajo’ (garlic soup), ‘Pisto manchego’ (similar to ratatouille), ‘Yemas’ (a rich dessert made with egg yolks).

Climate in the Heart of Spain

The climate of central Spain is generally quite extreme, with extremely hot summers and bitterly cold yet dry winters. Rainfall is generally quite low thanks to the mountains which surround the region. Madrid can be almost unbearable in the summer months as temperatures reach 40 degrees, whilst during the temperatures regularly drop below freezing. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit as temperatures are warm and pleasant, although there is increased rainfall.

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