Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Tortosa Tortosa, Catalonia

Perched high above the city in the magnificent Zuda Castle, the Parador de Tortosa is a historic 4-star property which reflects the cultural and historical salience of the city. Set in the 10th-century castle, the parador is classic in style, boasting Gothic windows in the dining room. During the day, there are plenty of historical sites to visit in Tortosa and a popular way to explore the city is by bicycle. In the evening, return to the parador, where you can enjoy local dishes cooked in the restaurant and the refreshing outdoor swimming pool.
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
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to the Parador de Tortosa

The Parador de Tortosa is a 4-star hotel overlooking the historical city. This hotel is the ideal choice for guests looking to explore the cultural and historical heritage of Tortosa from a tranquil location.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The Parador de Tortosa is set within the historic Zuda Castle. The parador is a 5-minute walk to the beautiful Santa Maria Cathedral. It is located 30 kilometres away from the Port of Tortosa.

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Barcelona El Prat

Distance from airport Tortosa

Closest railway station 169 km

Distance from railway station 2 km

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, café, bar, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), garden, laundry, private parking.

Out and about nearby

In the historic city of Tortosa, you will find many cultural treasures including the beautiful Santa Maria Cathedral, Mirabel Castle and the open-air sculpture museum. There is a lovely route around the walls and fortifications of the city which starts at the parador and passes several attractions such as the Celio Tower and the Inmaculada Square. Just outside of the city, in Horta de san Joan, you will find the Picasso Museum.

Sports nearby

Golf, boat rides, punting, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle tennis, river fishing, windsurfing

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

£590

Holiday Code EXH2006

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 the Parador de Tortosa

Room descriptions

Parador de Tortosa has 77 rooms, each with air-conditioning, heating, private bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, television, telephone and hairdryer.

Double or twin room
Superior double room

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

£590

Holiday Code EXH2006

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 the Parador de Tortosa

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Tortosa, our clients usually hire a car from Barcelona airport and include the hotel as part of a fly-rail or fly-drive 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

£590

Holiday Code EXH2006

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 the Parador de Tortosa

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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