Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Trujillo Extremadura

Parador de Trujillo is a 4 star hotel and former 16th century convent in the mediaeval town of Trujillo. Perfectly placed to walk into the Trujillo's old town, the Plaza Mayor is less than five minutes' walk from the historic hotel whilst the Castillo de Trujillo fortress is only 10 minutes away. Ideal for a short break, exploring the culture of Trujillo and its surrounding countryside, and as part of one of our tailor-made touring holidays of 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
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Trujillo, Extremadura

Parador de Trujillo is a historical, 4-star boutique hotel in the mediaeval town. This hotel can be counted amongst the historical sights of Trujillo, and affords guests modern luxuries such as delicious cuisine and luxury accommodation in a historical atmosphere.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Trujillo

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Madrid

Distance from airport The hotel is 2 hours and 30-minutes' drive from Madrid Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Garden and Car Parking.

Out and about nearby

Trujillo's mediaeval centre, Plaza Mayor and the statue of Francisco Pizarro, the conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire. There is also a Pizarro museum and replica of his house. Santa Maria church, Alfiler Tower and the Arab Tower are in Trujillo. At around 50km distance lies Monfrague National Park and Caceres, a world heritage city. Madrid is 2 and a half hours' drive away.

Sports nearby

Hiking, Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding and Golf.

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

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1554

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 Trujillo, Extremadura

Parador de Trujillo is a four star hotel in the old town of Trujillo in Spain's Extremadura region. Located opposite the Santa Clara Plaza with its grand white and gold painted church, the historic hotel occupies the former 16th Century Convent of Santa Clara and offers a relaxing ambience amidst historical luxury. The hotel's characteristic exterior remains unchanged from its original purpose with exposed stone, a wide, cobbled courtyard, and a large brass bell crowning the entrance. The interior of the hotel is in-keeping with Trujillo's mediaeval history and careful touches are added to the interior decoration from simple candelabras to large velvet furnishings designed to look like mediaeval standards. Vaulted ceilings and rich colours of blues, reds and greens add a luxurious appearance amidst the hotel's white washed walls and tiled stone flooring. The 50 rooms continue the historical decoration with rich colours, headboards depicting mediaeval paintings and carved wooden furniture. Modern amenities are discreetly placed and rooms remain comfortable with terracotta walls and tiles enhancing a feeling of welcoming cosiness. The restaurant offers classic examples of Extremadura's cuisine from acorn-fed Iberico ham to cumin flavoured soup and dried figs, honeys and cheeses. Meals can be taken in the courtyard, where fruit trees follow the arches of windows and potted plants offer bursts of luscious greenery. Parador de Trujillo's outdoor swimming pool and courtyard garden are well presented and designed to extend the hotel's overall feeling of relaxation. Two hours' drive south-west of Madrid, Parador de Trujillo is well placed to explore the surrounding old town or discover more of central Spain.

Room descriptions

Parador de Trujillo's has 50 rooms which include air-conditioning, bathroom, a mini-bar, safe, TV, telephone and Wi-Fi.

Standard Twin Room
Standard Double Room
Superior Double Room

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

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1554

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 Trujillo, Extremadura

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Parador de Trujillo, Trujillo, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Madrid. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet and Jet2 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 2 hours 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend the use of a hire-car for a holiday including this hotel.

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

£840

Holiday Code EXH1554

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 Trujillo, Extremadura

About Heart of Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Heart of Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in central Spain, featuring vineyard hotels, rural estates and city properties. Located at the geographical heart of Spain is its vibrant capital, Madrid, where days can be filled with art galleries and atmospheric outdoor cafes, and evenings promise an energetic nightlife. Surrounding the city are the dry plains of the country's central plateau which are divided by spectacular mountain ranges and dotted with numerous castles, magnificent cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins. The regions which make up Spain's central plateau have all played a hugely important role in the history of modern Spain, which is evident in the numerous castles which were built to protect towns and villages as the Moors fought the Christians in the 10th and 11th centuries. These are some of the least visited parts of Spain where few tourists venture outside of the main cities, ensuring that visitors will leave feeling like they have discovered something new. At the centre of Spain is Madrid, where atmospheric cobbled streets link bustling squares which are filled with pavement cafes and flea markets, whilst tree-line boulevards are overlooked by neo-classical buildings. Surrounding the city are the dry plains of the country's central plateau which are divided by spectacular mountain ranges and dotted with numerous castles, magnificent cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins. To the north of Madrid is Castilla y León, an elevated region which has played a hugely important role in the history of modern Spain. Rolling countryside is littered with historic cities, isolated villages and mediaeval castles, built by the Christians to defend against the Moorish invaders. Salamanca, Avila, Segovia, León, Valladolid and Burgos are all home to a wealth of art and stunning architecture, including Gothic cathedrals and Roman structures. Away from the cities are natural attractions including mountain ranges and nature reserves, with wheat fields and vineyards covering the high plateaus. To the south and east of Madrid is Castilla-La Mancha, an expansive region with dry plains stretching towards mountains in the distance. The predominantly flat scenery is made up of olive groves, wheat fields, extensive vineyards, hilltop castles and the iconic windmills described by Cervantes. Head to the historic city of Toledo, where Christian, Jewish and Arab cultures blend to create a popular tourist destination, or to Cuenca, a dramatic town where houses seemingly dangle over a plunging gorge. Further west towards the border with Portugal is Extremadura, a region with green pastures and rolling hills, forests and fertile river valleys, as well as charming towns boasting stunning examples of Roman architecture. Elaborate palaces and manor houses are found in clusters throughout the region, built by conquistadors with gold from the New World.

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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