The little-known Mirador is one of the highlights of Spain's forgotten region – a secret stretch of the country's Mediterranean coast. ... In Tortosa, I stayed in the crumbling Gothic castle that's now a state-run parador hotel overlooking the old town.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Parador hotel chain will lay off 350 staff, unions said on Thursday, adding an enduring symbol of a still robust tourism industry to the list of victims of the country's economic crisis. The iconic but loss-making chain.
MADRID – Employees of Spain's premium hotel chain Parador, a state-run group that uses castles, monasteries and palaces, are holding a two-day strike to protest job cuts and possible closures. The Parador hotels group, which started in 1928, says a drop.
We have tea in the oldest hotel in the world, the famed Parador of Santiago, and I am enthralled by its tranquillity and sheer luxury. Next in our week-long itinerary is Gijon in Asturias, which is blessed with a huge and beautiful beach. My excursion.
The Trip to Spain sees the pair travel across Spain enjoying culinary experiences (and trying their hand at a few impressions along the way). They're also introduced to one of Spain's best-kept hotel secrets: the parador – luxury accommodation in.
“Es lo que hay. It is what there is,” remarked Sebastián philosophically, with a movement of the hand that said “just take a look around you”. I could see his point. In the landscape surrounding the farm where he was working (and I was taking a post.
Treat yourself to a stay in the Hostal de San Marcos, a splendid Parador (government-run historic hotel ) that was originally the western HQ for the Military Order of St James (00 34 987 23 73 00; parador .es). Doubles from €104, b&b. You could walk in.
There are 900 years of history to soak up at Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, a former abbey in the wine-producing area of Ribera del Duero in Valladolid, north of Madrid . It is now one of the most luxurious hotels in Spain , a place where calmness washes.
Like any self-respecting 16th-century nunnery, the Convent of San Pablo in Cuenca, 100 miles southeast of Madrid ... It’s a historic parador, a “stopping place.” These days, it’s also a luxury hotel. Spain has hundreds of important medieval.
In 1770, the king ordered the construction of Casa de los Infantes close to his summer palace – improbably named La Granja (the farm) – in the magnificent Sierra de Guadarrama mountains, today just over an hour's drive from Madrid . The house created.
Install yourself in Hotel Niza (doubles from €85 room only) and take a walk along the seafront to the Peine del Viento (Comb of the Wind), a sculpture by local artist Eduardo Chillida. There's an .... At the time there was only one major road to it.
Madrid is the vibrant center of my social life, where I spend most of my time when in Spain . There, I seamlessly balance business and ... I usually escape to Hotel Las Arenas or El Parador del Saler for a couple of days. Of course food is my a guilty.
With the highest ratio of Michelin stars per capita in the world, Spain's northern Basque region is the country's foodie mecca. Little wonder then that Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan started their culinary trip here, tucking into seafood at Txoko, grazing.
The traveller, slipping southward in Spain , can feel as if they have landed inside a jewel box of elegantly shabby cities and towns, grand buildings now overgrown with fig trees and broom, lanes lined with cistus, and hoardings centuries-thick with.
That’s only the beginning of what this northern Spain region offers any ... Regular bus and train service from Madrid is available to provinces throughout the region. CASTILLA TERMAL MONASTERIO DE VALBUENA HOTEL & SPA In the heart of the DO, this 5.