Visiting a Parador Nacional is an experience out of the ordinary.
If you have not done it yet, I recommend you do it at the first opportunity you have.
The invention of the Paradores Nacionales is a genius idea that makes of the whole Spain a much more attractive offer.
The first Parador dates from around 1920 and I think it’s in Gredos (Avila), a heavenly place 70 miles from Madrid.
The Paradores Nacionales were thought to attend the needs and wishes of the Spanish tourists who want to move around Spain knowing that in all the Paradores the service will be similar, that are usually in buildings with such an incredible history that invites not to leave to see what is arounfd the Parador for the quality of the services and the impressiveness of the building in which they are framed.
Living experiences like locals
We live a very special moment of international tourism and one of the things that foreigners look for is to live experiences as if they were local. That is what the Paradores Nacionales give. Only to live experiences as locals one can decide to come to make camping in our country, and of course one can live the experience as a local. Sleeping in the Paradores also means living the experience of the locals but obtaining it in a radically different way from that of the campsite.
For that reason it is a very good alternative for that foreigner who has come to Spain in other occasions, who by chance has found one of those wonders that we call Paradores and has been captivated by what they offer.
A Parador Nacional implies many things at the same time.
It implies that you are in a city or a place where there is something really extraordinary to visit.
It implies that they are usually in a building with a unique history, probably centuries. In Spain we have an incredible historical heritage. The Paradores put the icing on what one is visiting, wherever they are.
This network of hotels, some 100 throughout Spain are the result of a great idea of someone who thought that Spain had an extraordinary cultural heritage and that one of the smartest ways of preserving it was to make many old buildings (some are castles of many centuries ago ) luxury accommodations at a not excessive price.
The spirit of Indiana Jones
The Paradores are designed for those who have had the spirit of Indiana Jones in the past continue to have it as they are getting older, and getting a higher purchasing power and intend to play a little safe without losing that Indiana Jones spirit I was talking about.
If you were a foreigner and visited this country several times, you would be using it frequently. The Paradores have a great value for money and one, having visited one of their hotels, can estimate with certain precision the service they can receive in other establishments of the chain. The service in all its establishments can be very similar.
If you visit one of them I recommend that you ask for a booklet in which all the paradores that are in the country appear. That booklet shows some information of what is visitable in the area and the specific of that Parador in particular.
100 Paradores in Spain
As I said, there are about 100 Paradores scattered throughout the Hispanic geography. Any one you visit it will be an extraordinary experience, both outside and inside the establishment.
The Paradores are the places where one says … If the stones spoke….
Do not miss it on your next trip. The perception of what you can expect from this country will rise much more.
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