Parador de Teruel
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- Twin rooms (42)
- Double rooms (12)
- Room with living room (4)
- Capacity (124)
- Conference room
- Central heating
- Ambiance music
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- Tennis court
- Swimming pool
- Airport (165km)
- Station (2km)
- Port (150km)
- EV Charging Station
Parador de Teruel - Mudéjar-inspired Palace (3*)
Northwest of Valencia up in the mountains you will find the Parador de Teruel. The Parador is a former palace, but not at all in a stately sense as it feels much more like a welcoming royal country house with its picturesque surroundings, well-manicured lawns with pretty tables and an enchanting garden.
The Parador de Teruel is a beautiful building which is true to its heritage with medieval architecture easily recognisable by the arching windows and majestic entrance. Stepping into the Parador you are greeted by light and airy spaces which offer a refreshing ambiance, but which also feature tasteful ornate decoration ensuring that the building does not lose any of its original charm.
This Parador boasts a spectacular garden, which is very much like a private park, complete with lampposts. Imagine meandering along pathways framed by trees creating a magical atmosphere. The gardens are ideally located so that they can be enjoyed from the comfort of the shaded restaurant terrace whilst enjoying an evening meal.
Teruel’s Parador also features a substantial indoor communal area where you can relax with a drink after a busy day exploring the beautiful city centre. Bedrooms follow the light and airy theme and there are a number of rooms with balconies overlooking the impressive countryside.
The Parador also has an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts for the more energetic guest.
Please note the Parador now has facilities for charging electric vehicles, the cost of which is payable locally.
- Be sure to try some of Teruel’s famous ham during your stay, a source of pride for the city, it is one the best in Spain.
A short half hour stroll or a six minute drive away from the Parador you will find the city of Teruel. The city is steeped in history and famous for being the site of one of the most severe of the Spanish Civil War. In fact the number of historic monuments in the city has resulted in it achieving UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Teruel is a city best explored on foot where you can truly appreciate the beauty of buildings and the area’s fascinating history. Here you will find the origins of Teruel’s Mudejar influences in the shape of the 12th century Cathedral, which was constructed on the site of a previous standing church. It is worth a visit inside to peruse the square tower and fascinating Mudejar-style ceiling.
There is an unmistakable romantic air to Teruel, and it is no coincidence that it is known as the ‘Lovers City’. Teruel was the site of the tragic tale of Isabel and Diego, two lovers from the 13th century who died due to an impossible love affair. The mausoleum, which houses their sarcophagi still joined by clutching marble hands, receives thousands of visitors and each Valentine’s Day the city dresses in medieval style to commemorate this tragic love story.
Looking across Teruel’s skyline you will see the collection of Mudejar towers including the San Salvador tower, the San Martín church tower and the San Pedro tower, the last of which is the oldest having stood watch over the city since 1238. The towers all have common features including a brick façade, ceramic detailing and double arches revealing their historical connections to one another.
Another fascinating monument dominating Teruel’s skyline is the aqueduct arches, a 16th century build traversing the ravine which connects one side of the city to the other. Journeying out of the historic part of Teruel will lead you to the modern part of the city which encompasses the Fueros de Aragón Park and the modern Congress Centre.
Teruel is the ideal base for exploring nearby Albarricin, a magical town which is the former capital of a Moorish kingdom. The town has preserved all of the original Moorish influences with structures dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, it is certainly worth a visit to immerse yourself in a truly medieval experience.
Click here for Lorna Robert's expert view on this Parador as she journeys through Aragon.
Parador's 'Gastrobar' concept
Extensive lunch and dinner menus are served in the new 'Gastrobar', which offers a range of meal options from light snacks to 3 course dinners in an informal but well serviced environment. We hope you enjoy this new experience.
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 10.30 from monday to friday, from 8.00 to 11.00 on saturday and sunday. Dinner is served from 20.30 to 23.00.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.30 and still enjoy a meal.
In the restaurant guests are invited to try local dishes such as Migas a la Pastora (fried breadcrumbs with seasoned pork sausage), Chilindrones de Ternasco (lamb cooked with pepper, onion and ham) and Suspiros de Amantes (a soft cheese and egg dessert).
The opening dates for the outdoor swimming pools are yet to be confirmed for 2019 but are expected to be in line with this years date (15 June until 15 September 2018)
Please note the opening and closing dates will depend on the weather and availability of lifeguards.
How to get there
Some 2 km from the centre of the city, from the splendid Mudejar towers and the Cathedral, it is 35 km from Albarracín, 40 km from Mora de Rubielos and 162 km from Alcañiz. The Parador is located next to the N-234 Sagunto-Burgos road, at kilometre 124.
Cuenca - 153km
Alcaniz - 162km
El Saler - 163km
Siguenza - 185km
Valencia Airport - 160km
Region & Cuisine
Aragon, which comprises the provinces of Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza in located in north east Spain sitting on theFrench border. Northern Aragon is blanketed by the raw mountain peaks of the Pyrenees, the highest and, for many, most beautiful section of the mighty mountain range – a rare delight for the eyes and a massive natural adventure playground with not only Spain's finest hiking and climbing but also much of its best skiing, canyoning, rafting and paragliding opportunities.
Besides the Pyrenees, Aragón is dotted with natural parks, forests and swathes of countryside. These include Moncayo Natural Park; world heritage-listed Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park, known for its birds of prey; and the Valles Occidentales Natural Park, with its many rivers and a vast lake. Enjoy walking around lovely old mountain villages, ruined castles and provincial towns, contrasting with several modern resorts and the city of Zaragoza.
Further south, various other sierra ranges keep the topography varied, while the Ebro River, Spain’s second longest river, runs across the entire region.
Aragon is famous for its morcilla, a blood sausage which includes rice and pine nuts and is used in many hearty Argaonese dishes. Fresh trout, crayfish and cod are served in many different ways and a popular dish is Bacalao al Ajoarriero, salt cod flavoured with garlic, parsley and dried red peppers.
The green Aragonese plains are fertile so you will find many vegetable gardens and fruit orchards growing apples, cherries and peaches. Desserts are well spiced and for festive occasions candied fruits and marzipan are served.
One of the most characteristic dishes of Aragonese cuisine is roast lamb, known as ternasco, which is usually served with potatoes and little seasoning, relying on the meat’s good quality and juices to provide flavour.
Some of the region’s most well-known products include ham (jamón) from Teruel, olive oil from Empeltre, Arbequina olives, sweet varieties of onion, and unusual vegetables such as borage and globe artichoke.
Sweet Aragonese specialities are the guirlache (a type of nougat), Frutas de Aragon, also called Delicias de Aragon (a confit of fruit covered in chocolate) and Espanoletas (a type of local biscuit).
The best-known wines of Aragon are those from Carinena, Somontano (Huesca), Calatayud and Campo de Borja.
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.