Spain has a lot of History on its back, and so it happens with some of its cities. We have selected some of the oldest cities in Spain for you to get to know a bit more about the country. The best part of it is the fact that you can discover these cities while staying at our exclusive Paradores hotels in those cities.
The city of Ávila has its origin in Roman times, when Spain was under the influence and power of the Roman Empire. This influence can be seen everywhere around the city: its mosaics, roads and streets. Its walls are the most representative symbol of the city and right there is where our impressive Parador de Ávila stays. This city is now a city of contrasts that combines history and modern lifestyle. You cannot miss it!
Parador de Ávila
In the north of Spain, there is one of the oldest and most beautiful coast cities of all. Its natural attractiveness is undeniable. It is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway: beaches, green surroundings and a charming maritime port. Do you know what else? The Parador de Gijón, an old mil with a beautiful pond and enchanting rooms is also in this old and wonderful northern city.
Parador de Gijón
The city of Cádiz was founded back in the XI B.C. So much history and so many civilizations has gone through it, leaving their influence behind them. In the past, it used to be a strategic site for trade activities as it is open to the sea and the ocean. Nowadays, its maritim port is still one of the most important ones in Spain. Discover the special charm of this city by staying at the Parador de Cádiz, placed so close to the beach and with the most luxurious and modern installations you have ever seen.
Parador de Cádiz
Another Andalusian city: Sevilla. It is said about Seville that it has “a special colour”. And it cannot be more right. This city is dated back to the VIII BC century, and its beauty is due to the combination of Roman and Arabic influences together with the contemporary art that has invaded it in the last decades. Around 30 kilometres far from this magical city, our Parador de Carmona awaits you to enjoy the best of an Andalusian getaway.
Parador de Carmona
The city of Málaga was known as Malaka or Malaca in the past. It was an important medieval coast city and it never lost that importance. In fact, it is the 2nd most popular city of Andalusia nowadays. It can be proud of having such an interesting history, a perfect climate as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the south. If you visit the city of Málaga, you can choose in between staying at the Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro or the Parador de Málaga Golf. Which one would you choose?
Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro
Parador de Málaga Golf
Last, but not least: Granada. This city has become a famouse site in Spain specially because of the Alhambra. Granada was founded in the VI BC century and the Arabic influenced can be appreciated almost everywhere around the city. Everyone loves Granada and its people, gastronomy, art and culture… and so you will do! As it has been said, the Alhambra is the most representative place in Granada and the most famous one worldwide. Do you know what? Our Parador de Granada is placed right in the Alhambra complex. Isn’t it great?
Parador de Granada
Discover Spain through some of the oldest cities of the country with Paradores :)