4 of the Best Paradores in Spain

If you’re travelling through Spain and want an incredible hotel stay, you can’t go wrong by choosing one of the many paradores in the country. A parador is essentially a type of luxury hotel, usually located in gorgeous places like historic cities, and are converted monasteries, castles, and other monuments. They will usually cost you the same as a five-star hotel, but are well worth it! Here are four of the best paradores in Spain.

Parador de Lerma – Lerma

Overlooking a beautiful plaza, the Parador de Lerma has generously sized rooms and a central courtyard that is just lovely. There’s also a restaurant and other areas surrounding the courtyard, and all rooms have a great view of the countryside below. Originally a ducal palace, you’ll find the Palador de Lerma on the way to Madrid from Bilbao.

Parador Nacional Castell de la Suda – Tortosa

If you can only splash out on one luxury hotel, make it this one! The Parador Nacional Castell de la Suda is the highest point in Tortosa, and it overlooks the Ebre valley. Apart from amazing views, you’ll also be transported back to medieval times thanks to the features the hotel kept when it was converted. There’s also a great restaurant, making this our can’t miss parador!

Parador Carlos V – Jarandilla

Formally an imperial palace, Parador Carlos V is simply majestic and can be found in Extremadura’s Vera valley. Furnished with period pieces, there’s also a courtyard fringed by palm trees, a restaurant that is known for its Extremeño cuisine, and in the summer an open-air pool.

Hostal dos Reis Católicos – Santiago de Compostela

Hostal dos Reis Católicos was a hospital in the fifteenth century and is thought to be the world’s oldest hotel. Large luxurious rooms surround four peaceful courtyards, and you’ll also find a bar and two restaurants as well. This parador is definitely worth the price, and you can get good deals for longer stays.

When you’re planning a trip to Spain and want to stay somewhere more exciting than the usual places, you can’t go wrong with any of the amazing paradores scattered around the country. Transport yourself back in time by staying in the historic churches, fortresses and other buildings that make up Spain’s unique paradores.

Georgia Europe Wine Tours – Great Places To See In Georgia

Georgia in Europe’s winemaking has the oldest history in the world that dates back to about 6000 BC. Georgia today still make wines the same way as they did 8000 years ago and this by grape fermentation placed in clay pots and then burying them underground to keep the temperatures stable.

If you are interested in wines and love to travel, here are some great places to visit in Georgia


Baia’s Winery

Baia is a top female entrepreneur in Georgia that focuses on bespoke small batch qveri wines. Its winery focuses on 100% organic processes. Because of its production cost of international certification, it is almost difficult for such independent wineries to get certification. Visiting this winery which is near Kutaisi will let you discover this organic methodology.


Khareba Wine Tunnel

Khareba located near Telavi is one of the biggest wine producers in the country. When you visit the place, you will be able to see and look around the 7 km wine tunnel and even take pictures. You can even see the Chacha room in action where they make Georgian grappa. Above the vineyard is a full-service restaurant where you can find an amazing view of the valley.


Numisi Cellar Museum

The Numisi wine cellar is also near Telavi and has a unique looking museum. The wine they offer is also pretty good which has a homestyle type of taste common in Georgian wineries. Instead of being placed in a premium bottle, the wine is in a jug where you can even order a ½ litre jug of both red and white wine.