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Parador Alcaniz

Hotel La Concordia

Parador de Alcaniz, Alcaniz Parador

Spain - Teruel - Alcaniz

Formerly a 12th Century Castle housing the convent of the order of Calatrava in Teruel, Spain

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This three star Parador is on the hill top of Cumbre de Cerro Pui-Pinos. It became the seat of the Order of Calatrava in 1179.
Restaurant at Parador Alcaniz - Spain

In earlier times the castle formed the natural defence of the town. The original keep, and bell tower - sacristy have been preserved and an area was converted to an Aragonese Palace in the 18th century.

A plaque in the Parador Alcaniz shows that in 1410, Martin the Humane, who was king of Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia and Mallorca, died without an heir. The noblemen met to discuss the rights of the various Pretenders to the Throne.

Members of Parliament were also involved and took two years to come to a decision after consulting various Ambassadors, in particular those from Castile, France, Sicily and the Vatican. In 1412 agreement was reached and 'La Concordia' was signed with Fernando I becoming king of Aragon.  Hence the name of this Parador.

This proved to be a wise choice, his descendents became some of the most famous names in Iberian history.

In 1728 Prince Philip converted part of the castle into his palace and this area became the Parador in 1968.

The position of the castle dominates the landscape of the Maestrazgo region and has centuries old houses clustered at the foot of the hill.
Parador Alcaniz - interior
The Parador of Alcaniz features a baroque facade and has gothic walls. The interior is decorated in soft red and green shades and liberal use is made of rich Spanish wood in the furniture and ceilings.

In the original rooms the ceilings are 12 foot high and the walls three feet thick. Some rooms have views over the old roofs to the terraced fields below and the river.

The dining room has a high beamed ceiling and a large fireplace that was needed in earlier times to keep the room warm in winter.

The restaurants of the Parador group offer a mix of international and regional dishes.and have a special gluten free menu. The regional specialties of this Parador are : "Huevos a la Alcanizana", egg dish;
"Ternasco Asado", roast young lamb;
"Tortas de Alma y Almendrados", Almond tart;
Parador de Alcaniz Parador - bedroom The local wines of Somontano and Carinena are a perfect accompaniment for these dishes.

In the town of Alcaniz, the places to visit are the Excolegiata, the Gothic paintings in the Torre del Homenaje, the Medieval "Pasadizos" (corridors), the City Hall, and the Gothic "Lonja" (marketplace).

The International Aragon Festival is held in July and August.

The Alcaniz Parador has twenty seven twin bedded rooms, seven double bed rooms, two bedrooms with sitting rooms and one easy access bedroom.

Each room has a telephone, television, TV canal plus, safe and mini bar. The Parador is heated and has air conditioning, elevator, currency exchange, parking facilities (without security and limited places), garden, conference facilities, wireless internet, restaurant and bar.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 105 kms and train station is 105 kms away.

Pets are not allowed.

Parador Alcaniz will be closed from 3 January to 12 February 2015.

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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Standard Double special Double superior w/ facilities for disabled persons Double w/ Canopy bed Double w/ living room
Jan and Feb
Nov and Dec
158205205205300
March to October171222222222325
Breakfast 16 per person per day                 Lunch or Dinner 33 per person per day

Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include tax
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Directions
Parador Alcaniz
Castillo Calatravos, s/n
44600 Alcaniz, Teruel
Latitude: 41 2' 54.2034" N (41.048498570914504)
Longitude: 0 7' 54.588" W (-0.13260841369628906)
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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by nick Vanderborgh
2014-11-22 22:18:37
We stayed just one night at Alcaniz, not long enough. The place is wondrous, an old mansion (castle). This stop was the first on our five-night card, a great deal. Our room was great. These Paradores have been operating for decades, and the bathroom, for example, is not like "modern" hotels. Think like a five star in 1970, everything you need, everything working perfectly. The room was excellent, the bed comfortable. The public spaces were unusually grand. The place is just set up for spending time in large, elegant public spaces. Obviously a design that played better before our addiction to TV and the internet. Breakfast was excellent. There were so many good things presented it was a real challenge to select. I wanted to eat everything, but of course that was not healthful or practical. But certainly good. The staff at Alcaniz was perfect. Everything we asked was instantly taken care of. And the entire hotel was spotless. This is one of those places that is really hard to leave. We are amazed about the value of these Paradores. We continue to think they are not only the best deal in Spain, the value for money is world-class.
Comment posted by Jerry Woods
2014-06-27 11:36:39
We stayed at this Parador in April 2014 upon arrival we found the staff very pleasant and helpful especially as I have an 80 year old companion who is wheelchair bound and they went that extra yard to make our stay enjoyable. We found the food to be of the best quality and the restaurant staff were most attentive. The rooms were very comfortable and we had views over the town and surrounding countryside. Overall a very enjoyable experience
Comment posted by Pete
2014-04-29 22:17:42
This was one of our stops along the way and turned out to be our favorite place to stay. The staff was friendly, the meals were delicious and the views of the countryside and village from atop the hill were fantastic. Certainly one of the highlights of the trip!
Comment posted by Mike Rees + family
2013-10-20 15:02:49
Wanted somewhere special to stay on drive to Southern Spain for daughter's 18th birthday. Couldn't have picked a better place. Friendly staff, superb facility's, wonderful dining, including cake organised by email before the trip & perfect for the occasion. Walked around one night and had tapas in local bar- very pleasant. Superb location and easy to reach- you can see it on the hill from miles away. Will stay there again- maybe just the wife and I next time she loved it!
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