Hotel Duques de Cardona
It is an impressive ninth century fortress which dominates the valley of the river Cardoner.
The Parador of Cardona sits on top of a hill. In 986 A.D. it was decreed that the
local population could have salt every Thursday in return for one days
work a week maintaining the fortifications.
Within the castle is the church of San Vicente which was built in 981 and enlarged 40 years later.
The 2nd century Minyona tower is reputedly have been the prison of Adeles,
the daughter of the Duke of Cardona, who was held by her brothers after
falling in love with a leader of the Moors and had converted to his religion,
She was only incarcerated for a year before she died.
There are numerous decorations in keeping with the surroundings. The furniture is of medieval designs but with modern comfort being important in the design.. Walls are decorated with tapestries and wrought iron torch holders.
The Cardona Parador has forty two twin bedded rooms, five double, two single
bedrooms, three suites and two duplex. All bedrooms have private bathroom, telephone, satellite television, safe and mini-bar.
Many of the rooms have old four poster beds and splendid views.
The facilities include a bar, air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, lift, satellite TV, a gift shop, gymnasium and sauna.
The Parador has conference facilities.
The Parador Cardona has a medieval restaurant which brings images of the ducal
feasts held within the castle. The chef specialises in Catalan cooking
and some of his specialties are:
"Butifarra con mongetes" is local Catalan sausage with beans;
It was extensively damaged during the Spanish Civil war of 1936-39 but was restored and opened as a Parador in 1976.
From the Parador, the Roman Bridge crossing the river can be seen. In former towns it was a road much used by the early Christian pilgrims.
Cardona Annual Festival takes place in the second Saturday in September.
On a clear day it is possible to see fifty kilometres to the strange
serrated hills on which the Monserrat monastery stands. If visiting, enquire
of the times that the "Escolania" is singing. This is one of Europe's most
famous boy's choirs.
The Parador will be closed from 19 January to 28 February 2014 (inclusive).
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Rates in Euros
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|March to October||213||302||302|
|Breakfast included in room rate Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include general taxes**
**Catalonia Region imposes an extra tax of 1 Euro pppn, upto a maximum of 7 nights, for those over 16 years
General terms and conditions
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|Golden Days||Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 55 years or more|
|Young Persons||Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 30 years or less|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room inc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador|
|Reopening offer||Reopening offer, rooms at 65 euros per night from the reopening date until 31 May 2014|
Castell de Cardona, s/n
08261 Cardona, Barcelona
Latitude: 41° 54' 51.5448" N (41.914441504522166)
Longitude: 1° 41' 8.34" E (1.6856718063354492)
|La Seu d'Urgell||100||North|
|Information on Cardona|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by Sarah Murray|
|Location is Fantastic! The decor. Is amazing. However we were given a very rushed check in/ no one asked how our journey had been...we had been involved in the accident 6km from the parador...the manager never even enquired how we were. The room was fine but as we were the only people staying that evening...why were we put in the room directly above where workmen were working early the next day. Also we were stuck in the lift ..after reporting in to reception on arrival....the lifer broke down and we stuck in it for 7mins! Again no one was in any way apologetic!....the lady on reception when I was paying the bill when we were leaving did'nt lift her head to say hello when zi came into the reception. Dining/bar staff exceptional...reception staff need to improve their front of house skills.|
|Comment posted by Oeyvind Soefteland|
|September 2013 we stayed one night at this Parador. We are overall very satisfied with our stay. The location and atmosphere of this Parador is magnificent! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room and bathroom was spacious, very nice, and silent. The kitchen was excellent, serving delicious dinner and breakfast. We would like to recommend this Parador!|
|Comment posted by Ricardo Gimenez|
|une halte au chateau de Cardona Nous sommes avons passé une nuit au parador de cardona, étape sur la route des vacances en route vers Peniscola. Nous sommes arrivés par la traversée des Pyrénées, ce qui nous a valu de très beau paysage. et l'approche de Cardonna était splendide avec le Chateau Parador en point de mire. nous avons eu quelques difficultés en arrivant au parador, le parking d’accueil est vraiment ridicule. la réception a été impeccable, cependant nous regretterons le petit sourire qui n'aurait pas été de trop. Donc réception un peu trop austère à notre gout, mais certains préfèrent. les chambres sont agréables : avec pour la première une vue sympathique sur la cour intérieure ou nous avons assisté de notre fenêtre aux photos d'un mariage ensoleillé. la deuxième chambre donnait sur un grand paysage que les excavations très visible d'une carrière gâchaient incontestablement. par contre les fauteuils devraient passés au rafraîchissement, leur toile sont en assez mauvais état, ce qui gâche le plaisir des yeux du reste de la chambre. la salle de bain est très propre très belle et bien agencée. Nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de croiser le personnel de chambre, car nous ne sommes resté qu'une nuit. Nous avons ensuite profité de la terrasse du bar du château pour nous désaltérer et profiter d'une très belle vue à 360° du haut de la tour Au restaurant : la salle est très belle sous ses ogives moyenâgeuses, les tables sont dressées avec gout, le service est agréable, l'attente entre les plats est correcte, le repas est finement préparé et goûteux. la nuit de sommeil s'est déroulée sans le moindre bruit. le petit déjeuner aura été copieux avec un choix important. c'était notre premier Parador, nous ne sommes pas déçu et nous recommencerons surement l'aventure. pour conclure : superbe site , accueil impeccable, qualité des repas au rendez vous, calme , mais quelques remises en état seraient nécessaires dans les chambres. Nous vous conseillons ce Parador !|
|Comment posted by Hans & Harma Muijser|
|We stayed one night in september 2013 in this Parador. We visited many Pardores in the past years, this one certainly belongs to the top in our opinion Staff is very polite, friendly and helpful. Kitchen was very good, we had the special menu for 38€ (inclusive wine, water, coffee, bread) which was a very good price/quality.|
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Parador of Cardona, a hotel in a ninth century castle in Catalonia, Spain.