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Parador Hotel Chinchon

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Luxury four star hotel using the renovated buildings of a seventeenth century Augustinian convent

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The Parador of Chinchon is in the buildings of the former monastery of St. Mary of Paradise. This function ceased with the dissolution of the monasteries and the building was used as a prison before becoming a courthouse.
Swimming pool at Parador de Chinchon
The Parador forms part of the famous "Plaza Mayor", the large square which is closed on Saturdays in summer to hold a bull fight. The spectators watch from the galleries that surround the square.

Its earlier claim to fame is that Felipe V was proclaimed King of Spain in the square at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession.

The building was extensively restored and converted for its present use over a period of ten years and opened as a Parador in 1982.

Inside the Chinchon Parador, the visitor is reminded of the wealth, good eating and gracious living of the monasteries of the period that they were constructed. Very different to poverty and abstinence that is today associated with monastic life.

When the building was converted the old cloisters were enclosed in glass looking onto a courtyard with a fountain and shrubs. roses and privets.

The interior walls are decorated with Renaissance murals, magnificent tapestries and classical furniture in the Castile style. Parador de Chinchon interior
The bedrooms are pleasant and spacious with windows looking out onto the gardens.

The Parador restaurant features old Spanish tiles an the lower portions of the walls. Beside International cuisine, local dishes feature strongly on the menu.

The recommended dishes are:

"Sopa de ajo" a soup for lovers of garlic;
"Solomillo a la mostaza de hiervas verdes" which is a steak cooked in a herb sauce and flavoured with mustard;
"El cochinillo" being delicious roasted suckling pig;

There is also an attractive children's menu and a gluten free menu.


When not being used for bullfights, Plaza Grand is a very pleasant square with pavement cafes where many people drink the locally produce aniseed aperitif.

The square is dominated by the parish church where the brother of Goya was the Parish Priest and it is believed that the altar was decorated by the great artist.
Parador Chinchon bedroom

Although most, outside of Spain, think that they have never heard of the town, a version is internationally known. In the 17th century the Count of Chinchon was the viceroy of Peru. His wife became ill and was treated by a local doctor with the bark of a tree. She brought this amazing medicine back to Europe where it was named after her. We now know it as quinine.

The Parador Chinchon with its peace and the charming town make it a delightful place to stay rather than the modern hotels and the noise of nearby Madrid.

The Parador has twenty eight twin bedded rooms, eight double rooms, two easy access bedrooms, and two suites all having a private bathroom.

All the rooms also have a telephone, satellite television, safe, air conditioning and a mini bar.

The building has air conditioning and central heating, garage and parking facilities (without security and limited places), wireless internet, conference room, currency exchange, satellite television, lift, restaurant and bar. In the gardens there is a seasonal swimming pool.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 55 kms and the nearest train station is 21 kms away.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

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Parador Chinchon
Calle de Los Huertos, 1
28370 Chinchon, Madrid
Latitude: 40 8' 22.3794" N (40.1394005421006)
Longitude: 3 25' 22.7634" W (-3.423711061477661)
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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Celia Atherton
2016-10-28 09:11:51
This was our first Parador in a small tour this summer. We arrived late and were greeted warmly. The building is wonderful, and the staff really helpful. The setting beside the Plaza Mayor is fantastic. A brilliant town and Parador to match.
Comment posted by Linda Kearns
2015-10-21 20:39:00
Just returned from a stay in parador Chinchon. Our first stay in a Parador. Could not fault the hotel, the staff from the reception the waiting and cleaning were excellent. The attention to us as guests was one of the best I have had. The building and setting was just perfect. Will use more Paradors in the future.
Comment posted by Ashley Balls
2015-07-19 05:06:21
My Wife and I have recently spent 2+ weeks touring central Spain staying at Paradores. Chinchon was the highlight of our trip from the moment we arrived. The standard of care was exemplary from the greeting at reception, the quality of the room, the attention of staff and management, the bar, restaurant and garden. The condition of the buildings was fantastic - we were personally shown around by the manager who seemed to be everywhere. The food was excellent and all the staff we dealt with were helpful and obliging. The total 'package' made for a very enjoyable stay. This Parador is one of the better managed hotels I have stayed in anywhere.We will be back - in a few weeks we hope as we are moving to Spain. Ashley
Comment posted by Alan Wilding
2015-04-26 06:51:26
A wonderful Parador. high-quality accommodation, friendly welcome. superb breakfasts, all set in an immensely attractive small town. Highly recommended.
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Parador hotel of Chinchon is in the renovated buildings of a seventeenth century convent.



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