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The Parador of Granada is a small four star hotel in a fifteenth century convent which is part of the famous Palace of Alhambra

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This is Spain's most popular Parador and reservations usually have to be made months in advance.
Parador de Granada interior
The building is in the Alhambra, a series of palaces started in 1238 and added to by later Arab rulers.

The Parador Granada is part of a palace and mosque built between 1332 and 1354 which was later converted into a Franciscan convent with a charming tiled patio remaining from this conversion.

Part of the building was the former chapel where the kings of Spain were buried until their remains were moved to the Royal Chapel where they now lie.

The interior of the Parador merges the Arabic and Christian styles with classic furniture, several portraits, engravings, embroideries etc. The bedrooms are all different and offer views to the famous buildings that make up the remarkable Alhambra site.

The dining room has a coffered ceiling and serves local and international dishes. Meals can be taken on the terrace. There is a separate gluten free menu.

The specialties of the chef include:
"Gazpacho Andaluz" the cold soup of the region;
"Tortilla de Sacromonte" the local omelette which is served very lightly cooked;
"Pollo a la alpujarrena" which is a chicken dish suitable for garlic lovers only;
"Piononos de Santa Fe" a typical cake eaten as a dessert.
Granada Parador restaurant

In Granada, the cathedral is worth visiting. The "Capella Real", royal chapel, has the magnificent marble tombs of King Fedinand and his Queen, Isabella, their daughter Juana the Mad, and son in law, Philip the Fair. The sacristy has on display Ferdinand's sword and Isabel's crown and sceptre. King Fedinand was the Monarch who ended the occupation of Spain by the Moors.

The Albaicin neighbourhood is interesting. This used to be the Arab silk market but now is small streets with shops selling local handicrafts.

A very interesting day is to drive to the region of La Alpujarra and visit its villages. These include Lanjaron which has a famous spa, then Carataunas followed by Trevelez which is the highest village in Spain.

Various religious and cultural festivals take place in Granada: Easter and Corpus Christi when there are processions through the streets;
The International Music and Dance Festival takes place in late June and early July;
The festival of the Cross is held on May 3;
The International Jazz Festival which takes place in November;
For an evening that is different, attend one of the gipsy parties which takes place in the caves of Sacromonte.
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In winter there is skiing in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park which can be seen across the valley from the Alhambra.

The Granada Parador has twenty five twin bedded rooms, ten rooms with a double bed and five suites all with private bathroom.

In the rooms there is a telephone, TV canal plus, hair dryer, safe, free internet access, mini bar, kettle and air conditioning.

The building has air conditioning and central heating, parking facilities (without security and limited places), piped music, free wireless internet, currency exchange, satellite television, garden, restaurant and bar. Facilities to hold a meeting are available.

Pets are not allowed in the Parador.

The larger Alhambra Palace Hotel is a nearby alternative. The Parador has very limited dates available due to its small size.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 15 kms, train station is 4 kms away and the nearest port is 127 kms away.

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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Standard Superior Double w/ living room
All Year
336366632
Breakfast 20 per person per day               Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day

Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include tax
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
2 Night Special Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador
Young Persons Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 30 years or less

 

Directions
Parador Granada
Real de la Alhambra, s/n
18009 Granada
Latitude: 37 10' 32.5914" N (37.17607743579348)
Longitude: 3 35' 16.764" W (-3.5883235931396484)
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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Don Davis
2014-04-08 15:28:47
We had such a great time at the Parador! Our room was very nice, and always maintained properly during our 4 night stay. The history and location of the Parador are so unique and impressive that it is truly a must visit hotel/museum. Also, the service at the front desk ranks as high as any I have experienced. The concierge's advice on restaurants was outstanding, steering us to where the Spanish eat (Diamantes and Bodega Castaneda).
Comment posted by Gunnar Godoe
2014-02-11 21:28:39
Parador Granada var en fantastisk opplevelse som anbefales ! Fantastisk beliggenhet, god mat og ypperlig service.
Comment posted by James Wilbert Johnson
2014-02-11 18:45:07
Very relaxing and the information about King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella enabled us to visit their coffins in the cathedral.
Comment posted by Nils Tangeland
2014-01-13 21:36:16
We stayed at this parador for one night in October 2013. We where very pleased With the way the staff welcomed us. and made Our stay a very memorable one. Our room was exelent, very quiet, and tastefully equiped. The restaurant were exelent, and we loved wandering around the grounds after dinner. Staying inside this amazing world heritage site was an unforgettable experience.
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Parador of Granada is a luxury hotel in a fifteenth century convent which is part of the famous Palace of Alhambra overlooking the city of Granada in Spain



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