Parador Hotel Siguenza
The original castle was built in the fifth century and strengthened by the Moors in 712. In 1123 it was retaken by Fernando I and El Cid and was converted into a Bishop's Palace.
In the late 1800's it fell into disuse and after a restoration which
begun in 1964 it opened as a Parador twelve years later.
Traditional Castilian furniture is found in the spacious, welcoming bedrooms some of which have four poster beds and a terrace. The views from the terrace may be over the red roofs of the town to the hills beyond or into paved the inner courtyard with it's fountain and well.
The restaurant windows look out over the farming land surrounding the castle. Local dishes are on the menu as are international dishes. There is a special gluten free menu.
The menu includes the following dishes which are worth sampling:
In Siguenza, the cathedral is worth a visit. Look for the tomb of Martin de Arce who was a page of Queen Isabella and killed in a battle at Granada. The fifteenth century statue of him reading a book that is above his tomb was commissioned by the Queen. It is called "El Doncel" which translates as 'page' or even as 'young virgin' but here is thought to mean 'beautiful delicate young person'.
The church Museum has two good works by El Greco and Zurbaran and a visit should also be made to the sacristy to see the ceiling.
Other places to visit locally are the Roman salt mines of Imon, the
Roman Arch and the Collegial Church in Medinaceli and the Monastery of
Santa Maria de la Huerta.
In Siguenza, the traditional festival of San Vicente are held on 22 January. Nearby Atienza has the famous "Caballada" (Festival of Horses) every Pentecost Sunday. Hita holds a Medieval Festival of Hita during the first weekend of July.
There are many game reserves to be found in the rural environment which
surrounds the Siguenza Parador.
All the rooms have a private bathroom, a telephone, satellite television, TV canal plus, a safe and a mini bar.
The Parador Siguenza has air conditioning and heating, gift shop, currency exchange, lift, free internet access in communal areas, piped music, satellite television, garden, restaurant, bar and meeting rooms. There are facilities for the disabled.
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Plaza del Castillo, s/n
19250 Siguenza, Guadalajara
Latitude: 41° 3' 52.599" N (41.06450100707386)
Longitude: 2° 38' 28.9206" W (-2.6413321495056152)
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|Comment posted by Donna Green|
|This is our 5th Parador on our travels. One of our best. Our room was lovely with a view into the courtyard. Lovely place to sit and enjoy a snack. Easy to walk into town but not much to see, other than of course the lovely architecture. The enormous lounge next to the restaurant is one of the most beautiful spaces I have ever seen. Really need to grab a book and sit for awhile. Overall one of our top Paradores.|
|Comment posted by Mr & Mrs Danelon|
|We stayed very well in Parador, unfortunally for one night only. Particularly we appreciated the building, the fornitures and generally the atmosphere of .... a middleaged castle. Also best compliments for breakfast|
|Comment posted by Mr & Mrs Tymkow|
|We stayed at this Parador by chance as it tied in with our route. It was really good. Wonderful and unusual building to house a hotel set in a beautiful unspoilt small town. We have tried other Paradores but none so far compare to this one.|
|Comment posted by Dale and Alison|
|We stayed in two Paradores - one in Alcaniz on our road trip to Barcelona and at this lovely castle hotel on our trip back to Madrid for our flight home. We were so impressed with both that we are planning a trip back to Spain with friends from the UK who have not traveled to this part of Spain. We have nothing but superlatives for all the staff at both hotels. Siguenza is just stunning and the town is lovely. We will return and take a tour of the Catholic Cathedral downtown. It closed just as we took our walking tour. On a scale of 5 the Siguenza is a 5+. Alison and I have traveled in Europe a lot but staying here was the top experience of our travels. We live in Iowa and love it here but we long to return to Espana.|
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Parador de Siguenza is a hotel in a modernised twelfth century castle.