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Parador Hotel Siguenza

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Spain - Castile - Siguenza

Luxury four star hotel in a modernised twelfth century castle

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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.
Parador of Siguenza - restaurant
The lounge is the original dining room of the castle. This huge room dwarfs the furniture made to accommodate mere humans with many chandeliers overhead lighting the vast area. The walls are hung with banners and suits of armour are displayed.

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:
"Huevos fritos con migas y torreznos" fried eggs with savory fried bread crumbs and breaded bacon;
"Cabrito asado a la barrena" which is roasted young goat which has been locally produced;
"Medallones de solomillo al fino olorosa" being succulent pork cooked in a wine sauce;
and for dessert try the:
"Borrachitos seguntinos", a sweet pastry soaked in liqueur;
"Flores de Cabanillas which is a pastry dish shaped as a flower;
All can be accompanies by a "rosado" a rose wine from the Avila area.
Siguenza Parador - interior

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.
Parador Hotel de Siguenza - bedroom

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.
The Parador of Siguenza has sixty one twin bedded rooms, twelve rooms with a double bed, five single rooms, two suites and one easy access room.

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.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 115 kms and the nearest train station is 3 kms away.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Single room Standard Double w/ Canopy bed and Hydromassage Superior Suite
Jan and Feb
Nov and Dec
121151189189302
March to October131164205205328
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 Siguenza
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 Dale and Alison
2014-04-25 21:21:56
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.
Comment posted by Calverts
2012-10-20 09:08:51
This was our second visit to the Siguenza parador, and it was confirmed in our view as the most beautiful of all the paradors we've frequented. Our first visit was unfortunate - we'd just had two blow-outs (of tyress) within an hour, and we stank of sewage, having had to sit for about 2 hours beside the motorway in what looked like a little stream but wasn't, but the staff at the parador were as pleasant as ever, and we managed to get a good meal well after 11pm. That was last time - this time we had no problems with anything and were delighted with our room, food and view. Being towards the end of the summer we had a brilliantly beautiful sunset to look at from our balcony. Bliss!
Comment posted by Jean-Philippe CHLOUS
2012-09-18 18:16:08
We did stay at th Parador of Siguenza on August 4, 2012 on our way from Barcelona to Madrid. It was actually so marvelous and exceptional! Not only the people there were friendly and assiting all of our needs but in this middle age Castle so well maintained and decorated it was like a time machine. Large Rooms, quiet with large bed and modern bathrooms - small windows (that is a Medieval Castillo!) a real atmosphere! and you must go to the main restaurant, it is like if Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar would suddenly appear at the dorway! The City also is very nice, with an exceptional cathedral and romantic old streets. Good restaurant in the Parador, but also in the City: Cordero and Cabrito asado. Our favorites. We did enjoy very much!
Comment posted by G.M.F. Beukeveld
2012-06-19 18:11:28
We made a special Paradortrip through Spain,the first we visited was Sequenza. What a beautiful medieval castle, the patio and the terrace, it had all such a nice atmosphere. The room, the kingsize bed and bathroom, the balcony, everything was excellent. The dinner was tasteful and the service was also friendly and good. The second we visited was in Tortosa, also unbelieveble beautiful. The only complain is that there were too many stairs in the entry and you could only come to the elevator and in the restaurant by stairs, and that is for me, as a handicapt woman almost not do. We will not come back there.
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