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Parador® Alcaniz

Hotel La Concordia

Parador de Alcaniz, Alcaniz Parador

Spain - Teruel - Alcaniz

Formerly a 12th Century Castle housing the convent of the order of Calatrava in Teruel, Spain

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This four star Parador® is on the hill top of Cumbre de Cerro Pui-Pinos. It became the seat of the Order of Calatrava in 1179.
Restaurant at Parador Alcaniz - Spain

In earlier times the castle formed the natural defence of the town. The original keep, and bell tower - sacristy have been preserved and an area was converted to an Aragonese Palace in the 18th century.

A plaque in the Parador® Alcaniz shows that in 1410, Martin the Humane, who was king of Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia and Mallorca, died without an heir. The noblemen met to discuss the rights of the various Pretenders to the Throne.

Members of Parliament were also involved and took two years to come to a decision after consulting various Ambassadors, in particular those from Castile, France, Sicily and the Vatican. In 1412 agreement was reached and 'La Concordia' was signed with Fernando I becoming king of Aragon.  Hence the name of this Parador®.

This proved to be a wise choice, his descendents became some of the most famous names in Iberian history.

In 1728 Prince Philip converted part of the castle into his palace and this area became the Parador® in 1968.

The position of the castle dominates the landscape of the Maestrazgo region and has centuries old houses clustered at the foot of the hill.
Parador Alcaniz - interior
The Parador® of Alcaniz features a baroque facade and has gothic walls. The interior is decorated in soft red and green shades and liberal use is made of rich Spanish wood in the furniture and ceilings.

In the original rooms the ceilings are 12 foot high and the walls three feet thick. Some rooms have views over the old roofs to the terraced fields below and the river.

The dining room has a high beamed ceiling and a large fireplace that was needed in earlier times to keep the room warm in winter.

The restaurant of the Parador® group offers a mix of international and regional dishes and have a special gluten free menu. The regional specialties of this Parador® are : "Huevos a la Alcanizana", egg dish;
"Ternasco Asado", roast young lamb;
"Tortas de Alma y Almendrados", Almond tart;
Parador de Alcaniz Parador - bedroom The local wines of Somontano and Carinena are a perfect accompaniment for these dishes.

In the town of Alcaniz, the places to visit are the Excolegiata, the Gothic paintings in the Torre del Homenaje, the Medieval "Pasadizos" (corridors), the City Hall, and the Gothic "Lonja" (marketplace).

The International Aragon Festival is held in July and August.

The Alcaniz Parador® has twenty seven twin bedded rooms, seven double bed rooms, two bedrooms with sitting rooms and one easy access bedroom.

Each room has a telephone, television, TV canal plus, safe and mini bar. The Parador® is heated and has air conditioning, elevator, currency exchange, parking facilities (without security and limited places), garden, conference facilities, wireless internet, restaurant and bar.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 105 kms and train station is 105 kms away.

Pets are not allowed.

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No prepayment - No booking fees - Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty
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Golden Days 10% discount on accommodation and breakfast rate for guests aged 55 years or more
Young Persons 15% discount on accommodation, breakfast and menu for guests aged between 18 and 35 years old
2 Night Special 15% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador®


Parador® Alcaniz
Castillo Calatravos, s/n
44600 Alcaniz, Teruel
Latitude: 41° 2' 54.2034" N (41.048498570914504)
Longitude: 0° 7' 54.588" W (-0.13260841369628906)
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Distance in Kilometres
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Comment posted by Keith n Dee
What a lovely few days we spent at this Parador with the Marina Alta Classic Car Club. Wonderful views, lovely room, good food and service from the Parador Staff. Steeped in history and a joy to have experienced staying at this very special place. We look forward to taking in more of Spain staying at a Parador when we can.
Comment posted by Donna Green
We had just started on our Paradores journey and this one was an excellent start. Absolutely everything we thought a Parador was. We had a basic room reserved and we were offered an upgrade for a few euros to the 2 story apartment in the touret. Well worth the charge. Beautiful views from two large windows where we sat enjoying our drinks. The food was excellent. Looking forward to our next Parador.
Comment posted by nick Vanderborgh
We stayed just one night at Alcaniz, not long enough. The place is wondrous, an old mansion (castle). This stop was the first on our five-night card, a great deal. Our room was great. These Paradores have been operating for decades, and the bathroom, for example, is not like "modern" hotels. Think like a five star in 1970, everything you need, everything working perfectly. The room was excellent, the bed comfortable. The public spaces were unusually grand. The place is just set up for spending time in large, elegant public spaces. Obviously a design that played better before our addiction to TV and the internet. Breakfast was excellent. There were so many good things presented it was a real challenge to select. I wanted to eat everything, but of course that was not healthful or practical. But certainly good. The staff at Alcaniz was perfect. Everything we asked was instantly taken care of. And the entire hotel was spotless. This is one of those places that is really hard to leave. We are amazed about the value of these Paradores. We continue to think they are not only the best deal in Spain, the value for money is world-class.
Comment posted by Jerry Woods
We stayed at this Parador in April 2014 upon arrival we found the staff very pleasant and helpful especially as I have an 80 year old companion who is wheelchair bound and they went that extra yard to make our stay enjoyable. We found the food to be of the best quality and the restaurant staff were most attentive. The rooms were very comfortable and we had views over the town and surrounding countryside. Overall a very enjoyable experience

Luxury Parador® hotel in a twelth century castle in Alcaniz.