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Palaces and pilgrim hostels.
Accommodation facilities in Extremadura.
It is common knowledge that it is hard to find appropriate accommodation for the holidays, and unfortunately in this regard Extremadura is not an exception. This is no different in finding the best apartments Barcelona has to offer. The process of selection can sometimes be hard most especially if you are comparing two equally beautiful and amazing holiday rentals. Isn't it a torture to have to decide between Guadalupe, a small mountain village located near a World Heritage Site, the valley of cherries or a hotel in the immediate vicinity of a dreamy lake?
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The story of the Paradores began in the 1920s. It was the commissioner for tourism of the former Spanish king Alfonso the 8th who proposed setting up hotels in countrified regions of Spain. The project aimed to attract tourists to less visited regions. The first Parador´s opening in 1928 was a success that has never ended.

The reason for this success resides in the nature of the buildings in which the Paradores are established. The Parador de Zafra in the south of Extremadura is based within the majestic walls of a fortress dating from the 15th century. The castle that shelters the Parador of Plasencia in the north of Extremadura was also built in the same century. The Parador de Guadalupe stands directly in front of the distinguished Monastery, a World Heritage Site. This manorial and spacious edifice used to be a hospital in the 15th century and was converted later into a Latin school. Some of the seven Paradores de Extremadura are located in ancient convents from the late Middle Ages. The most recent building is the Parador of Merida, which was built in the 18th century and is strategically situated in the inner city.

The Paradores, which simply means “accommodation”, are luxurious and exceptionally roomy. That is an essential aspect of three or four star hotels, because they are particularly proud to count among their guests not only millionaires but also regular tourists thanks to their very reasonable prices.
Anyone who wants to avoid being spoilt for choice can opt to stay in one of the several beautiful holiday accommodations that are available everywhere in the villages and small cities. During the Holy Week we recommend renting a Casa Rural in any village, from which you can follow at close range the festivities taking place everywhere. It is also worth it to observe the cherry blossom in Valle del Jerte from the guest house and to attend the thanksgiving ceremony in the villages of the valley. Water sport enthusiasts can book a holiday home near the Alange or Alcantara Lake and indulge in their passion all day. They can go sailing, surfing, fishing, swimming or simply lie in the sun.

For Pilgrims of the St. James’ Way there are pilgrim hostels across the whole country to welcome them. The atmosphere in these hostels is so wonderful that it makes them forget their exacting march. Guests of the Molino de Pancaliente in Melida just need to walk behind the house to reach the large and shady sunbathing area at the Guadiana’s riverside where they can relax. To reach Hervas in the north you have to walk along the rail track because the cosy and stylishly furnished hostel used to be a train station.

For camping lovers there are many easy to reach, clean and well-maintained places throughout the region. In Merida and Caceres the motor camps are situated near the inner city. The camp at Malpartida de Plasencia is a real jewel. It is located within a magnificently old and undulating holm oak grove. This is Extremadura in all its splendour.
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Things to do before you travel to Spain
Extremadura’s Highlights| Art, Culture and popular Feats | Need a little bit Nature? | Extremadura’s Past | Extremadura, a country of savourers
A gift from the Gods The ancient Roman world in Extremadura | DThe vultures of Salto del Gitano. Natural and National Parks in Extremadura | Slowing down one’s Life The Felicity of Pilgrimage on the Silver Way through Extremadura | Guadiana’s good Wines Extremadura’s Wines and Gastronomy | What happens in Merida and Caceres, stays in Merida and Caceres Feasts and Festivals in Extremadura | Speaking like an Extremenian Spanish Courses in Extremadura | Putting near an Oak Tree Golf Courses and Wellness Offers in Extremadura | Over Hill and Dale. Hiking and Cycling in Extremadura | Flying through the air Ornithology in Extremadura | On the Fishing Path Angling in Extremadura | Canoeing in the town Rivers, Extremadura’s living arms | Palaces and pilgrim hostels Accommodation facilities in Extremadura | Farmers and Saints Religious tradition in Extremadura | Pork deluxe. The Iberian Pork of Extremadura | Do you know a better place to visit? Caceres has applied to be Europe’s Capital of Culture. | More than a word Sustainability and sustainable policy in Extremadura | The same sun is shining over all of us The odd fate of the small village Granadilla | They just call it “the line” Historical facts about the borderland between Spain and Portugal | Wandering through the Passage of Life The last Way of Emperor Charles V | The true life of the sword bearers Orders of knights in Extremadura | Jewish heritage must be preserved: Spanish Inquisition and its impact in Extremadura | The right behaviour in time of crisis. Learning from the Tartessos of Cancho Roano | Blossomy Treasures. Orchids in Extremadura. | The Wonder of Almendralejo Travelling Extremadura along the “wine trail” | Still moving Cheese and Sheep from Extremadura | Facing the enemies Castle complexes in Extremadura | The Holy Place of GuadalupeThe Monastery of Guadalupe and the Miraculous Image of the Virgin Mary | The short Trial between Jesus and Pilate Museums in Extremadura | Straightforward across the steppe Motorbiking in Extremadura | Exhibition instead of Defence Extremadura’s Congress Centres in Badajoz and Merida Exploring Extremadura, Spain
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