parador de caceres

Photos courtesy of Parador de Cáceres








The area around Cáceres was first settled during the Paleolithic era. Thousands of years later, the Romans founded Cáceres as a military, economic, and cultural center, situated on the Vía de la Plata, a trade route linking Mérida and Astorga in the north.

The centuries of Arab occupation brought improvements in agriculture and irrigation, and new crops such as figs and almonds.

The Christians, under King Alfonso IX of León, recaptured the town in 1299. Military orders were established and castles raised.

The parador is housed in the Torreorgaz Palace and three adjoining noble residences. The commander of Alcuézar built the Torreorgaz Palace in a Gothic style. Over the centuries, additions and modifications were added; however, the integrity of the original structure is still visible today.

Pamela’s Perspective

Cáceres is located right in the center of Extremadura, making it a perfect base for day trips through the region.

It bears repeating, that if you are driving to the parador, you will need to pass through a barrier to enter the old town center by calling the police on the barrier intercom.


Parador de Cáceres

A 14th-century palace


Calle Ancha, 6
10003 Cáceres (Cáceres)
Tel: ++34 927 21 17 59
Fax: ++34 927 21 17 29
Official parador website
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Fast facts

39 rooms

Double rooms: 110–288 euros
Single rooms: 80% of double room rate.
Rates include tax. Breakfast extra.
Free Wi-Fi

Open: all year

Getting there

Cáceres is in the north central part of Extremadura on the crossroads of routes N-521 and N-630. If driving to the parador, you’re allowed to cross the traffic barrier in the old town. Ring the police at the barrier intercom, and the barrier will open. Cáceres is also served by train.

What to do

Nearby: exploring the old town of Cáceres; golf; horseback riding; hiking


This fine stone parador is actually composed of a palace and three connecting noble houses, giving a somewhat labyrinthine appearance to the interiors. Where you least expect it, a corridor opens onto a room or another hallway.

Wood-coffered ceilings look down on the public areas, distinguished by leaded glass windows, elegant wood furniture, and fine carvings. Delightful patios are filled with potted plants and flowers, while wrought-iron touches and coats of arms grace the walls. Trickling fountains give an air of relaxation.

A recent renovation has changed the look of the guest rooms. In place of the old world character is modern décor in subdued shades of white and gray. It works though, especially with the tiled floors and the occasional vaulted ceiling. All rooms are air-conditioned, and comfy, with large, modern bathrooms.

Enjoy a before-dinner aperitif in the bar at a table set into a nook overlooking the garden. During warm months, dining is on an outside patio, delicately scented by orange trees. Menu specialties are reflective of the hearty fare you find in Extremadura: roast suckling pig, roast kid, and Iberian pork loin with Cesar cheese.

Something special

curlicueThe old city of Cáceres is a UNESCO World Heritage site.