The best Paradores to enjoy Spain in September

Paradores, September and Spain make the perfect equation now that summer has almost come to an end. We are not going to moan about going back to work because September can be a perfect month to enjoy Spain! When temperatures in August can be really suffocating September still brings us sunny and warm days to enjoy by the seaside or the city. Besides, there is plenty going on in Spain these days… We have selected four Paradores to enjoy the best plans of this month:


The most important sport event in Spain is without a doubt is the Basketball world Cup that is taking place in several venues all over the country. The group games will decide which teams continue in the competition and the final will be played in Madrid the 14th September. Which teams will play it? There are still many surprises to come… one thing is for sure the best place to enjoy it is the Parador of Alcalá de Henares! This historic town near Madrid is the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes and has one of the best-preserved medieval old quarters in Spain. In this Parador you will have the chance of resting in a 17th-century monastery school, where the sleek decoration blend with history.
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Parador of Alcalá de Henares-Spain

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September in Spain means to talk about wine. In this month the grape harvest, take place in the vineyards where the fruits are collected like centuries ago. The quality of the grapes will determine the character of the wine. Any wine culture lover will enjoy the multiple festivities that take place in the towns of La Rioja in September. There isn’t a better place to stay than the Parador of Santo Domingo de la Calzada in the heart of the La Rioja wine region. This town is a 9th century jewel. The Parador occupies a former 12th-century hospital near the cathedral. In it, you will find fabulous Gothic arches and wood-coffered ceilings.

Parador of Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Spain

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September is the best time of the year to walk the St. James Way. The weather in the north is not always good and even in summer you will find rainy days, but traditionally the month of September is still sunny and warm. After the hard exercise, we suggest to make a stop in The Way in the Monforte de Lemos Parador. This 17th century neoclassical style building holds a spa and a pool where you can recover strengths to reach Santiago de Compostela.

Monforte de Lemos Parador-Spain

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One of the big events in the Bullfighting calendar is the Corrida Goyesca in Ronda. The bullfight takes place in the beautiful Real Maestranza de Caballería bullring built in 1572. You will travel through time with this special bullfight in traditional dress. The best bullfigters line up in this corrida, one of the finest bullfighting spectacles in Spain. The Parador of Ronda will allow you to take the most of this event. Is located in a spectacular spot in the heart of the city in the former town hall building, from where you will have views of the emblematic Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) and Tagus River, that’s flows down a 120 meters deep gorge.

Puente y Parador de Ronda-Spain

Parador of Ronda

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