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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Parador Cuenca

Aloha Everyone,

Paradores are former palaces, convents, fortresses and manor houses that have been converted into luxury hotels by the government. Each property is unique.

J.J. and I are treating ourselves to a one night stay in this luxury four star hotel, formerly a sixteenth century Monasterio of San Pablo. There is a huge difference of view from the old town towards the Parador and from the Parador gazing towards the panoramic views of Old Town overlooking the Hoz del Huecar gorge.  

The two of us opted for a light meal in the courtyard rather than waiting until 8:30 pm to have our dinner in their gastronomic restaurant.

A night’s stay in the Parador was perfect way to wrap up our memorable week. Las Casas Colgadas (the Hanging House) bathed in red colored light seemed to emphasize its prominent role in promoting Spanish Abstract Art.

The owners of our AirB&B, Beatrix, Alvaro and their adorable daughters were the perfect hosts for our Cuenca stay. This morning Alvaro and the girls even accompanied us to the Parador.

Aloha -- Cathi