You can Stay in a Castle in Spain, Here's How

January 15, 2018
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Have you ever wondered how Eleanor of Aquitaine or Isabella of Castile lived? Or maybe you are a fan of King Arthur and Guinevere? Whatever the case may be, we've all thought about what life was like back in Medieval times. Fortunately, there are some remnants left in a condition good enough to even stay. This is the case of this castle/hotel in Sigüenza. It is part of the Spanish hotel chain Paradores, which refurbishes historic buildings and turns them into hotels. Last week I told you all about this town which is a hidden gem in central Spain, today I'm going to spill the details on where we stayed. Let's take a walk around it.
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castillo parador sigüenza castle spain españa
The facade and walls of this place are breathtaking. It almost seems impossible that this could be built with the few resources available at that time. The decor inside mixes Medieval elements with modern art work.
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This little chapel left us speechless. Seeing it from the top we felt transported back in the day and expected to see Medieval aristocracy coming in any minute.
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The hotel let's you come in and visit some areas like the courtyard, restaurant and cafeteria even if you are not a guest. So if you are just visiting for the day be sure to pop in and grab a bite.
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Here I found my dream living-room. In this stately room you can sit on one of the sofas and read your book, play a board game or grab one of the art books laying around and you'll feel like home.
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castillo parador sigüenza castle spain españa
Since the weather outside was frightful (pun intended, it was during the Christmas holidays), we knew we were going to spend a lot of time in, but it wasn't a problem. On our first evening there, we visited every single corner of the castle discovering the most beautiful places. Then, we took refuge in the cozy bedroom and heard the wind and rain outside.
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What do you think of the castle? What's the most peculiar place where you've stayed?
xo Cristina

STAY WARM

English corner for ESL learners
whatever the case may be - sea como sea
pop in - enter/go in
grab a bite - to get something to eat (tomar/comer algo)
pun - word game

35 comments

  1. Fantastic place I'd like to discover one day ;)

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  2. Living on Cloud NineJanuary 15, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    Just stunning adn looks so elegant and fun too! And I love your scarf!

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  3. What an adventure! Marvelous shots.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-few-feathery-visitors.html

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  4. Talk about being treated like royalty, Cristina! Looks absolutely fabulous :) Glad to see you enjoyed yourselves!!

    ~Lor

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  5. I wish I had know this when we went there. Well, we will try when we get the chance to go back. Thanks for sharing
    Xo, Christianne
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  6. WOW they treat you like royalty there hmm?! Who wouldn't want to stay in a castle?! Love that Spain has so many castles. I'd love to visit one day. Your stroll-around outfit is so cute. Such a stylish way to style that adorable parka coat. Love the pretty and colorful scarf! You still look so comfy and warm, too. =))

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  7. What a fantastic place to stay! I really enjoy your blog, learning more about Spain bit by bit. Love your cute outfit x

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  8. Sounds like fun! Was the velvet Elvis human size? It's hard to picture it

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  9. How amazing is this? I would love to stay in a castle! The most peculiar place I ever stayed was a biker motel in Niagra Falls with 6 beds and a velvet Elvis, LOL!!

    xx, Elise
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  10. Thanks so much! And thanks for the linkup as usual :)

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  11. Now you have an excuse to come back :)

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  12. Thanks for your lovely comment, Ada. If you ever come to Spain, I'll show you around!

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  13. Oh, what a dream this would be! I've always wanted to go to the Mother Land explore. Staying in a castle has to be the best!

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  14. Thanks, Lor! It was definitely an unforgettable experience

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  15. Thank you! You should absolutely visit if you have the chance.

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  16. Aw, thanks Maria! This means a lot to me. More Spanish adventures coming soon!

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  17. Wow! I have never stayed in a castle let alone seen one in person. This place is amazing! The architecture is magnificent and looking at the pictures it definitely transports you back. What an experience to have and enjoy.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  18. Brittany LimberakisJanuary 17, 2018 at 5:12 AM

    I have seriously always wanted to stay in a castle! My boyfriend and I have talked about it a lot and it is definitely on our honeymoon list

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  19. Wow that just looks amazing! Maybe one day i will be able to stay in a castle. It sounds so cozy staying in that room while it's raining outside. Love the scarf you're wearing!

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  20. Wow this is too cool! I've stayed in a lot of diff spaces but never an actual castle!

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  21. Qué maravilla de fotos!! No he visitado nunca Siguenza pero sin duda voy a hacerlo!!
    Besicos bonita!!

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  22. Wow! It's such a beautiful castle to stay in! I hope you had an amazing stay there!

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  23. What a fun vacation. This looks amazing.

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  24. Prerna Garg AgarwalJanuary 18, 2018 at 12:07 AM

    I am sure living in this castle made you feel like Royalty! I have lived in a castle-turned-hotel called Neemrana in India. It's an amazing feeling.. so luxurious :)

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  25. Spain and a castle! Sounds good to me!

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  26. I love castles, this is amazing!
    Magda

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  27. What an amazing place to stay! I'd love to stay in a castle!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  28. That place is incredible! How cool to stay in a hotel with such history. I think I will end up moving in... I've always wanted to live in a castle :)

    xo
    Mel

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  29. How exciting to live in a castle. looks so luxurious.
    dropping by from WW

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  31. This place looks fantastic,almost magical!!! Def have to check that out one day!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

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  32. I'm a historical preservation nerd, so this would be such a cool place to stay!
    Mary
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  33. AMAZING! What a cool experience

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