Situated on the boundary between La Mancha and Levante, some 80 km from Cuenca, this wonderfully preserved 8th-century Moorish fortress houses the Parador de Alarcon with its impressive castellated keep, standing high on a promontory above the River Júcar.
The castle – evocative of the period of the Reconquista – was captured from the Moors by King Alfonso VIII in the 12th century and subsequently became the home of the Marquises de Villena. In the interior of the Parador the medieval feel is enhanced in the public rooms by beautiful bare stone and Castilian wood, softened by a range of classic and modern fabrics, and a fine collection of paintings. Several of the bedrooms have four-poster beds.
Parador's 'Gastrobar' concept
Extensive lunch and dinner menus are served in the 'Gastrobar', which offers a range of meal options from light snacks to 3 course dinners in an informal but well serviced environment. We hope you enjoy this new experience.