Parador de Carmona - Medieval Moorish Fortress (4*)
This imposing citadel was begun by the Moors and enlarged by King Pedro (it is known as the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro). The grand Parador de Carmona dominates the historic town of Carmona, which stands on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia. The hotel within the citadel maintains the town’s historic legacy, with a Moorish-style tiled inner courtyard with arcades and a fountain, vaulted dining room, decorated ceilings, antique furnishings, and balconies overlooking the town and the river below.
Rooms are decorated in a classic style to reflect the Parador's history and superior rooms enjoy views of the plains.
The mighty walls of the ancient fortress are best viewed from the hotel’s luxurious outdoor swimming pool (seasonally open) which is located lower down in the grounds of the palace, and the Parador’s terrace enjoys panoramic views down over the surrounding plains.