Parador de Trujillo 4* - 16th century convent
Ever wondered what it would be like to enjoy a stay in a Convent? Staying true to its noble origins, the Parador de Trujillo offers a stylish, understated and truly memorable experience.
Located in the centre of the historic town of Trujillo, the Convent of Santa Clara now houses the Parador de Trujillo. Built in 1533, the Convent housed nuns of the order of the Immaculate Conception prior to becoming a Parador in 1984. Throughout its years as a convent, the Parador de Trujillo hosted many important historical events such as the signing of sentences, privileges and donations.
Journeying into the Parador you will encounter the small revolving turntable which was the only form of contact to the outside world for the nuns who lived there. Exploring further, you will find there has been an extensive use of granite throughout the property, which perhaps reflects and reinforces the idea of protecting the nuns from the outside world.
The building itself includes two cloisters. These are made of brick and plaster and most definitely retain their original charm. Where the cloisters would have traditionally been open, today there are windows in the arches with drapes to help maintain the simplistic feeling, modernising these authentic features. One of the cloisters offers a delightful open space where guests can relax and unwind, and enjoy the culinary expertise of the Parador’s chef.
The other features a well-manicured garden with benches to sit on whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity the Parador de Trujillo offers.
The Parador is decorated with contemporary furniture which complements the ancient stonework. A trip to the dining room showcases an impressive and unique arched ceiling. The walls are adorned with medieval frescoes and drawings depicting important historical scenes.
Bedrooms are spacious with tiled floors and plush décor to give a comfortable and welcoming feel. Some superior rooms have exquisitely decorated ceilings, while others retain the original door frames which are much shorter than their modern equivalents – be prepared to duck as you enter.
During summer months, the Parador’s swimming pool offers a refreshing respite from the warm climate.
- Make sure to go for a meal in Plaza Mayor on a warm evening and take in the lovely atmosphere.
- Trujillo is a great base for exploring nearby towns of Merida and Caceres, and benefits from great parking at the Parador.
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.