Monday June 1, 2020

Cadiz’s chain reaction

The second oldest hotel in a nationwide chain, the Parador de Cadiz is an example of Spanish culture and heritage at its most impressive, writes Catherine Murphy.

1st June, 2014
Cadiz is a city steeped in history: some of the exotic trees are reputed to have been brought back by Christopher Columbus.

The people of Cadiz – Gaditanos – are famed for their ironic sense of humour, more than likely nurtured through centuries of attempted invasion.

The Parador de Cadiz, however, is a serious institution. The second oldest in a chain of 93 state-owned hotels, it somehow beat Spain’s dire recession to undergo an impressive transformation. It re-opened in September 2013 and is now one of the most modern Paradores in the country.

Paradores were a 1920s...

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