Parador de Alcañiz
· Category: Hotel
· Province: Teruel
· City/Town: Alcañiz
· Address: Castillo Calatravos, s/n, 44600
Built on the la Cumbre Cerro Pui Pinos hill top, the 12th-13th Century castle-convent was converted to the seat of the Order of Calatrava in 1179. The Parador, which dominates the Maestrazgo landscape, has preserved the Tower of Homage, the belfry-sacristy, and the section converted into an Aragonese Palace in the 18th Century. The interior features gothic murals, a Plateresque sepulchre and baroque façade decorated with red, ochre and green shades as well as oak beams. There is also a peaceful garden area. The hotel provides a large number of excursions and adventure sports activities. The comforting Aragonese cuisine offers ‘huevos a la alcañizana’ (alcañiz–style egg dish), ternasco asado (roast young lamb) as well as the local desserts: tortas de Alma y Almendrados (almond tart).