Spain & Portugal Travel Connection, Australia’s leading Spain and Portugal travel specialist, is delighted to offer a wide range of accommodation in Spain and Portugal that includes castles, convents, citadels and monasteries. Discover what it’s like to sleep in centuries-old castles, have breakfast in medieval fortresses, or spend a lazy afternoon in a historic estate surrounded by beautifully designed gardens. Look no further than Spanish paradores or Portuguese pousadas for opulent stays in beautifully restored historic buildings, while solares offer accommodation in family estates set amidst Portugal’s most scenic landscapes.
These Spanish luxury hotels are usually set in converted historic buildings such as castles, palaces, convents, monasteries and fortresses. Paradores are often part of Spain’s heritage although there are some modern hotels in some spectacular locations. Located throughout Spain from Galicia to Andalusia, there is surely a parador near you wherever you are in the country.
A stay in one of the 40+ pousadas of Portugal is bound to be a pleasant surprise. Pousadas de Portugal are exclusive hotels situated in castles, monasteries, fortresses and places of natural beauty all the way from north to south. Part of Portuguese history and culture, pousadas combine history and luxury to provide a unique form of quality accommodation where a warm welcome and personal service await every guest.
Nestled within large estates surrounded by stunning gardens, vineyards, orchards and woodlands, solares are often found in the most picturesque of landscapes in Portugal. Solares give travellers a chance to spend a genuine Portuguese holiday in one of the country’s privately-owned stately manor houses, elegant country homes and rustic farmhouses.