It is the first in the Paradors’ chain, inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1928. It has three stars and is located in the Alto del Risquillo, with the Valle del Tormes at its feet, as well as the sierras of Gredos, Piedrahita and Béjar.
From bed you can hear the cowbells of the livestock grazing in the vicinity or the neighing of horses, on which you are able to take a stroll through these lush pine landscapes.
The building is of granite and slate. Some rooms have terraces and there are many spots throughout the building where one can sit quietly and read or contemplate the scenery.