Alarcón: a Parador in Three Images

This 1300 year old Moorish fortress is now a Parador. 1-P1000027It sits above the Rio Jucar as the river twists around it, giving the castle even more defensive attributes. Now, of course the river serves modern purposes apart from irrigation and drinking. It’s range of canoeing tours and paddle activities can be accessed from the village. The Parador itself is imposing, and the road to it has an almost foreboding quality, quickly dispelled by the welcome of the staff within. Alarcon itself has a variety of museums and antiquities, and is a typically Castilla la Mancha village. Ninety minutes from Madrid this is a different world, and repays the traveller for the effort.1-P10000331-P1000031

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