Parador de Cardona ****
08261 - Cardona (Barcelona)
Spain

Barcelona Province

MEDIEVAL CASTLE WITH TOWER AND ROMANESQUE CHURCH

The Parador is located on a headland, in a fortified 9th c. enclosure in which there is also the 2nd c. Minyona tower and an 11th c. church, representative elements of the Catalan Romanesque of its surroundings. Its location offers an exceptional panoramic view of the town and of the fertile lands bathed by the river Cardoner. Some bedrooms have the charm of four poster beds.

Moats, towers, walls and Gothic elements combine with a decoration in which comfort and Catalan-inspired medieval furniture predominate. In the dining room, Catalan cuisine offers assortments of forest mushrooms and a variety of sausages, not forgetting 'butifarra con mongetes' (sausage with haricot beans).

What to eat...

Butifarra The Parador has a medieval restaurant where you will eat like a real king: wild mushrooms -depending on the season-, cheese and sausages board, 'butifarra' (Catalan kind of sausage), and certainly the 'patatas enmascaradas' ('masked potatoes'). Isn¿t your mouth already watering?

The rooms:
Typical festivals

* Cardona 'Fiesta Mayor' second Saturday of September, Cardona
* La Patum Corpus, Berga, 31 km.
* Carnival February, Solsona, 22 km.

Visits

* Cardona. Historical Archives, Sal Gema mountain, Old quarter, city walls
* Solsona (24 km). Cathedral
* Mare de Deu de Queralt Sanctuary. (29 km)
* Montserrat (45 km). Monastery and Montserrat Museum

 

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