The renovation of one of the oldest Paradores in Spain

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  • Historical Heritage
  • Rehabilitation
  • Residential

Heritage intervention is one of the fundamental pillars of ENERO Arquitectura’s work. We respect the original construction yet contribute to the improvement in the functionality of the spaces, adapting them to the needs of the 21st century. We also intervene in the installations to improve user comfort and energy efficiency, as well as the interior layout.



The Parador of Ciudad Rodrigo is located in an emblematic castle rebuilt in 1372 by Henry II of Castile. Situated on a cliff above the Águeda river valley, its advantageous location offers the best views of the town.


This Leonese-style castle stands out against the landscape of Ciudad Rodrigo thanks to the keep and the battlements of its spectacular wall. In addition to the exterior, it is notable for housing an art collection inside.


It is one of the oldest Paradores in the national heritage hotel chain, opened to the public on 23 April 1931. It was the fourth to join the incipient network of charming hotels only three years after the opening of the first, the Parador of Gredos.




At ENERO Arquitectura we take the time to investigate the memory of the place. We analyse the different construction techniques used in the original project to try to carry out a renovation as faithful and respectful as possible to its history.


On this occasion we accomplished an intervention that was practically invisible from the outside, respecting the site and the castle’s surroundings as much as possible.


The intervention amounts to a total of 1,100 m2. In addition to the renovation of bedrooms and bathrooms, a number of facilities have been upgraded. The underfloor heating in the reception area and the glazed gallery have been replaced, as well as the flooring in the café and the restaurant. A new enclosure dividing these two spaces has also been built.


The renovation also addresses the repair of existing issues like damp and the reinforcement of structural elements.



ENERO Arquitectura’s intervention in the Parador of Ciudad Rodrigo focuses on the renovation and adaptation of different types of rooms. This renovation has been done with the aim of combining design and modernity with the tradition that characterises the castle.


Each of the rooms has unbeatable views of the Águeda river valley and the historic centre of the town. The original Castilian style is combined with elegance and comfort to create spaces designed for relaxation.


The four rooms where the intervention has been realised are the accessible room, the junior suite and the two rooms in the tower. The refurbishment also includes the renovation of the remaining thirty bathrooms in the rest of the bedrooms, in addition to the one located in the reception area.


The opportunity to work on the renovation of the Parador of Ciudad Rodrigo allows us to continue contributing to the renovation and conservation of artistic and architectural heritage.