The Parador de Zamora, housed in the 15th century Renaissance palace of the Counts of Alba de Aliste and set right in the heart of the historic city is the ideal base from which to explore Zamora.

Set around a beautiful cloistered courtyard with a glazed wooden gallery the hotel's decoration retains a medieval style in keeping with the setting, with antique furniture, suits of armour, noble tapestries and, in some rooms, canopied beds.

At the rear of the original building a more recent annex houses most of the bedrooms which successfully keep the historic feel of the palace whilst incorporating all the creature comforts of a modern hotel. There's also a delightful garden with outdoor swimming pool – and surprising views to the countryside – in which to escape the summer heat.

The central setting means that the treasures of Zamora with the castle, the cathedral and its cupola, the convent of Las Due?as, the river and all the famous churches are all within a short walk
Further afield you can take a boat trip through the stunning canyons of the Arribes del Duero or explore the Nature Park of the same name on foot. Toro, home to the wine region of the same name also makes a wonderful day out.


46 standard twin / double rooms and 6 junior suites are housed in the the original palace and a newer section to the rear. Standard rooms are quite large whilst superior doubles and junior suites are yet more spacious and have a sitting area and four-poster or canopied beds. 

Décor is traditional Castilian, with dark furniture and comfortable chairs in keeping with the historic building. 

All rooms are en-suite with marble-clad bathrooms with shower-over-bath. Rooms have a safe and a minibar and many look out onto the pool and the countryside beyond.

Hotel Features

Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)
Poolside lawn with loungers
Spa & fitness centre
Parking (reserved, on street, extra charge)


Breakfast is a generous buffet served in the restaurant with eggs, cured meats cheese, fruit and home-made / locally sourced cakes and pastries.
The pleasant restaurant specialises in the traditional cuisine of the area, with dishes including famous Zamora cheeses, Iberico pork dishes and roast local lamb. Set menus are available.
The bar serves a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks and has outdoor tables.

Hotel Facilities

24 Hour Reception
Tour Booking Service
WiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Luggage storage
Laundry Service
Air Conditioning

Sports and Wellbeing

Swimming Pool (outdoor, seasonal)

Room facilities (all rooms)

En-suite bathroom
Air conditioning
Fridge / Minibar
Safe deposit box


Restaurant, open to the public
Bar, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks


Facilities adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Room(s) adapted for guests with reduced mobility


On-site parking (extra charge)
On-street parking

Zamora, Madrid and Inland Spain

An important bridging point where the Via de Plata (the Roman trading route traversing the whole of Spain from north to south) crosses the Duero river, Zamora has a rich history dating back to Celtic times and became an important fortress town and bastion of Christianity though the Reconquista.

The city is famed for its collection of Romanesque churches and church art (which is said to be the best in Europe), in fact there’s so much to see that a walking tour is highly recommended. The Castle, Cathedral (with its unusual dome and magnificent art collection) and Roman bridge are of particular interest and the medieval walls are well preserved in places and there’s a lovely riverside walk.

Off the beaten tourist track Zamora is a pleasant city to stroll around with a mix of ancient and modern architecture and plenty of charming cafes, shops, and restaurants, offering an authentic glimpse of real Spain. Don’t miss the Cathedral and its museum, which houses important works of art and religious artifacts.

  • Visit the Castillo de Zamora.
  • Iglesia de la Magdalena decorated with plant motifs.
  • Walk along the riverside to the Roman bridge, which dates back to the 1st century and offers scenic views of the river and city.
  • Take a break in the Plaza Mayor, the central square in Zamora, which is surrounded by historic buildings and restaurants.
  • Enjoy the local festivals and events, including the Fiestas de San Juan, the Festival de Teatro, and the Festival de la Huerta.
  • Take a trip to Toro famous for its full-bodied wines and its Colegiata with its splendid original polychrome portico.
  • Enjoy a meal in the old watermills right on the banks of the Duero.