15TH C. HOSPITAL
Parador, built in convent style, rises up on what was the former Hospital of St.
John the Baptist, a historical 15th c. building. It is a comfortable, friendly
space, with whitewashed arches adorned with vegetation, an invitation to peace
and quiet in the setting of a beautiful town declared a Historical and Artistic
Monument. The garden stands out with its luxuriant plants and flowers, its
secluded swimming pool, spacious common rooms on the inside with white walls,
and bedrooms which recall the religious function of its origins. The simple but
delicious local cooking can be seen in representative dishes: `bacalao monacal`
(cod, potatoes and spinach), `ajo blanco extremeño` (garlic dish), `migas
extremeñas` (fried breadcrumbs), `pollo a lo padre Pedro` (chicken dish),
Iberian sausages, `caldereta de cordero` (lamb stew), chestnut pudding and `muégado
de Guadalupe` (a fried sweet).