Casas y Palacios de España Hotels: Our History
Andalusia has a rich, cultural history that spans thousands of years: the historic centres of Cordoba, Granada, Baeza and Ubeda have all been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, as has that of Seville where the impressive, artistic and historic legacy afforded to Seville natives has served to place it among one of the most important cities in Europe with regards culture. Our hotels in Sevilla and Cordoba, named Las Casas de la Juderia due to their locations in the Jewish districts of both cities, are different, unique, romantic and original. They are truly charming hotels and a stay in either of these establishments is one of the best experiences a traveller can enjoy. These hotels boast unique rooms that have been decorated in different Seville and Cordoba styles: for example, the art and culture of Cordoba is evident through the fine, handcrafted headboards in each room. This is an art form that has lasted through the centuries. Our hotels have all kinds of services and facilities available, while the gastronomy is also of particular importance. By dining in our establishments' restaurants (Emporion in Seville and Los Marqueses in Cordoba) you will be able to try different culinary delights that the Mediterranean Sea has afforded the region, as well as other traditional flavours native to Andalusian cuisine. Our dishes are always prepared using the finest produce and Andalusian culinary traditions.
Hotel Las Casas de la Judería de Sevilla
Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia (in the heart of Seville) is the perfect embodiment of the towns and eras that have provided this city with its name. The remains of pedestals, Roman statues, amphoras, earthenware jugs, antiques and original furniture grant every corner of the city a certain importance usually reserved for other spaces. That's why getting lost among the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys (some of which were main streets) is one of the finest pleasures available to tourists. Once a town in the 15th Century, the 27 houses that make up this hotel are interconnected by 30 patios and "sevillano" courtyards.This is a small town in miniature where you can not only enjoy the large plants and antiques, you can also enjoy the endless, wonderful sound of its fountains. Come and enjoy a truly "sevillano" hotel.
Hotel Las Casas de la Judería de Córdoba
This building was transformed into a hotel by carefully respecting the structure's history and architecture. This has resulted in a uniquely charming hotel with all the facilities and services guests may need, in addition to a beautiful setting where you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Cordoba's Alcázar, which is a solid-walled fortress and palace, contains a large amount of evidence regarding the evolution of Cordoba architecture in its interior. Roman and Visigoth people lived with those of Arabic origin in this majestic site, which was the favoured spot of different city governors. When Cordoba was conquered by Ferdinand III of Castile in 1236, the building (which forms a part of the old Caliphal Palace) was completely destroyed. Alfonso X of Castile began its restoration and this was completed during the reign of Alfonso XI. Throughout history the building has had multiple uses: it was once the main headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition and once a prison (during the first half of the 19th Century). First-time visitors to this fortress are blown away by this almost rectangular construction with its immense stone walls and four towers (Los Leones, El Homenaje, La Inquisición and Las Palomas) that mark the four corners.
Hotel El Monasterio de San Francisco
The VII Lord of Palma del Rio ordered the construction of this monastery in his will. The first construction was completed in 1492 and it seemed as though this date - the same year as the Discovery of America - would mark this monastery's life. Its monks evangelised and founded a multitude of cities in North America, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Some of them, such as Brother Diego de Ubeda would achieve martyrdom near what is now Santa Barbara. Furthermore, they would have a profound influence on trade and agriculture of the era: for example, they taught people how to farm the wonderful oranges available in Palma del Rio. In the 19th Century, the building changed from its role as a church to the residence of the Moreno de la Cova family who lived there and restored it. At the end of the 20th Century, the building became a hotel. The austerity of the cells and the building's character were strictly respected. The hotel is comprised of 25 double rooms that have been decorated in a classic style, although they are all different. They each offer a full bathroom, many of which have a hairdryer, shower and hydromassage features. They all also have air-conditioning, a direct line telephone, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar and all the comforts you would expect of a hotel in this category.