We drove in steady rain from Madrid but when we arrived we quickly fell in love with this small castle which i am sure the exterior has not changed in 100s of years - and the interior, while modernized, retains very much the feeling of a castle. One could readily imagine Charles V who had stepped down as Emperor living there while the nearby monastery was prepared for his final years.
As others have noted, the courtyard is lovely; even though it was raining, many guests were out there under cover having a drink before dinner was served. The dinner itself was - as in many paradors - OK but not exciting.
A 15 minute walk from the castle was a remarkably well-preserved Roman bridge with nearby a highly regarded restaurant which was unfortunately closed in the Fall except for weekends.More