La Torre del Visco

 Partida Torre del Visco s/n 44587 Fuentespalda − Spain

Member of Relais & Chateaux

Discover a hidden world of simple luxury. A converted medieval estate set amidst pristine nature, La Torre del Visco is a genuine refuge of beauty and quiet indulgence in a unique enclave of secret Spain.

The spectacular grounds of this owner-managed boutique hotel encompass 220 acres including a crystal cool river, romantic rose gardens and an organic farm of olives, almonds and seasonal produce. Our farm-to-table, award-winning restaurant is supplemented by daily deliveries of fresh fish from the nearby coast and outstanding wines from local vineyards in our dedicated cellar.

La Torre del Visco

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La Torre del Visco dates from the early 15th century, likely property of the Spanish Knights Templar of the Order of Calatrava, and was originally built with a defensive watchtower, designed to keep a weather eye on centuries-old skirmishes between various factions in the kingdoms of Aragon, Catalunya and Valencia. This fascinating history was discovered by Jemma and Piers in 1993 when leaving Madrid after 20 years in publishing to search for somewhere to convert into a beautiful country retreat. Today, the estate has been lovingly restored into a jewel in the wilderness that embodies their enduring passions for Spain, food, wine, farming, gardening, art and, above all hospitality.

Our Service

Warm, responsive service is core to the Relais Chateaux ethos. And everyone who serves at Torre del Visco is chosen because they’re naturally good at it, then trained to make it intuitive. Once they join us people tend to stay, they enjoy the one-to-one ratios of staff to guests as much as our guests do.

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND

  • Our WiFi is free throughout the hotel
  • In keeping with our ethos of tranquil escape, there are no televisions in the hotel.
  • Our hotel has a strict no smoking policy in all rooms but there are ashtrays outside for guests to use.
  • Due to the unique characteristics of our hotel – medieval, labyrinthine, built on a hillside – we regret that it has not been possible to adapt our facilities for those with disabilities.
  • Children over the age of 8 are welcome at our hotel. If you are planning a family stay with little ones, please contact us before booking.
  • It is not always possible to accommodate our guests’ pets – please contact us before booking to check.

Rooms & Suites

As each of our lovely 16 rooms and suites is a world in itself, all have been decorated with their own distinct character. Original paintings and lithographs, beautiful rugs and a range of furniture from antiques and Arts and Crafts to modern pieces, combine in a harmonious and effortless design. All have wonderfully comfortable beds, fresh flowers from the garden and amenities imported from Woods of Windsor in England. All are snugly heated in winter and in summer most, except Classic rooms, have air-conditioning.

Superior Double

Larger rooms with a reading area, comfortable armchairs and queen size beds. The en-suite bathrooms have a bath or shower as well as bathrobes and slippers. Most have air conditioning.

Classic Double

Compact double rooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower. Without air conditionning.

Junior Suites

Furnished with queen size beds, a writing desk, deeply upholstered armchairs and a dedicated space for reading, these suites are spacious and wonderfully comfortable. In summer, air conditioning keeps you cool, while in winter you can snuggle up in front of a cosy wood stove.

Suites

A real home from home, with spacious living room and open fire. Traditional features are married with contemporary materials, original artworks and vintage finds. Beds are king or super king size, while the option to order in-room breakfast, means you’ll need a reason to leave.

Wellness & Relaxation

Our gardens & pool
Cares melt away in a haven of colour, fragrance & birdsong

The romantic gardens that surround our hotel are designed to frame every view and delight all the senses. Discover the perfect spot to snooze, sip a iced drink under a rose-covered pergola, or read in the deep summer shade of leafy trees. Take a plunge in our pool with views along the whole valley before relaxing on a chaise longue amongst ancient olive trees.

Our salons & library

Immerse yourself in the utter quiet and privacy of our salons with the allure of an open fire in each. Few hotels devote so much space to sitting rooms that encourage conversation, relaxed reading or simply a perfect spot from which to admire the views. Even when the hotel is full, everyone can find their own corner to retreat to or, perhaps, take a seat at our Bechstein piano and simply play for pleasure.

Settle into an armchair with a good book from our library. A genuine treasure trove on subjects as diverse as history, art, native flora and fauna, cookery, poetry and fiction – there is something for everyone. Or why not unwind with a game of chess with our beautifully carved set?

Meetings & Events

Weddings

An idyllic setting, historic charm, gourmet food and superb service – La Torre del Visco is an outstanding setting for an intimate, romantic wedding. Whether you want a religious or civil ceremony, we have a choice of beautiful places to exchange vows throughout the year including a small chapel on the estate, a rose-covered pergola, pretty terraces, or in one of the handsome salons by a log fire. Our dedicated wedding manager, Raquel Frisach, will be at your disposal to ensure every detail is bespoke to you, leaving you free to enjoy the perfect day.

Corporate

La Torre del Visco is the ideal location for business meetings, strategy reviews, product presentations, executive training or brainstorms. Our tranquil valley, responsive service and utter discretion create the perfect environment in which to focus and work uninterrupted. Each space has a different ambience for various activities, including a fully-equipped meeting room with an open fireplace and valley views, a library and numerous sitting rooms.

Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday or simply an intimate gathering, you can trust us to take care of every last detail. Our team is highly skilled in the art of planning the perfect event to ensure your celebration is tailored precisely to you, from the food, drink and cake to accommodation and special details that will live long in the memory. There are no templates or shortcuts, we approach each event afresh, so put yourself in our hands then relax and enjoy precious time with family and friends.

To enjoy all the advantages of our luxurious country house with a high level of service in total privacy, La Torre del Visco can be booked for exclusive use. We have 16 rooms and suites to accommodate your guests while, for the ultimate indulgence, your own private chef and our team will be on hand to ensure your experience is perfect. From special menus to activities in the hotel, around the estate or on day trips to discover more of our beautiful region, simply ask.

City & Attractions

What to do when you are here
Boundless nature

  • Cookery Courses

With an abundance of fresh produce on our doorstep, we offer a range of hands-on practical courses throughout the year, reflecting seasonal ingredients and drawing on the skills of Spanish culinary experts.

  • Olive Oil

From harvesting and pressing to tasting and identifying the different characteristics of this liquid gold, our practical sessions will give you an accessible understanding of this cornerstone of Mediterranean food and life.

  • Wine

Let one of our respected oenologists guide you through the best selection from our medieval cellar including those from nearby Montsant, Priorat and Terra Alta. We can also organise visits to some of the excellent local wineries.

  • Star Gazing

Uniquely free of light pollution and with invariably clear weather, we enjoy perfect conditions, all year round, for spectacular stargazing. We are the first Relais Chateaux in Spain to be awarded Hotel Starlight certification by the Starlight Foundation (backed by UNESCO). Join our expert on our Stargazing Terrace with its powerful telescope, over-sized sofa and dramatic fire pit.

  • Cycling

Explore our estate, as well as miles of open empty tracks through the pristine countryside on one of our robust mountain bikes – free for guests to use at any time.

  • Horses

What better way to see our beautiful countryside than on horseback with a professional guide? Our trusted team from Establo de Crystal can tailor a route to your ability and interests.

  • Birdwatching & Nature

Get up close to the region’s native birds, including eagles, vultures, kingfishers, bee eaters and hoopoes with our expert guide, whose knowledge of native flora and fauna will ensure you capture incredible images.

  • Hiking

Reinvigorate body and mind with walking tours in the Matarranya – one of Spain’s last undiscovered gems. Whether you prefer to wander beside rivers, trek up mountains or tackle anything in-between, we can create an itinerary to suit you.

El Visco Restaurant

Catalunya and Aragon are renowned for traditional cured meats, cheeses, game, wild mushrooms, truffles, fine wines, fish and seafood. The El Visco Restaurant menu reflects our passion for authentic regional flavours using first class ingredients, many fresh from our own land, accompanied by superb wines from the region’s vineyards. Guests can enjoy gourmet meals in our elegant dining room with its open fire, or under the stars on our terrace restaurant, scented by night blooms. Tapas and traditional teas are also available.

Our kitchen

Our farmhouse kitchen has always been the beating heart of the house and we have respected this tradition from our very first day. Here, guests are welcome to linger throughout the day to observe the work of our chefs or share expert tips. Our kitchen starts early, making bread as well as our own desserts, ice creams, stocks, pasta, patés, and smoked fish.

Our cellar

Our medieval cellar is protected from evil spirits rumoured to spoil wine by symbols carved in the stone entrance. Here guests can serve themselves a glass of wine, spirit or liquor at any hour of the day or night. In addition to all the notable names in premium gin, malt whisky and Armagnac, we pride ourselves in seeking out and sharing lesser-known labels.

Our organic farm

With a desire to live with the rhythms of nature, we offer guests an experience of rural luxury, where food is measured in metres not miles. Authentic Slow Food. Our thriving certified organic farm features almond groves, cereal fields and over 2000 olive trees, producing extra virgin olive oil for our restaurant and for guests to buy. In addition, our extensive vegetable plot yields an abundance of fresh produce for our daily menu.

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Hotel: La Torre del Visco

Address: Partida Torre del Visco s/n 44587 Fuentespalda

Region: NORTH EAST: Aragon

Country: Spain

Official website: http://torredelvisco.com/

Telephone: +34 978 76 90 15

Fax: +34 978 76 90 16

Hotel email: torredelvisco@torredelvisco.com

By car
From Barcelona:
A7 south to exit 38 L’Hospitalet de l’Infant, C44/C12 Mora d’Ebre N420 to Calaceite. A1413/A231, towards Valderrobres. A1414, towards Fuentespalda. After 6.2 Km, turn right into the non-tarred road to the hotel (5 km.)

Airports
Reus - 130 km. / Barcelona (Intl) - 235 km.

Train station
Tortosa - 65 km.

Helipad
N 40º 50’ 38,0” / E 00º 06’ 30,2”

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 40º 50' 38.0'' North / Longitude: 00º 06' 30.2" East.

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