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Castilla la Mancha guide

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Make Castilla la Mancha the right way!

Castilla la Mancha is one of Spain´s largest regions and with lowest numbers of inhabitsants per square mile.  The largest wine region in the World, homeland of Don Quixote and of Manchego cheese, Castilla la Mancha boasts amazing cities like Toledo or Cuenca, undulating large plains of earthy colours, green vineyards that contrast with golden wheat fields and blue lavender spots. Then, at the end of the road, an impressive castle seems to await for you! 

Castilla la Mancha region guide - Contents

Main cities in Castilla la Mancha

Cuenca at night

Cuenca, Spain city guide

Cuenca is located in Castilla la Mancha in the center of Spain. Cuenca is brimming with history, culture, and charm. Most people know Cuenca because of its emblematic hanging houses that scarily cling to the cliff that the historic city center is built on. But the city has a lot more to see and experience. Cueca is known for its particular and delicious take on Manchego cuisine and the city is home to several museums and monuments that are absolutely worth a visit.

Almagro and Europe´s oldest comedy theatre

Almagro is one of those towns in Spain that are pretty unknown to most visitors to the country despite it boasts an enormous amount of heritage. Almagro is home to the Corral de Comedias, one of Europe´s oldest theatres, a fantastic square, many very interesting religious buildings and it serves as a perfect stop for anyone driving south to Andalusia.

alcazar of toledo day

Toledo city guide

Toledo may shadow today next to Madrid, the capital. Relatively small in size, Toledo is however large, actually huge, in the nations´s history and it is a must see place for culture seekers.

Toledo used to be the capital of Spain till this honour changed in favour of Madrid. Toledo was once a super religious power and the centre of a multicultural society that, despite not always in peace, managed to live together in the middle ages.

Castilla la Mancha - Highlights

Alcala del Jucar bridge

Alcalá del Júcar

City guides Alcalá del Júcar, Albacete Alcalá del Júcar Travelers guide Alcalá del Júcar is located in the northwest of the province of Albacete, in the La Machuela región of Castilla la Mancha. This magical little village was declared a Historic site in 1982. It is one of the most

Almadén mines

Almaden Mines: an amazing UNESCO world heritage site in Ciudad Real

Almadén Mines  The Mines of Almadén, are located in Ciudad Real, in the region of Castilla la Mancha, which is also home to such gems as Toledo and Cuenca. These amazing mines are part of the “Mercury Heritage: Almadén and Idrija” and have been declared a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Belmonte castle in Cuenca

Comprising three squares buildings, the Belmonte Castle is the quintessence of what a castle should be like. The three buildings form a courtyard in the shape of an equilateral triangle. In the middle of this triangle, there is a fine gothic fountain. The walls of the Belmonte castle descend to

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Hanging houses of Cuenca

Everything you need to know about the Hanging Houses of Cuenca The hanging houses of Cuenca are located, as their name indicates in the city of Cuenca, a city about 2 hours southeast from Madrid. They are an iconic fixture of Castilla la Mancha as are, for example, the Don

Don Quixote Windmills

Don Quixote Windmills

The Don Quixote Windmills  “Tilting at windmills” is an English expression taken from Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel Don Quixote. In the book, the chivalrous, but crazy Don Quixote rides in to do battle with a group of giants who are terrorizing a local village. After he engages with the

Catedral Primada

Catedral Primada- Toledo

La cathedral Primada of Toledo is the Town´s major monument and one of Spain’s cathedrals best examples of pure Gothic style. It contains an outstanding art museum with paintings from El Bosco or El Greco, to name but a few. Any visit to the city of Toledo should include time