Alarcón Travel Guide

  • The entry of Alarcon.
    The entry of Alarcon.
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  • Alarcón.
    Alarcón.
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  • Dam
    Dam "embalse" of Alarcon.
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    by breughel Written Jan 28, 2011

    There is a nice walk under pine trees on the side of the Jucar ravine to the Embalse (dam) de Alarcon.
    Spanning the river are two bridges, both of Arab construction built on older Roman ones
    A map of walks can be obtained at the tourist office where they speak English and French.

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    Empty streets.

    by breughel Written Jan 28, 2011

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    The main square and the streets were nearly empty (in the week in 2006).
    Nevertheless it is possible to eat in Alarcon. There is the restaurant of the parador (but once the waiters are busy they don't care about new arrivals).
    Informal but good is the restaurant Asador on the square at the entrance of the Parador. They are kind but don't expect them to speak other languages than Castillan. OK, we do speak Castillan, just enough to order food and wine.

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    Ramparts of Alarcon.

    by breughel Written Jan 28, 2011

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    The hill where the village is situated seems to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. It was conquered by the Romans, converted into a fortress by the Arabs and conquered back by Alfonso VIII. The enclosing ramparts are one of the best known and most complete defence systems existing in Spain today. The castle was built by Alfonso VIII on the site of an earlier Arab castle.

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