The original Mudejar church from the 16th century was completely replaced by a new one, built along five centuries, only being finished in 2009. The vault was Gothic in the 17th, Baroque in the 18th, and Civil War piled some of its treasures. The final work was the facade, in New-Romanesque style.more
This passage is one of the two only galleries of this sort that exist in Spain. It joins Calle Mayor and Calle del Tinte. The gallery was designed in 1925 by Buenaventura Ferrando Castells.The walkway consist of a corridor of arches among pairs of columns. The passage is covered by a coating of iron and glass. The façades are decorated with figures...more
This museum is in a building called Casa de Hortelano. The owner decided to modernize the façade of the house in the early 20th century.The museum shows:- Archaeological objects from the Iron, Roman and Visigoth Ages.- Historical and geographical evolution of cutlery.- Collection of scissors and knifes: 500 pieces from 17th, 18th and 19th...more
The Cathedral was built in the 16th century in Renaissance style, replacing a previous Gothic style church. Several styles coexist: the front door is neo-Romanesque, the western façade imitates neo-Gothic, and there are also pointed arches and a rose window in the front.The domed structure is made up of three naves. There are three chapels in the...more
The botanical garden of Castilla-La Mancha is located southwest of the city of Albacete, near the University. It was founded by the regional government, the Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha (UCLM), the Municipality of Albacete and the Provincial Council.Different research groups of the UCLM develop their activity on the garden, in a building near...more
One of the most interesting buildings in Albacete is the palace called Casa de Hortelano, that houses the museum of knife production. The house was built in 1912 by a local architect, Daniel Rubio, but the owner, Joaquin Hortelano didn't use it for too long - it became, the "casa de cuna" - home daycare for orphans, and successively University,...more
I was surprised by a small old house in the center of Albacete. There should be a reason to keep it, but, without a guide, I had to ask a local. And they really had great reasons to preserve it - it is Cervantes house, where most of D. Quixote de La Mancha was written.Good Lord! So discrete, that landmark in Spanish history and culture!more
Avda. Gregorio Arcos, Albacete, 02007, Spain
Good for: Couples
Avenida de Ayora, 35, Corredor de Almansa, Almansa, Albacete, 02640, Spain
Good for: Families
I didn't stay there, but I was really impressed by the excellent look of this hotel, and its perfect...more
Located by the highway, in a village called La Gineta this large self-service was a very good solution for a good, quick and cheap buffet.
A short bus ride from the busy beaches of Alicante and Benidorm, Albacete is one of the most non touristy places I have ever been. The only other non spaniards I saw there were, like myself, playing in a chess tournament.
The atmosphere in the city was relaxed and welcoming. It was extremely pleasant to spend evenings in the central square sipping a beer amoungst three generations of locals. I went in the 1st week of september and it was over 30 degrees every day. To sum the city up in one word,it was relaxed.
For those more interested in the chess, the open I played in was rather strong with 1/3 of the players titled. It is on every september and another is on in april. Details can be found on the usual sites.
I stayed in the Hotel Albacete 20Epps pn. It was fine. Ate in one v nice place, 22E for fillet steak with fois gras! Can't remember the name tho, srry. Tapas or supermarket salads most days for next to nothing, no tourist traps in Albacete as no tourists 8-).
I suggest you start a trend.