Castilla-La Mancha Travel Guide

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Toledo

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Cuenca

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214,528,26

Albacete

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17,31,19

Valdepeñas

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16,49,5

Consuegra

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28,148,0

Puerto Lápice

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23,54,0

Talavera de la Reina

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12,59,0

Almagro

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18,44,16

Molina de Aragón

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13,30,0

Alcalá del Jùcar

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20,50,0

La Calzada de Calatrava

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7,27,0

Jávea

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4,13,0

Ciudad Real

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9,27,12

Gascueña de Bornova

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2,6,0

Atienza

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12,28,0

Alcázar de San Juan

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0,0,4

Alarcón

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10,39,2

Tembleque

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4,6,0

San Carlos del Valle

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0,3,0

Puertollano

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3,4,0

Guadalajara

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5,24,10

Chinchilla de Monte Aragón

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Carrión de Calatrava

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0,3,0

Campo de Criptana

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3,18,0

Brihuega

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8,18,0

Toledo

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  • Cathedral of Saint Mary

    Toledo Things to Do

    The Cathedral is one of the largest Cathedrals of Spain. Its length is 120 meters, width - 60 meters and height - 30 meters. Buildings which are surrounding the Cathedral have almost absolutely hidden the true sizes of the temple. It is very difficult to examine its lateral facades. The Portal of the Clock is the oldest of the portals, begun in the...

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  • Parador de Toledo

    Toledo Hotels

    We did not stay, but later found out that the government run paradors have many deals and usually...

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  • Plaza del Consistorio

    Toledo Things to Do

    The western facade of the Cathedral is on Plaza del Consistorio. It is one of the main squares of Toledo. It is limited by the palace of Archbishop (Palacio Arzobispal) and the building of the Mayoralty.You can watch my 3 min 35 sec Video Toledo part 3 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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Cuenca

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  • Water sports

    Cuenca Sports & Outdoors

    The river is small, but with a clever preparation they take all the possible advantages of it. In a cool landscape, with the hanging houses above, it is a good place for paddling in all kinds of small boats.

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  • Parador de Cuenca

    Cuenca Hotels

    The Parador is excellent. It is an old Convent, so the building itself is everything you would dream...

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  • Ciudad Encantada

    Cuenca Tourist Traps

    You must know exactly what you are about to see - this is not a tourist trap, but... almost!I read somewhere that this place was very similar to Cappadocia. Well, Cappadocia is fabulous, and that drove me to the place, for a disappointment. The comparison is absurd. This is a trail in nature, 3 Km long, with a few strange rock formations. If you...

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Albacete

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  • Lodares Passage

    Albacete Things to Do

    I didn't appreciate Albacete too much - Cervantes house for emotional reasons, this passage for aesthetic ones and... what else?I didn't check the use of this commercial passage, but it is really beautiful.

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  • Hotel Blu

    Albacete Hotels

    Avenida de Ayora, 35, Corredor de Almansa, Almansa, Albacete, 02640, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Ayuntamiento Viejo

    Albacete Things to Do

    City Hall is now located in a modern and large building standing beside the old and much more beautiful one, that is now used as the Municipal Museum.

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Valdepeñas

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  • Traditional products

    Valdepeñas Shopping

    You cannot leave Valdepeñas and La Mancha without buying some wine and a cheese. La Mancha area has also a very good reputation for its cheese, manchego cheese is one of the bests in Spain. If you go directly to the places of production you can buy good products for ridiculous prices. For logistic reasons I did not want to buy anything. So it was...

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  • Hotel Central

    Valdepeñas Hotels

    C/ Capitan Fillol 4, Valdepenas, 13300, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • A nice competition

    Valdepeñas Local Customs

    During Christmas time Valdepeñas organises a competition to choose the best decorated shop window. Everybody do their best but only one shop can take the price and this year (2009) the winner was “El Desván”. El Desván is a "mercería" (notions store). If you need some buttons, sockets, wool . . . this is your shop. It is the kind of traditional...

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Consuegra

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  • The castle

    Consuegra Things to Do

    The castle is situated by the windmills, on top of the hill. It is a 10th century fortress, built by the mourish rulers of Cordoba, to prevent attacks and conquests of the northern Castilla. From then on, it has been refurbished and adapted accordingly to different ephoques and rulers, including a chapel. Nowadays it is open for visiting, although...

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  • The castle and windmills

    Consuegra Things to Do

    Consuegra's main attractions are situated outside the city, on top of a hill named Calderico overlooking the surroundig plains and the city itself. From up there, you enjoy magnificent views both over the city and the Castilla la Mancha plains. We visited in Summer, so the surrounding fields varied between light shades of brown and green, providing...

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  • Santísimo Cristo de la Vera Cruz church

    Consuegra Things to Do

    The church's belfry and cupula stand out when seen for afar, that is, from the windmills. Also, when in city centre it is near the Plaza de España, so it is worth taking a look at it. This neo-baroque church dates from the 18th century and it is dedicated to Cristo de la Vera Cruz, the city's patron.

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Puerto Lápice

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  • Eat like Don Quijote

    Puerto Lápice Restaurants

    This is a unique restaurant devoted to Don Quijote and the dishes during the XVI century, all very original and with old names. All wsere delicious and very original. The names are very old, today we do not use them.

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  • The Inn

    Puerto Lápice Things to Do

    This is a typical Spanish inn of the era that was featured in Cervantes "Don Quijote". This is where Don Quijote met his beautiful lady in waiting ( a barmaid).

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  • A Community Square

    Puerto Lápice Things to Do

    During the towns fairs and festivals, the Plaza is used for entertainment in the form of theatre and dancing. In the centre of the plaza is a unique water wheel which looks like it is made up of bits and pieces of a farm surrounded by two seating areas with tiled backs with pictures and quotes from Don Quixote.

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Talavera de la Reina

Almagro

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  • Cheese

    Almagro Shopping

    Cheese is a very typical product, not only in Almagro, but in the whole region of Castilla-La Mancha. Maybe you have heard "Queso Manchego" (cheese from La Mancha).

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  • Rusticae La Casa Del Rector

    Almagro Hotels

    Pedro Oviedo 8 Cuidad Real, Almagro, Ciudad Real,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Almagro by Night

    Almagro Things to Do

    If you happen to spend the night in Almagro, don't forget to stroll it, you won't regret!Pics: - Main: City Hall- Second: Plaza Mayor- Third: St. Augustine Church- Fourth: Street in Almagro- Fifth: Convento de la Asunción de Calatrava

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Molina de Aragón

  • What is in a name

    Molina de Aragón Local Customs

    Molina reached a particular significance during the Muslim occupation, when it even was the capital of a small Taifa kingdom.The town was rescued from the Islamic oppresion by the Kings of Aragon in the XII century and that is the reason why it bears such a family name (de Aragón). In the XIII century, Molina became Castillian but has preserved its...

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  • Cock river

    Molina de Aragón Things to Do

    The river Gallo flows across the town of Molina. In the background you can see the tower of the convent of San Francis, topped by a wind statue (Giraldillo) in the same fashion than the Giralda tower in Seville. In the second picture, you can see the three arched Romanesque bridge over the Cock river, one of the most scenic corners in town.

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  • Aristocratic manors

    Molina de Aragón Favorites

    A number of small rural palaces can still be admired in Molina that belonged to the aristocratic families that ruled these lands. Of these, the Lara family is the most outstanding.

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Alcalá del Jùcar

  • rooves of alcala

    Alcalá del Jùcar Favorites

    As soon as you approach the slope of the river Jucar canyon, you have stunning views of the the picturesque houses of alcala from above.

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  • Troglodyte dwellings

    Alcalá del Jùcar Favorites

    The rocks to which Alcala clings are full of natural grottoes and tunnels. Like in many parts of Spain, the inhabitants of Alcala del Jucar have learned the advantages of living in caves: comfortable and stable temperature all year round and a cozy and unique atmosphere.

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  • Agro Nights in the Cave

    Alcalá del Jùcar Nightlife

    Normally you do not expect a great night life in such a lost and small locality. However Alcala del Jucar boasts one of the weirdest venues I have ever seen. A large section of the grottoes and tunnels that cross the canyon have been transformed into a bizarre combination of cafe - discotheque - museum, that really deserves a visit even if you are...

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La Calzada de Calatrava

Jávea

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  • Fraud

    Jávea Warnings and Dangers

    Javea Bay Villas Unauthorised to hire certain villas but still very willing to take your deposit and run! Do not deal with Sally Taylor. Do not pay her through pppay as you may never see your money again.

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  • Javea Market

    Jávea Shopping

    Every Thursday Javea has a market in the Town area. It's usually quite busy in the summer months and tricky to find a parking spot!There's everything here from Leather, jewellery to sweets and fruit! Lots of the stalls will haggle, especially those that don't display their prices.

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  • Not the best place for a thrilling night...

    Jávea Nightlife

    Javea doesn't have a huge selection of nightclubs or discos. Usually things don't start to get going until the early hours of the morning.The Arenal area is probably the best place to look for a good selection of bars and restaurants. There is also the Moli Blanc nightclub nearer town on the Cabo de la Nao road.Out of season lots of the bars and...

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Ciudad Real

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  • la zurra and pandorga - last 3 days in...

    Ciudad Real Things to Do

    La zurra is the start to a great few days in ciudad real. The festival is on the last 3 days in July. Basically you go to a park with your friends and make a massive bowl of drink usually consisting of wine, lemonade, coca cola, sugar and lemon. From this you drink and throw the drink over anyone. There is live music playing throughout this and...

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  • Hotel Guadiana Ciudad Real

    Ciudad Real Hotels

    Guadiana 36, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, 13002, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Daimiel

    Ciudad Real Things to Do

    It seems that most of the people that stay in Daimiel, do it because the proximity to the National Park (as we did LOL), and there is a big publicity campaign promoting that also people should visit the city of Daimiel. I will not say it is an spectacular one, but It deserve a visit, it will only take you a couple of hours to enjoy the few churches...

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Gascueña de Bornova

  • Car to Gascuena

    Gascueña de Bornova Transportation

    The only way of acceding to these villages is by means of car, the distance are approximately 132 Kms from Madrid or 82 Kms from Guadalajara city.It is important to have the deposit full of petrol, the gas station nearby it is not less than fifty kilometres

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  • Sierra del Alto Rey - Guadalajara

    Gascueña de Bornova Things to Do

    Between Gascuena de Bornova and Pradena de Atienza, to two kilometres and a half of the first one, one finds a path put up signs with the letters A R of blue painting, of which it splits the way towards the top, after three hours of way it comes near up to the hermitage that crowns the mountain.Hermitage of the High Saint King of the Majesty, the...

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Atienza

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  • To Walk around Castle

    Atienza Things to Do

    For this municipality crosses the Historical - cultural and Tourist Route of the " CAMINO DEL CID " Declared villa " HISTORICAL - ARTISTIC " of SpainVisit Churches:• Santa María del Rey (S.XI)• La Trinidad (S XIII, transformed in XVI)• San Gil (Siglo XII)• San Bartolomé (S. XIII)• San Juán del Mercado (S. XII)• Iglesia del Salvador)• Ermita de...

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  • Iglesia de San Juan

    Atienza Things to Do

    Here is a picture of the church nave.The church - full name: Iglesia de San Juan Bautista Renacentista - is from the 16th century.

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  • Museo de Arte Religioso de Atienza

    Atienza Things to Do

    On this church from the XII century - formerly Iglesia de San Gil - is now the museum of religious art.The museum, which was inaugerated in 1991, has a entry fee of something around 2 euro(?), is relatively small. But beside the religious art there is also an unexpected rich number of fossils and other findings from the region from older times.So...

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