Castilla-La Mancha Travel Guide

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Castilla-La Mancha Highlights

  • Pro
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     Everything, food, culture, history 

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     Weather can be damp and rainy in spring and fall. 

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     Cuenca por AVE 

Map of Castilla-La Mancha









Alcalá del Jùcar




Puerto Lápice


Talavera de la Reina


Campo de Criptana






Ciudad Real




La Calzada de Calatrava


Chinchilla de Monte Aragón




Torre del Burgo










Ríofrío del Llano


Padilla de Hita


Molina de Aragón


Málaga del Fresno


Parque Nacional de Las Tablas de Daimiel




Fuentes de la Alcarria


Espinoso del Rey


Espinosa de Henares






Casas de los Pinos




See all 675 Toledo Tips


See all 213 Cuenca Tips
  • Ciudad Encantada

    Cuenca Sports & Outdoors

    This is a very easy and interesting trail, for a short walk. Located a few kilometers out of town, this is very well signposted and prepared to people of all ages. The appreciation of the many shapes of the rock formations advise a calm walk.

  • Parador de Cuenca

    Cuenca Hotels

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

  • Still the hanging houses

    Cuenca Things to Do

    In a previous tip I wrote that the best angle to see the hanging houses was from the bridge. Yes. it is!Tito went there, and brought a couple of new photos that confirm the common idea. We missed that angle, but it's about time for the youngsters to help the old guys, isn't it?



See all 17 Albacete Tips
  • Knife making museum

    Albacete Things to Do

    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,...

  • Santa Isabel Hotel

    Albacete Hotels

    Avda. Gregorio Arcos, Albacete, 02007, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Cervantes House

    Albacete Things to Do

    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!



See all 28 Consuegra Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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...



See all 16 Valdepeñas Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...


Puerto Lápice

See all 22 Puerto Lápice Tips
  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Plaza Mayor

    Puerto Lápice Things to Do

    The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de la Constitucion as it is also known is off the main street. There are two storey arcades painted reddish brown (or Ochra) looking out onto the cobblestone courtyard which becomes a meeting area for locals and a rest area for passing tourists.


Talavera de la Reina

Campo de Criptana

  • on a hill above the town are many...

    Campo de Criptana Things to Do

    It is said that Consuegra with its dozen windmills is the most photogenic or impressive of all the windmill spots - but Campo de Criptana's collection of 10 or so makes an impressive visit also!The sun was setting when I got here which meant I had less light than I would have preferred but the next day on another clear blue sunny Spanish day when I...

  • By Car

    Campo de Criptana Transportation

    Campo de Criptana is about 150 kms. south of Madrid. From this city, take road A-4 to Puerto Lápice, then turn left to Alcázar de San Juan and Campo de Criptana.Or check:...

  • General Info

    Campo de Criptana Favorites

    Tourism OfficeBarbero, 3913610 Campo de Criptana (Ciudad Real)España/Spain- Tel.: (+34) 926 56 39 31- Fax: (+34) 926 56 22 31- Internet: E mail:



See all 18 Almagro Tips
  • 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).

  • 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



See all 4 Jávea Tips
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...


Ciudad Real

See all 9 Ciudad Real Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 10 Alarcón Tips
  • Jucar ravine walk.

    Alarcón Things to Do

    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 onesA map of walks can be obtained at the tourist office where they speak English and French.

  • Hotel Spa Villa de Alarcón

    Alarcón Hotels

    Plaza de la Autonomía , , Castile-La Mancha, 16214

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Empty streets.

    Alarcón Things to Do

    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...


La Calzada de Calatrava

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