Top 10 Things to do Good for Big Groups in Castile-La Mancha, Castile-La Mancha

May 16, 2022 Nicolette Lion

Castile-La Mancha, a Spanish land of craggy cliffs, golden fields and red soil, produces savory Manchego cheese, olives, saffron and more than its share of mystery. Chase the enduring legend of Don Quixote among the windmills of Campo de Criptana. Pass through the Bisagra Gate to experience the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site that pays stylistic tribute to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures. In Guadalajara, palaces and Baroque churches capture the imagination.
Restaurants in Castile-La Mancha

1. Parque Natural del Alto Tajo

Guadalajara Spain http://areasprotegidas.castillalamancha.es/rap/espacios-naturales-protegidos/enp-parque-natural/parque-natural-del-alto-tajo
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5.0 based on 104 reviews

Parque Natural del Alto Tajo

2. Casco Historico de Toledo

Toledo Spain +34 925 26 54 19 http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/379
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5.0 based on 1,702 reviews

Casco Historico de Toledo

Reviewed By duomo2 - Taunton, United Kingdom

Beautiful city, definitely worth a day trip from Madrid, the train was only half an hour. Everything is so well preserved and really clean, it was like an authentic theme park, if that makes sense, in that you are completely transported to a different world. Lots of narrow winding streets and beautiful buildings, absolutely stunning.

3. Catedral Primada

Calle del Cardenal Cisneros 1, 45002 Toledo Spain +34 925 22 22 41 [email protected] http://www.catedralprimada.es/catedral/primada/eng/
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4.5 based on 9,539 reviews

Catedral Primada

One of the most imposing cathedrals in Spain, and a superb example of Gothic architecture.

Reviewed By Illiterati - St. George, United States

This may have been the most mind-blowing edifice I have ever been in. We stepped through the front entrance and were immediately overwhelmed with awe (even though this was the list day of several days of awe inspiring sites), and then we realized that all we were seeing was still only seeing one portion of all it entailed. The audio tour was very interesting, just the right amount of detail.

4. Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol

Calle Canonigos s/n Casas Colgadas, 16001 Cuenca Spain +34 969 21 29 83 [email protected] http://www.march.es/arte/cuenca/index.aspx?l=2
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4.5 based on 1,007 reviews

Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol

The Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca exhibits a permanent collection of 129 paintings and sculptures by Spanish artists of the Abstract Generation of the 1950s and 60s (Millares, Tàpies, Sempere, Torner, Rueda, Zóbel, Saura, among some thirty other artists), as well as other artists from the 1980s and 90s.In 1980, the founder of the Museum, Fernando Zóbel, donated its collection to the Fundación Juan March, which then incorporated it into its own collection. Situated in the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) of the city of Cuenca, in a late-fifteenth-century medieval building, property of the city, the Museum has undergone various renovations and, in 1994, inaugurated its galleries for temporary exhibitions.

Reviewed By JosephineF999 - Cartagena, Spain

This is one of the best modern art galleries we have visited. The collection is not large but each piece shouts quality. It is very well laid out with plenty of space for each exhibit, and many very interesting pieces. The collection is housed in one of the hanging houses in the old town of Cuenca, which adds to its interest. There was no entry charge, but we would willingly have paid. It was such a treat.

5. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, 45002 Toledo Spain +34 925 22 38 02 http://www.sanjuandelosreyes.org
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4.5 based on 2,386 reviews

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Reviewed By FJGonzalezG - Bethesda, United States

Toledo’s San Juan de los Reyes monastery is beautiful and rich in history. Built in the Isabelline style (a transition between late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture, with decorative influences of Castilian, Flemish, and Mudéjar styles), the church has a long nave with side chapels. The interior is decorated with the coats of arms of the Catholic Monarchs. The beautiful cloister has a lovely garden. Make sure you walk around the small square on the northern side of the monastery to get a good view of the manacles and shackles hanging from the granite walls, as ordered by Queen Isabella in 1494, which had been worn by Christian prisoners held by the Moors in Granada. The monastery is said to have been founded by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the late 15th century to commemorate the birth of their son and their victory at the Battle of Toro. Construction began in 1477 and was completed in 1504. At first, the Catholic Monarchs intended to house their mausoleum at the monastery, but later chose Granada as their resting place, after its reconquest in 1492.

6. Catedral De Cuenca

Plaza Mayor, 16001 Cuenca Spain +34 649 69 36 00 [email protected] http://www.catedralcuenca.es
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4.5 based on 1,944 reviews

Catedral De Cuenca

Reviewed By 588phis - Bangkok, Thailand

This is a very interesting cathedral to visit. The external architecture is of Medieval style and has intricate carvings. The highlights inside include the choir and organs, the main chapel, the Main Sacristy, the Deep Chapel and the Jamete Arch. The admission staff provided us a map with the highlights of the cathedral and free audio guide, which were helpful for us to understand the history behind the different parts of the Cathedral. There was also a tower, which you can go up, near the exit of the cathedral. It is about a four storey climb and you can see the surrounding area at the top.

7. Lagunas de Ruidera

Ruidera Spain +34 660 04 54 30 [email protected] http://www.lagunasderuidera.net
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4.5 based on 715 reviews

Lagunas de Ruidera

8. Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)

Puente de San Pablo, Cuenca Spain http://www.turismocastillalamancha.es/patrimonio/puente-de-san-pablo-29864/visita
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4.5 based on 2,093 reviews

Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)

Reviewed By Terry061

Great view of the hanging houses and the Parador. A must visit when you visit Cuenca. From the bridge you get a good feeling of how high perched the old town of Cuenca actually is.

9. Rio Mundo Headwaters

Ctra. de Riopar a Siles, S/N Villaverde de Guadalimar, Riopar Spain +34 646 51 04 08 http://www.riomundo.org
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4.5 based on 625 reviews

Rio Mundo Headwaters

10. Palacio del Infantado

Plaza Caidos en La Guerra Civil 13, 19001 Guadalajara Spain +34 949 21 33 01 http://www.guadalajara.es/es/turismo/organiza-tu-viaje/horarios-de-visita/actividad-economica/palacio-infantado.html
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4.5 based on 390 reviews

Palacio del Infantado

Reviewed By 983ruthw - Vienna, Austria

The Palacio del Infantado is easily reachable with the C2 from Madrid and is on the same line as the UNESCO university town of Alcala. However, you need to either walk 20 minutes plus into town or find a bus since there where no taxis at the train station when I arrived. The palace and Guadalajara make a great half day trip since the architecture is so unusual and the churches and the city has a fascinating history which has clear Moor influences.

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