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Guide to Almagro

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Guide to Almagro – Introduction

With it’s quaint centre and spell-binding Plaza Mayor, Almagro is a lovely little stop off point for exploring southern Castilla La Mancha. Remains have been found to suggest that Almagro has been inhabitated since the Bronze age, for a town of such litle significance now, Almagro undoubtedly held a great deal of sway for centuries. It’s golden period was in the 17th and 18th century whilst under the patronage of Philip V and his exchequer, who made Almagro capital of La Mancha and hence attracting a number of well-to-do merchants and bankers to the town. Much of Almagro’s pretty architecture was erected during this prosperous period.

Guide to Almagro – Don’t Miss

  1. Have a drink in the wonderfully unique Plaza Mayor, with it’s green panelled appearance thanks to a sucession of rich patrons leaving their mark on the town.
  2. Try to catch a performance in the antiquated Corral de Comedias – an atmospheric theatre well worth the entrance fee even if you don’t understand a word.
  3. Take a day trip out to vast expanse of bodegas around Valdepeñas and sample the local tipple.
  4. Head to Consuegra in the south east of Castilla La Mancha and enter Don Quixote country with it’s myriad of windmills.

Guide to Almagro – What to look for on the Menu

We know how tough it can be in a bar or restaurant when you’re visiting a foreign country. Here’s our guide of what local specialities to look for on the menu in Almagro.

Berenjenas – Almagro is famous for it’s delicious egg plant served in a number of ways, but mainly with oil and red peppers.

Tiznao – A dish of cod and peppers

Migas – Fried breadcrumbs often mixed with chorizo or jamon.

Queso Manchego – The local cheese, famous the world over.

Vino de Valdepeñas – The local wine, earthy and brownish-red.

Guide to Almagro – Where to Stay

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