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  • Plaza Mayor square in Ciudad Real

The squares and gardens of this city in Campo de Calatrava are ideal for leisurely walks. And to make your visit even better, other ideas include sampling its delicious cheeses, and taking an excursion to the Tablas de Daimiel National Park or the Lagunas de Ruidera nature reserve.Read more...

What to see Did you know that during the Middle Ages this city was protected by four kilometres of defensive walls and 134 towers? The Puerta de Toledo –one of eight gateways that were opened in the walled enclosure– is particularly worth a visit. Ciudad Real was planned in the Gothic style by Alfonso X the Wise, the founder of the town. Highlights include the three churches, and particularly the oldest, the church of Santiago. If you look closely at its mural paintings, you'll see an apocalyptic dragon with seven heads. Other sites to visit include the cathedral of Santa María del Prado, the Plaza Mayor square, the Medrano Palace, the Regional Government Building and the Casa de Hernán López del Pulgar house. If you're interested in museums, you can visit the library and the Cervantes Museum. Gastronomy We recommend trying the wine from La Mancha accompanied with cheese, and the local dishes of 'gachas' (porridge), 'tiznao' (cod casserole) and 'pestiños' (sweet pastries). Enquire in the tourist office about the possibility of visiting a winery or taking part in cheese-making workshops. Surroundings and excursions The shrine and archaeological park of Alarcos-Calatrava with its Iberian and Roman remains is only eight kilometres away. A little further on you'll come to the lovely nature areas of Las Lagunas de Ruidera, Cabañeros and Las Tablas de Daimiel.


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Ciudad Real


Ciudad Real


Ciudad Real


Ciudad Real