HIGHLIGHTS: La Mancha, land of the plains, land of knights errant and vassals, offers you the opportunity to discover it on this journey. You begin your travels in Oropesa, where you can explore the 16th-century Jesuit School, Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Church (15th-century), and the New Palace (15th-century).
HIGHLIGHTS: When you arrive in the city, you cannot help but be amazed by the beauty it displays. This unique urban setting is presided over by the castle, which is home to the Parador. Highlights of the town include the cathedral, Main Square (Plaza Mayor), House of the Doncel, the facade of the Clarisas de Santiago (nuns of the Order of Saint Clare), San Vicente Parish Church and Santa Maria Parish Church. There are squares and streets to discover, to explore, to travel back to a splendorous past in the perfect city from which to set off through the lands of La Mancha, the land of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
HIGHLIGHTS: The magical city of Cuenca awaits you, with its incredible Hanging Houses (Casas Colgadas), cathedral, San Miguel Church, San Pedro Church, Descalzas Convent and San Nicolas, among other fascinating monuments. Discover the beauty of the nearby Enchanted City (Ciudad Encantada), where stone comes to life. The Museum of Abstract Art will appeal greatly to art lovers. And for the curious of mind, what better than a visit to the Castile-La Mancha Museum of Sciences and the provincial archeological museum.
HIGHLIGHTS: The largest city in Castile-La Mancha awaits you at its Parador, which resembles a typical La Mancha estate. In the city, you can visit the interesting Municipal Archeological Museum or walk along the streets of a city which truly knows how to appreciate the small things in life. Near the Parador, you will find Chinchilla de Montearagon. It is well worth the effort to climb up to the castle to look out over La Mancha and the plains. Other interesting visits include Alcala del Jucar and the Alcaraz y Segura Mountains.
HIGHLIGHTS: This delightful white town awaits us on the La Mancha plain, like a ship rising up amidst a sea of flatlands. The city has a number of interesting sites, including the Fucares Storehouse, the famous Corral de Comedias (an open-air theater), the extremely lovely Main Square (Plaza Mayor) and the National Theater Museum. Also noteworthy are the many large homes and palaces which you will come across in various parts of the town. This area is also famous for itīs splenedid wines and wineries which can be visited.
HIGHLIGHTS: This is an ideal spot to end your tour of La Mancha where you can rest and relax. Close to Manzanares you will find lovely natural spots such as the Ruidera Lakes Natural Park; a system of lagoons that occupies and area of 25km and the Tablas de Daimiel National Park. The latter is an important bird reserve, a protected area where visitors can discover nature in all its vibrant life. You can also visit the famous windmills of la Mancha which feature in Don Quixote and a variety of wineries.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The route begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday.
Neither the dates of your stay, nor the Parador hotels, nor the itinerary may be altered or changed during the route.
This route and rates are not valid for groups.
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7 nights in Parador hotels shown with private bathroom.