Castile La Mancha Discovery Guide

Overview

Recognized as one of the autonomous regions of Spain, Castile-La Mancha is one of the least populated regions in the country with just about 2 million souls inhabiting it. It covers an area of 80,000 km sq. Part of the central Spain, Castile-La Mancha shares its borders with Community of Madrid, Castile and León, Extremadura, Andalusia, Aragon and Murcia. Castile-La Mancha is mainly popular because of the well-known author Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote the novel Don Quixote. Ciudad Real in Castile-La Mancha is the place where you would still find the same windmills that Don Quixote had once tried to fight against after mistaking them for giants.

Castile-La Mancha lies on the windy and battered Iberian Plateau. It is a landlocked province of Spain and is often overlooked by the tourists. Castile-La Mancha has long been regarded as the very symbol of Spain since every item that would remind you about Spain – from the olives to Manchego cheese, can be found here.

In Toledo, the capital of Castile-La Mancha, you can find a number of different Moorish-Mudejar-Jewish buildings, many of which date back to the days when Spain was under the rule of the Moors. Toledo continues to pride itself for being the home of some of the finest architectural samples from each and every period in history, including the Gothic and Renaissance periods.

There are no airports in Castile-La Mancha. The nearest airport is in Madrid from where you can take a train or a bus to this province.
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