MADRID 79ºF - 82ºF - UCLES 82ºF - 82ºF - CUENCA 63ºF - 63ºF - ALARCON 84ºF - 86ºF - ALMAGRO 84ºF - 88ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style Tour! In your voucher it will be indicated the point and time at which we will pick you up to start the tour. We leave around 8.30 to UCLÉS, the formidable set formed by the Castle, the Church and the Monastery, also called El Escorial de la Mancha (entrance included). It was head of the powerful Military Order of the Knights of Santiago, we will observe its combination of styles, initial Arabic and later additions of Christian origin. After that we will go to CUENCA, a city founded by the Arabs, with a very well preserved walled historic enclosure, steep cobbled streets and ruins of medieval castles. Highlights include the Cathedral of Santa María and San Julián and the Hanging Houses, which have become the icon of the city. After a walk with our guide we will have free time for lunch. We continue our way to ALARCÓN, in a pronounced sickle of the Júcar that rises on the plain and the gap of the valley the rock that supports Alarcón, viewpoint and natural defense. We walk towards the castle and the walls. We will finish our fantastic day in ALMAGRO, also closely related to the Order of Calatrava, in fact, it’s the figure represented in its shield. Its curious Plaza Mayor has a Central European style glazing that makes it unique in Spain. It also houses the popular Corral de Comedias, which has been a theater since the end of the Middle Ages (entrance included). Accommodation.
ALMAGRO 84ºF - 88ºF - VILLANUEVA DE LOS INFANTES 84ºF - 84ºF - MANZANARES 84ºF - 88ºF - PUERTO LAPICE 82ºF - 84ºF - CONSUEGRA 84ºF - 84ºF - MADRID 79ºF - 82ºF
After breakfast we head to the Sacred Convent and Castle of CALATRAVA LA NUEVA (visit included), headquarters of the Order of Calatrava, founded in the twelfth century in the Kingdom of Castile, powerful lands, villas and fortresses, we will visit its patios, towers, wineries and enjoy the views offered by the place. We continue to VILLANUEVA DE LOS INFANTES, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, spiritual focus of La Mancha in the Golden Age, where Francisco de Quevedo died. We will find a large number of buildings of great historical value that have been developed for centuries by the Military Order of Santiago and that give it its majesty. Continuation to MANZANARES, where the church of the Assumption stands out, from the sixteenth century with its beautiful plateresque façade. We can also enter the Castle of Pilas Bonas, a medieval fortress recovered for the current use. We are in the center of one of the regions that produce more wine in Spain, shall we try it? time for lunch.We continue to PUERTO LÁPICE, where we will visit the Posada de Don Quijote. According to legend, Cervantes may have been inspired here to write the passage in which the Ingenious Hidalgo is knighted. We continue our way to CONSUEGRA, which arises in the plain of La Mancha to delight us with one of the most beautiful prints of our country. Visit included to the castle of the thirteenth century, banner of the Order of San Juan de Jerusalem and headquarters of the Priory of Castile of the same order, with its 3 defensive enclosures. If something characterizes Consuegra is the image of the world-famous windmills, we will imagine the battle of Don Quixote against them and we will be able to know (tickets included) the operation of the machinery to turn wheat into flour. Arrival in the late afternoon at MADRID. End of Services. Our guide will drop you off at the end location. We hope you enjoyed your trip!
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