Category Archive: Castilla La Mancha

Lavender fields of La Mancha

When most people imagine rolling fields of fragrant lavender, they are thinking of France – but it may surprise you to know that the same experience is available just one hour from Madrid. Here, sun-drenched fields of lavender lie among the forests of the Guadalajara region of La Mancha. The Lavender Festival The area is […]

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Jewish heritage in Spain: Castile

The Jewish community in Spain was once among the most prosperous in the world, and its heritage, dating back as far as the 10th century, can be seen in the monuments and Jewish quarters that remain all over the country. The regions of Castile are among those with the richest Jewish heritage. If your group […]

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The Saffron Rose Festival of Consuegra

Spain is famous for its cuisine, which varies widely across the country but is based in all parts on the freshest local ingredients. However, one ingredient stands out from the rest: saffron. These bright red-orange threads were widely sought after throughout history since Roman times, and Spanish saffron has always been considered the best in […]

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Castles of Castile: A journey to the Middle Ages

Modern Spain cannot be separated from its history – especially in a land that it dotted with towering castles, spired cathedrals and medieval fortresses. These imposing relics of the past can be found all over the country, but nowhere can one feel more transported through time than in the regions of Castile. In this enchanting […]

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City Portrait: Toledo

Known in the Middle Ages as the ‘City of Three Cultures’, Toledo is a place where Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities peacefully coexisted. This unique cultural synthesis is modern Toledo’s biggest attraction – the city has an architectural offering that few can match. With arched mosques, Sephardic synagogues and Gothic cathedrals – as well as […]

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Toledo: A pairing of culture and gastronomy

The city of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, is located on a rocky hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha, in the very heart of Spain and just 70 kilometers from Madrid. With its stunning churches, synagogues, mosques, city walls, bridges and towers, Toledo bears a beauty and cultural richness that […]

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Celebrating Spain’s most iconic author: Miguel de Cervantes

Among Spain’s rich literary history, one author stands out from all the rest: Miguel de Cervantes, creator of the 16th century masterpiece Don Quixote. Cervantes authored many poems, plays and novels that are considered today to be classics, but Don Quixote is as iconic of Spanish culture as flamenco and red wine. 2016 marks the […]

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