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What to see in Almagro

Declared a Historical-Artistic Site in 1972, the origins of this small city date back to prehistory, although it is not very clear when the first settlements occurred. However, today it is known for its numerous monuments or historical buildings and for cultural events such as the famous Almagro Classical Theater Festival. If your idea is to go see it, don’t miss this post in which we tell you what you can’t miss. Let’s go there!

What to see in Almagro

Plaza Mayor de Almagro

Probably, when someone talks about Almagro, the first thing that comes to mind is its beautiful Plaza Mayor. It is in the heart of the old town and stands out for its parallel, glazed galleries in the Central European style and its rectangular but irregular shape that make it unique in Spain. Prohibited in 1785, until that date bullfights were held and its galleries for public use served as stands.

Corral de Comedias de Almagro

Built in 1628 by Leonardo de Oviedo and rediscovered by the Almagro City Council later, it seems incredible that this theater is preserved almost perfectly, despite its restorations. Since the 17th century and until today, it has been active and thousands of theatrical performances have been given in its guts, making it the most complete and probably the most important comedy corral in Spain today.

Convent of the Asunción de Calatrava de Almagro

The construction of this convent ended in 1544 and was financed in part by Gutierre de Padilla. Inhabited by Calatrava nuns and, later, by friars, in 1836 it became part of the State. The cloister of this building, in Renaissance style, was built with sandstone and shafts of Macael marble. The sizes deserve a special mention since they are very detailed.

Fúcares de Almagro Palace

dates back to the 16th century and its origin, curiously, was not to be a palace itself, but rather a warehouse to store the mercury transported from the Almadén mines. This building with a brick façade and Toledo masonry is currently occupied by the Popular University.

In addition to these monuments, which are the most important, there is much more to see in Almagro, such as, among others, the Church of San Agustín, the National Theater Museum, the old Renaissance University or the ethnographic museum.

On the outskirts, leaving Almagro, there are 2 National Parks, the Cabañeros National Park and the Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park, and a natural park, the Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park. There are also numerous towns such as Villanueva de los Infantes, Campo de Criptana, Calzada de Calatrava or Daimiel.

If you want to enjoy Almagro, we recommend sleeping in our Manuela Hotel, accommodation with all the comforts you may need and with a restaurant where you can enjoy exceptional La Mancha and traditional cuisine, bordering the Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park, already so only 25 minutes from Almagro.

Don’t miss anything there is to see in Almagro!

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