I just booked a spring holiday in the central Spanish Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha, a region that, if for no other reason, is beloved around the world for being the home of fictional Spanish gentleman Don Quixote.
However, beyond Cervantes, Castile-La Mancha has so very much to offer visitors, by way of historic and monumental cities like Toledo, fabulous events like the annual classical theater festival in stunning Almagro, picturesque small towns, famed natural parks like Las Tablas de Daimiel and Parque Nacional los Cabañeros, and much more. And let’s not forget the gastronomy… oh, yes… there is fantastic gastronomy.
Manchego cheese, saffron, purple garlic, pickled eggplant, and a huge range of wines are just some of the gastronomic delights that await you in this vast and varied region. Learn more about touring its flavors, sights and culture in the article On the Manchego Trail. Through lands of cheese and saffron, on Foods and Wines from Spain.