Castilla-La Mancha is a region of Spain known for its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and a wide variety of charming villages. In this article, we propose a motorhome route through some of the most iconic villages in Castilla-La Mancha. With our Piqueras campervans and motorhomes, you’ll enjoy the freedom and comfort to explore this unique region and discover its hidden treasures.
Charming Castilian-La Mancha towns
Almagro (Ciudad Real)
Our route begins in Almagro, a small village in Ciudad Real famous for its Main Square and its well-preserved Corral de Comedias, a 17th-century theatre. Stroll through its cobbled streets, visit the National Theatre Museum and enjoy the architecture of its many palaces and convents.
Villanueva de los Infantes (Ciudad Real)
We continue to Villanueva de los Infantes, a village declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Here you can admire the Main Square, surrounded by arcades and noble buildings, and the Church of San Andrés, with its impressive Baroque façade. Don’t forget to visit the Casa del Caballero del Verde Gabán, where the character of Don Quixote de la Mancha is believed to have lived.
Alcalá del Júcar (Albacete)
Our next stop is Alcalá del Júcar, a picturesque village on the banks of the Júcar River. Its houses carved into the mountainside, its Arab castle, and its Roman bridge make it a truly charming place. Additionally, you can enjoy activities such as canoeing, hiking, or simply take a relaxing stroll along the riverbank.
We venture into the province of Cuenca to visit its capital, a city declared a World Heritage Site. Cuenca is famous for its Hanging Houses, suspended over the Huécar River, and its spectacular Gothic cathedral. Don’t miss the opportunity to wander through its narrow streets and discover its most emblematic corners.
Belmonte is a charming medieval village known for its impressive castle, which was home to the famous Juana la Beltraneja. Walk along its walls, visit the Gothic church of San Bartolomé, and discover the Casa del Infante Don Juan Manuel, a Renaissance building that belonged to the local nobility.
Our route now takes us to Consuegra, where you’ll find one of the most iconic landscapes of Castilla-La Mancha: the famous windmills that Don Quixote fought in Cervantes’ celebrated novel. Climb Cerro Calderico to enjoy the spectacular views and visit the Castillo de la Muela, a 10th-century fortress that dominates the landscape.
Tembleque is another charming village in Castilla-La Mancha that you must visit. Its Baroque-style Main Square is one of the most beautiful in the region and is surrounded by arcades and houses with colourful wooden façades. Take the opportunity to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites.
Chinchilla de Montearagón (Albacete)
We continue our motorhome route through Castilla-La Mancha, arriving at Chinchilla de Montearagón, a village situated on a hill that offers stunning views of the surroundings. Wander through its narrow cobbled streets, visit the medieval castle, and admire the Church of Santa María de Alarcos, a Gothic temple with Renaissance and Baroque elements.
Our penultimate stop is Sigüenza, a village with an impressive historical and architectural heritage. Don’t miss the Cathedral of Santa María, a combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles, the medieval castle that now houses a Parador Nacional, and the Main Square, where you can enjoy a meal at one of its traditional restaurants.
We conclude our route in Alarcón, a small village that seems to be taken straight from a fairy tale. Its castle, now a Parador Nacional, dominates the landscape from atop a hill. Stroll through its narrow streets and visit the Church of San Juan Bautista, where you can admire modern frescoes by painter Jesús Mateo.
La Mancha: one of Spain’s lesser-known regions
This motorhome route through Castilla-La Mancha will allow you to get to know some of the region’s most charming villages while enjoying the freedom and comfort offered by travelling with Autocaravanas Piqueras. Each stop immerses you in a world full of history, architecture, and dreamy landscapes that you won’t forget.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to plan your adventure through Castilla-La Mancha and experience a unique and unforgettable journey!