Route of Don Quixote

A trail that explores key spots in the life of Miguel de Cervantes and his age. Travelers can also visit locations closely linked with the author's most famous work, Don Quixote de la Mancha.

Days 1 and 2
Sunday and Monday.
La Mancha—land of plains, land of knights errant and vassals—offers you the opportunity to undertake a journey of discovery. We begin in Oropesa, where you can explore the Jesuit School (16th century), Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church (15th century) and the New Palace (15th century).
Day 3
Visitors to the city are unfailingly amazed at the beauty of this unique urban area, dominated by the castle that houses the Parador.

Places of interest include the cathedral, Plaza Mayor (Main Square), Doncel House, the façade of Clarisas de Santiago Convent, San Vicente Parish Church and Santa María Parish Church. Travel back to a magnificent past as you explore the streets and squares.
Day 4
The magical city of Cuenca beckons. Discover the Hanging Houses, cathedral, San Miguel Church and San Pedro Church, the Discalced Carmelite Convent and San Nicolás Church. Or explore the beauty of nearby Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City), where the stone itself comes to life.

The Museum of Abstract Art welcomes art lovers. And those thirsty for knowledge will find many delightful surprises at the Castile-La Mancha Museum of Science and the Archaeological Museum.
Day 5
Albacete: The largest city in Castile-La Mancha awaits, with a Parador that resembles a country estate in the regional style. Local sights include the Municipal Archaeological Museum. Or just stroll the streets of a city that certainly knows how to enjoy the little things in life.

Near the Parador is Chinchilla de Montearagón. Take advantage of the opportunity to climb up to the castle and enjoy the view of La Mancha and the plains that have made it so famous. Other locations of interest include Alcalá del Júcar and the Alcaraz y Segura Mountains.
Day 6
This white village rises up in the heart of the La Mancha plain, like a ship in the middle of a sea of flatlands. Places of interest include the Almacén de los Fucares (a 16th-century mansion), the famous Corral de Comedias open-air theater, an extremely beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square) and the National Theater Museum. The many mansions and palaces scattered around the town are also well worth a visit.
Day 7
A spot to rest and relax on this route though the lands of La Mancha. Close to Manzanares, you will find beautiful natural areas, including the Lagunas de Ruidera Nature Reserve and Tablas de Daimiel National Park. The latter is an important bird reserve, a protected area for local species where visitors can discover an active natural world.