- Capital: Toledo.
- Area: 79,463 km²
- Provinces 5: Guadalajara, Toledo, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Albacete
Above photo Alcalá del Júcar, in the province of Albacete Photo: Turismo de Castilla-La Mancha
Castilla la Mancha is well known as the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote the novel ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha‘. These large open plains of central Spain are home to the immortalized windmills.
The world’s largest vineyards, Manchego (sheep’s) cheese, sunflowers and saffron are perhaps more talked about from this area than the absolutelt stunning nature within its territory
- Near Cuenca, is a wooded and mountainous zone where the source of the river Cuervo creates an unusual green oasis.
- The Ciudad Encantada is a fascinating maze of eroded rock formations that really are enchanting.
- Near Ciudad Real are natural lagoons that are linked by waterfalls creating a beautiful landscape.
- There is the outstanding ecological marsh land of Las Tablas de Daimiel, an important stopping-off place for migratory and wintering waterfowl.In addition are the Montes de Toledo. Each of these offering a different landscape and habitat.
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1 Hayedo de Tejera Negra
2 Barranco del rio dulce
3 Alto Tajo
4 National Park of Cabañeros
5 National Park of Tablas de Daimiel
6 Lagunas de Ruidera
7 Calares del Rio Mundo y Sima
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