Castille-La Mancha surprise travelers with an unusual variety of landscapes, from the flat plateau of copper colored windmill fields to the abrupt beauty of its parks where wild boars, bears and other animal species live in a privileged environment. Castilla-La Mancha is divided into five provinces located at the very heart of Spain: Toledo, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Albacete. Albacete is currently comprised of the picturesque old upper town, and the new, or lower town, with buildings dating after the city become the provincial capital in 1833.
One of the most noteworthy attractions to Albacete is the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista More than 400 years of construction allow visitors to view a veritable treasure chest of architectural history.
The lodging house of the Rosario, in Tinte Street, is the most noteworthy civil work. This building has an odd construction of a mixture of styles: Gothic, Renaissance and Mudejar.
No visitor to Albacete should miss the Museum of Albacete, located in the park of Abelardo Sanchez. Built in the late 1960s, the museum owns an exceptional collection divided into three sections: Archaeology, Fine Arts and Ethnology.
The city prides in its fine restaurants. Albacete Parador is a fine restaurant that's really located in one of Albacete hotels, a country hotel, to be exact and serves traditional cuisine of the area. The owners and waiters are friendly and you are made to feel at home. Well worth the trip to this country estate. Restaurante El Callejon has a special atmosphere. Looks like a barn from the outside; it also looks like a barn inside. Well cooked food is strictly Manchega and locals flock here for their fix of gourmet local cooking. Restaurante Nuestro Bar is a tour of Spanish cuisine. The extensive menu offers a taste of all areas. The decor is basic and they have a large wine list.
Albacete is known for its quality knifes. It is a centuries old tradition and some of the brands are world famous.
There's also has a long list of Albacete hotels. Parador de Albacete is situated just outside Albacete. It is the ideal base for hunting and fishing expeditions as well as for excursions to Chinchilla Del Monte in Aragon, ancient seat of the Marquisate of Villena and to Ayna. 67 comfortable bedrooms are medium in size and nicely decorated.
They feature large windows and immaculate wood combined with the luminosity. One of the centrally located Albacete hotels is NH Albar Hotel. It is located in the commercial, financial, tourist and cultural district. It is ten minutes away from the Trade Fair and has an easy access to city's exits. The hotel provides 52 guestrooms, all equipped with modern amenities and caters to the needs of its guests.
For more options on Albacete hotels, check out the San Jose Hotel. It is located in the centre of Albacete, next to the Abelardo Sanchez Park. It is also next to the Municipal Library and near the police station. The rooms here are well equipped with a great level of comfort. The hotel has a cafeteria and a large meeting room with all the audiovisual media within reach.
Come to Albacete and discover the exceptional monumental heritage and the customs of its people.