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The Annual Feria de Albacete

The Annual Feria de Albacete

Albacete is known for this.  Food, parties, and this massive festival event that brings people into town from all over Spain.  It happens every September and has been going on for a really long time. In fact, 2010 marked the 300th year that Albacete has been putting on this amazing two-week party, the Feria de […]

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Chinchilla. Castilla-La Mancha. Spain.

Chinchilla. Castilla-La Mancha. Spain.

Chinchilla is only 10 minutes from Albacete, nestled in the center of Castilla La Mancha.  There, a castle looms high on a hill with the village cascading down from it sort of like an over frosted cake in the sun.  It’s pretty impressive at first glance, but then, these “castle on a hill” villages are […]

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Almansa, Spain in Castilla-La Mancha

Once upon a time there was a castle  on a little hill in Spain pretty much out in the middle of nowhere which is quite typical for many of these castle-on-a-hill types in Spain…  You’ll find this one in Almansa about 90 minutes south of Valencia on the way to Albacete in the province of […]

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Albacete. Castilla La Mancha.

Albacete  holds a place on several “worst places to visit in Spain” lists including some created by Spanish travel sources as well.  Really.  I’ve seen the lists.  It’s there.  If you mention Albacete to Spanish you’ll either get a look of sympathy that you have been there, a look of shock that you’d ever think […]

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Alcalá del Júcar in Castilla La Mancha, Spain

One hour 45 minutes from Valencia.  50 minutes from Albacete. The Júcar river has carved out a narrow valley here amongst these limestone cliffs where many people have created cave dwellings by carving into the cliffs themselves.  In Alcalá del Júcar, these dwellings begin on one side of the crag and continue all the way […]

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