Castile-La-ManchaLa Mancha is a natural and historical region orgreater comarca located on an arid but fertile,elevated plateau of central Spain, south of Madrid,stretching between the Montes de Toledo and thewestern spurs of the Serrania de Cuenca.
The FlagThe coat of arms of Castile–La Mancha is based on the flagof the region.
Facts• Castilla - La Mancha, located at the very center of the Iberian peninsula, is dominated by an extense tableland, although there are mountainous landscapes too.
Places to visitAlarcon - an extremely well preserved fortified village. Its castle is now amagnificent 4* parador.Alcala del Jucar - set in a circle of the river Jucar the village houses rise upabove each other set into the white cliff behind them. Have a drink in one ofthe bars inside caves in the cliff.Alcaraz - has a lovely Renaissance Plaza Mayor with two towers.Almagro - a wonderful old town with a fully preserved 16 th century open airtheatre which is still used today. Visit in July for the towns theatre festival.
Food•El Asadillo – roasted red peppers cut into pieces, dressed with garlic,tomato and oil.•El Salpicon – minced veal with onion, tomato, garlic, parsley and pepper
Festival and celebrationsCorpus Christi - May/June - ToledoOne of Spains most dramatic Corpus Christi processions. The cathedralmonstance is paraded in the streets..Mora Olive Festival28th-30th AprilThe town of Mora, proud owner of some Spains richest olivegroves, dedicates the last weekend in April to its Fiesta de Olivo (OliveFestival).
SportsSpain’s football league is one of the best in the world. The league is morecompetitive and has the best players in the world. The second half of centuryis dominated by foot ball in Spain.