This summer we have decided Travel through spain. Before undertaking the Santiago's road we passed three days in the province of Albacete. And you may wonder: what can be done in Albacete for three days? In this post we will show you that much more can be done than you think.
Industrial tourism in Albacete
If you had ever considered how your favorite products are manufactured, thanks to Inturmancha You will have the answer. This company is dedicated to organizing visits to companies that are active and also to visit the industrial historical heritage of La Mancha. For example, on Saturday morning we visited the factory Miguelitos Ruiz and the Torres Filoso wineries. The miguelitos from La Roda They are one of Albacete's most famous sweets. In 1951, the Ruiz family began preparing these typical sweets in their small workshop in the town of La Roda. Currently, the factory has more than 2000 square meters and in the guided tour we could discover how this cake is prepared. The traditional version is a baked puff pastry stuffed with custard and sprinkled with icing sugar. However, many other varieties such as sugar glazes and chocolate glazes are currently produced. Logically, it is essential to stop by the store before leaving. The next visit of industrial tourism what we did that morning went to the Torres Filoso winery, a winery located in the town of Villarrobledo where they have returned to their origins producing wine in a more artisanal way and on a smaller scale. There they explained the production process and the characteristics that their wines had, based on the care they give to the grapes and the cleaning. The winery also organizes wine tastings.
Hiking and swimming in the lagoons of Ruidera
Who said Albacete is a secarral? One hour from Albacete is the natural park of the lagoons of Ruidera and we move to the Albacete town of Ossa de Montiel to make a hiking route through the lagoons. The route we did was the cross route of the nuns, a six-kilometer route along which we walk along several lagoons and then we climb to the top of the nun's cross to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the lagoons. The lagoons have a turquoise color that surprises and is the ideal place to cool off from the heat in summer. There, in addition to taking a bath, you can practice water sports such as scuba diving and kayaking.
Practice adventure sports
Those who think that Albacete is all flat, are very wrong. In Albacete there is a mountain range and on Sunday morning we travel to the town of Yeste to do canyoning in the nearby Las Marinas ravine with the company Olcade Adventure The descent of ravines is a sport that consists of following the riverbed and going through slopes rappelling through waterfalls and sometimes you slide along natural stone slides towards shallow pools. As a natural water park. It is very funny, nothing complicated and it is not necessary to have an athlete's physical form to be able to pass it pipe. When returning from Yeste to Albacete you can stop at the Ayna viewpoint to remember the movie Sunrise, which is no small thing Jose Luis Cuerda, who was filmed in Albacete. Are you amanecistas? Then you can not miss the opportunity to take a picture there.
Visit Albacete city and the Cutlery Museum
The capital of Albacete is a very cuckoo city to which you can dedicate a morning, although if you dedicate a whole day, much better. One of the most surprising things about the city is the amount of historic buildings it has. One tip: when you visit the city, look up all the time to not miss the beauty of these buildings. Among the most prominent is the Diputación de Albacete, with a statue of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza welcoming, the Perona House, the Posada del Rosario and the Lodares Passage, a modernist covered passage with a glazed roof that lets the light through to illuminate the carved stone constructions. Also located in a unique building in the city is the Municipal Museum of Cutlery, an interesting museum in which we can do a historical review by the cutlery in Albacete. Here we will find razors from very different times, from the iron age to the present. We will also learn how an Albacete knife is made and we will have the opportunity to see collector's pieces. After visiting the museum, you cannot leave Albacete without buying quality knives. We visit two stores where we buy some good kitchen knives for home. The first store we visited was the Simon cutlery, a store with a lot of tradition founded in 1947. Here we could enjoy a great exhibition of knives and swords. The next store we visited was the modern one Home Arches, a store that has all kinds of household items, from knives to pans, and where we buy more accessories for our kitchen. Let Arguiñano prepare!