This is one of the towns from the province of Albacete that welcomes more visitors each year and, no wonder, since it has a great variety of elements which have made this place a Historic-Artistic Heritage Grouping.
Located at less than 65 Km from the capital, which means that if you would like to visit the city, it won't take you very long. Also, this place is formed by five smaller districts that you can also visit, and where some of the most relevant sights of this region are located, such as Tolosa o La Gila. Of all these places, Alacalá is the most populated one.
A place of unique beauty within this region, it mixes nature with its historical heritage in a perfect combination, allowing tourists, the surroundings of the river Júcar, or the many monuments and spots that have been witnessed the history of this place.
And if there is something for which Alcalá de Júcar is famous, that is tourism which is, next to agriculture, one of the main economic activities of this region. For this reason, the number of visits this town has received has increased in the last few years, resulting in a great tourist offer mainly aimed at rural tourists, offering them such quality service that those who come for the first time always want to repeat. Also, on the cultural side, you will find many options for adventure tourism, in the area which make this a perfect destination for family groups.
This town is also home to many secrets and curious aspects that we would like to show you in order to make your stay even more exciting.
At a distance of approximately 1,5 Km from the center, where found many years ago the molar remains of three big vertebrate species, which lead investigators to think that millions of years ago, rhinoceros, antelopes, and mastodons might have lived in this area.
Another curiosity from this town are the natural rock caves that have been perfectly preserved until nowadays, providing us with a very unique and peculiar sight.
And if you want more, we also recommend visiting some of the most relevant spots from this town.
Considered the most beautiful town of Castilla La Mancha, its territory hides in it many secrets such as the Arab castle from the 13th century, which has been rebuilt several times, located at the highest peak of the town, overwatching everything from above.
Another of Alcalá de Júcar's most emblematic monument is the Roman-looking bridge, that connects the outer, mor modern parts of the town with the old town. From there, and at one side of the river, you will encounter the chapel of San Lorenzo, which has also undergone several modifications, after it collapsed many years ago.
To wrap it up, the Plaza de Toros of this town is one of the oldest ones in Spain, and will surely impress you with how it looks, very much like a Roman amphitheatre, a true beauty as well as one of the most peculiar sights you will find in Spain.
If you are planning a trip to this area, you must learn a bit about its climate, which is considered local steppe. This is not a very rainy region, except if you are coming here in October, where you might encounter a stormor two. And as for the weather in summer, it is usually very warm, especially in July, when temperatures of 30ºC are reached.
And, in order to explore Alcalá de Júcar in its entirety, you cannot forget to try the local gastronomy, which consists mainly in meats and vegetables. Fresh and natural produce with which the most delicious dishes are elaborated.
And if there is an element that we recommend trying if you are coming to visit during Christmas, those are Nuégados, a sweet dessert elaborated using honey and walnuts, between two wafers.
And amongst the most popular ones are 'gazpachos manchegos' or 'potaje de ajo', very typical from Easter.
And if you have everything ready you only need to choose your route; there are many different ways you can come to Alcalá de Júcar, depending on your choice of transport.
If you are going by car, regardless of where you are departing from, you won't have any problems to reach this place if you do so by the state road.
You can also choose coming here by train, since the closest train station is Los Llanos, in Albacete, which is a little more than 40 Km away from Alcalá.
Another option is taking the bus, since there is a bus station at the center of Alcalá de Júcar, where buses from different provinces arrive.