Valdepeñas is a beautiful city located in the province of Ciudad Real in Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Many sights in this city make it a great destination for a perfect getaway of historic tourism and the many wineries make this the ideal spot to get to know the Spanish wine while visiting some of them and sampling delicious wines. The best thing is that Valdepeñas is located only 35km away from the beautiful Parador de Manzanares, so you will be able to visit it by taking a daytrip from the Parador... a great adventure!
Tourism in Valdepeñas
The many interesting sights and museums of Valdepeñas are definitely worth exploring. Walking through the streets of the city, tasting the gastronomy at the many restaurants in the area or just sitting and admiring the beauty are must dos in Valdepeñas. While here you cannot miss to visit the Museum Molino de Gregorio Prieto, the Museum of wine, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and other places. First of all, stop by the office of tourism, where you can get all the information you need to make the most out of your trip to Valdepeñas.
- The Museum Molino de Gregorio Prieto is housed inside an authentic windmill and it was made with the goal of preserving these buildings. Inside there are many paintings of the famous Spanish painter Gregorio Prieto and of course, he´s art works related to windmills.
- In a former winery of Valdepeñas you will find today the Museum of wine, in which you will have the chance to get to know the Spanish wine made in Valdepeñas with designation of origin. In here you will see antique farm implements and wine machinery used in the process of wine making.
- The church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción used to be a fortress of the knights of the Order of Calatrava. Today is a national monument located in the heart of the city, exactly in the Square of Spain, in which you will admire different styles of art from different times.
- The heart of the city is the Plaza de España (Square of Spain), where you will find the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the town hall, a pretty fountain and the typical buildings with white and blue façades, a mandatory stop in Valdepeñas.
Wine in Valdepeñas
Valdepeñas is a rich wine area in Castilla La Mancha. The wines of this area have the designation of origin that controls the making process and guaranties its quality. In Valdepeñas there are many wineries and vineyards that you can visit and get to know the process of production, the history of the wine and taste some delicious samples. Whether you prefer white, pink, red, sparkling, sweet or semisweet wines, they are all available here.
Parador de Manzanares
The Parador de Manzanares is housed in a beautiful La Mancha-style building in the town of Manzanares, in the middle of some of the most stunning natural areas of Spain. In here, you will be able to relax in the natural surroundings, enjoy the swimming pool, get immersed in peace and tranquility, taste the exquisite traditional dishes of the restaurant, rest in the big and comfortable guest rooms, explore the charming Manzanares and visit the nearby villages, cities and natural areas, what else can you ask for?
Are you ready for a perfect vacations of relaxation, historic tourism, exquisite gastronomy and wine tourism? Come to the Parador de Manzanares and discover this amazing area. An amazing plan for every time of the year!