Exquisite gastronomy of La Mancha brought up to date
The menu of the Restaurant of the Parador de Almagro is a reflection of the rich and varied regional cuisine of La Mancha. Among the specialities you will be able to taste Manchegan stews, the popular aubergines from Almagro, delicious roasted lamb, suckling lamb chops and magnificent La Mancha D.O. cheeses.
A refectory amidst landscaped courtyards
The Restaurant of the Parador de Almagro is located in the former 16th-century Franciscan convent of Santa Catalina between two pleasant landscaped courtyards. In this bright refectory you can try the most traditional regional dishes of La Mancha: migas del pastor (fried breadcrumbs), gachas (a gruel-like dish served with different toppings), duelos y quebrantos, Manchegan pisto.
Type of kitchen
Migas del Pastor (fried breadcrumbs), Manchegan gachas, duelos y quebrantos (scrambled ham, black pudding and bacon), asadillo salad, Manchegan pisto, suckling lamb chops, Orden de Calatrava cod, Manchegan bizcochada (typical dessert).
The inside will surprise you with its characteristic blue beams, in addition to the tiles with geometric patterns that are present in both the rooms and the common areas. It has a courtyard surrounded by stone columns and a swimming pool in which to cool off during the hot summer days of La Mancha.
Culture, art and tradition come together in this city, which has been declared a Historical-Artistic Site. Its main attraction is the 17th-century Corral de Comedias, where Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina staged their plays. It remains active and is very busy throughout the year, especially in July, when the International Classical Theatre Festival is held. Almagro is also home to the National Theatre Museum.
The best way to explore Almagro is to lose yourself in its narrow streets. The Church of San Agustín, the Fúcares Palace, and the Convent of Asunción de Calatrava are some of the most characteristic historical buildings in the city. If you have time for an excursion to the surrounding areas, don't miss the Tablas de Daimiel National Park.