This is a feature from Issue 14 of Charitable Traveller. Click to read more from this issue.
A visit to Cuenca, with its fascinating Hanging Houses, should be first on your list. The city also has some of the oldest examples of cave art in Spain and, as part of the over 700 examples found across the Mediterranean Iberian Basin, the rock art has been awarded UNESCO World heritage protection.
The natural wealth of Castile La Mancha is undeniable. In stats, it’s two national parks, seven natural parks, and six river reserves. Serrania de Cuenca Natural Park has majestic rock formations and trails through its 73,000 hectares, and one of the must-see places in this unique enclave is this, the source of the Cuervo River.
How would you like to be able to visit the most famous giants of the Quixote? The giants in Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote story were, in reality, nothing more than beautiful windmills. Some of the mills in Campo di Criptana date from the 16th Century.
Christians, Muslims, and Jewish people lived side by side for centuries and left their mark in toledo. Followers of the three religions have shaped Toledo into one of Spain’s most interesting cities, and you’ll find a Gothic cathedral, a 10th-century mosque, and two synagogues in the space of a few metres.