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About Albacete

The city of Albacete is located in the southeast of the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha. Albacete or "Al-basit" (the name given by the Moors) offers a wide range of spectacular contrasts in the land known, at home and abroad, as the native home of Don Quixote.

Its numerous historical monuments reflect a long history of commerce. Worth mentioning are the variety of marvellous Modernist style buildings situated along the "calle Ancha" (Ancha Street), one of the city's main streets, the Pasaje de Lodares, the fantastic Museo de la Cuchillería (Knife Museum), one of Europe's three existing museums and home of valuable knife collections, the "Teatro Circo de Albacete" (Albacete Circus Theatre), one of the few remaining theatres of this type in Europe, and the Albacete Fair Centre, a typical Manchego type building used exclusively for the Albacete Fair held in September, from 7th to 17th.

Calle Ancha   Pasaje Lodares   Museo de la Cuchillería   Teatro Circo

For those interested in spending a day out, a visit to Albacete’s ancient medieval centre, situated in the nearby town of Chinchilla, is a must. We would also mention organized tourist routes, such as the El Quijote Route with visits to the origin of the River Mundo and the Lagunas de Ruidera, considered one of Spain's most important wetland areas. Other places worth visiting are the impressive villages of Alcalá del Júcar, Ayna, or Alcaraz, to name a few. And for those looking for sun and sea, Albacete is just an hour away from the Levante and Murcia beaches.

For more information:

Welcome to Spain - Albacete
Invest in Albacete
Townhall of Albacete
Get Albacete Audio Guide from Google Play
Get Albacete Audio Guide from iTunes

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