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Campsites in the Castilla-La Mancha region

Castilla-La Mancha is inextricably linked to the greatest literary figure in Spanish history, “Don Quixote”, by the writer Miguel Cervantes. If you decide to follow the “Ruta del Quijote” during your camping holiday, you will encounter the silent witnesses from this book. It is possible that from your campsite in Castilla-La Mancha you will visit the town of Consuegra. Here you will find the windmills against which Don Quixote fought. If you camp on or near the plateau of Castil ...

Campsites in the Castilla-La Mancha region

Castilla-La Mancha is inextricably linked to the greatest literary figure in Spanish history, “Don Quixote”, by the writer Miguel Cervantes. If you decide to follow the “Ruta del Quijote” during your camping holiday, you will encounter the silent witnesses from this book. It is possible that from your campsite in Castilla-La Mancha you will visit the town of Consuegra. Here you will find the windmills against which Don Quixote fought. If you camp on or near the plateau of Castilla-La Mancha, you will always be close to a castle.

Most of the castles in this area were built between the 9th and 12th centuries, during the centuries-long struggle between the Christians and the Arabs. This latter group largely populated the Iberian Peninsula between 711 and 1492 AD. Although most campers pass through the Castilla-La Mancha area in order to reach their final destination on one of the Costas, or Portugal as quickly as possible, it is well worth paying a little more attention to the area.

Climate around the campsites in Castilla-La Mancha

“La Mancha” means “dry land” in Arabic (“manxa”). It is therefore hot and dry in Castilla-La Mancha in summer. The landscape around the campsites has vast expanses of flat areas, but in many places these are interspersed by hills and mountains. Due to its geographical location, completely enclosed by high mountains, the Spanish plateau (La Meseta, 650 m) is not affected by the sea at all. Nevertheless, it is the largest wine region in the world, with more than 143,000 hectares. If you camp near here, you have a beautiful area to visit. The Valdepeñas in this area in particular have become well-known and definitely worth a visit if you are camping in the area.

Toledo, a place in Castilla-La Mancha

Campsite El Greco is very centrally located in the Castilla-La Mancha area, near the monumental town of Toledo. Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Spain, has a very rich history and was the capital of the Iberian Peninsula already in the times of the Visigoths (534-712). Also during the Moorish rule it was one of the most important cities of the Arab empire and certainly the most important in “Al Andalus”.

After this, the city experienced a heyday as an independent kingdom due to the arms manufacture, the silk and wool industry. Even today, Toledo with its Gothic cathedral is the ecclesiastical capital of Spain. Besides the cathedral, the beautiful Alcázar is definitely worth a visit if you camp at a campsite nearby.

Cities around the campsites in Castilla-La Mancha

Besides Toledo there are of course other towns near the campsites in Castilla-La Mancha that are worth a visit. Visit Cuenca, for example, with its hanging houses above the ravine and the nearby park “Ciudad Encantada”. There are beautiful squares in Damiel, La Solana and Tembleque, for example. Castilla-La Mancha as a camping destination is best visited in May/June or September/October. Then you have the most pleasant climate here and you can experience a great camping holiday. Are you camping near Guadalajara? Then visit the palace “Palacio de los Duques del Infantado”, a beautiful example of Gothic-Mudéjar architecture. Examples of almost all art styles can be found all over Spain - the art lovers among the campers will have a great time. In Sigüenza, Calatrava, Belmonte and Alarcón you will find beautiful medieval castles.

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4 recommended campings in Castilla-La Mancha

Camping El Greco is a beautifully situated campsite a few kilometers from the center of Toledo. It is a beautiful site with good facilities, lots of shade and a great place for visiting Toledo. There is a bar-restaurant and a swimming pool. The swimming pool is not free. A bus stop for transport to the city is a short d ... SHOW MORE
Camping Mirador de Cabañeros is a small terraced campsite with a magnificent view over the village of Horcajo de los Montes and its surroundings. The campsite is located near a beautiful nature reserve in the mountains. Camping El Mirador De Cabañeros is part of the Spanish camping group CAMPINGRED, which guarantees a u ... SHOW MORE
Camping Los Batanes is a very nicely maintained campsite with partly new sanitary facilities. The campsite is located in a beautiful natural park with 15 lagoons and is surrounded by mountains. The campsite has a nice large swimming pool and the campsite has a good restaurant. There are beautiful walking and cycling route ... SHOW MORE

 

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