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The best way to check the quality of products is tasting them Mancha . Only then you will succumb to the magic of its colors, the intoxication of their aromas, flavors sensuality, uniqueness of their textures.
About 20 minutes drive away from Mora, the Highway of the CM-42 Vineyards. It is in this town, where possibly more extensive olive spot on the peninsula is. They have created a tourism project called "Understanding Oil" with which gives the visitor an overview of the culture of oil from collection to packing. Catering possible pairings with oil and tastings. Mora Tourism Information Office (Tel. 925 32 20 42)
We started the walk in Madridejos, situated between the A-4 and CM-42 about 70 km from the capital, visit the Saffron and Ethnographic Museum (Info: 9220.127.116.11) in a single location the former convent of San Francisco, the work of Juan Bautista Monegro, architect and sculptor who participated in works such as the Cathedral of Toledo, the convent of Santa Clara or the Monastery of El Escorial.
We will continue our visit by Camuñas, situated where the Spanish Recolectora Saffron Company , which was the first to get the DO CEFRAN under the brand. We finish in Consuegra, where the last weekend of October, the Feast of the Rose of Saffron, declared of Tourist Interest is celebrated.
We start from Tembleque, the Plaza Mayor, built in times of Felipe IV, is one of the most beautiful of Castilla La Mancha.
Nearby is the parish church, mixture of Renaissance and Baroque.
Facing this is The Prudenciana, where you can buy artisan cheeses. (Tel 918.104.22.168.) Its factory is located a few km from the village, crossing the purest Manchego landscape: a vast plain covered with grain fields and where probably find a flock of sheep grazing.
We continue on the trail of manchego cheese towards Mora, two affiliated manufacturers DO "Mora Craftsmen Peñas Negras" can boast the only ecological Fuentidiezjos manchego cheese, (tel. 925 34 19 44).
The other O.D. It is the tradition of "Handmade Artisan Cheeses" 500 meters from the exit toward Mora Toledo (tel. 925 March 30, 15). Almonacid de Toledo arrived at the destination is the factory "Hermanos Marin Segovia" where the cheese is produced DO Source Albéitar. (Tel. 925 31 43 04).
At just 35km from Toledo, in the Valdelagua Finca, Yepes, in the valley of the Tagus, is abut the Bodega Casa del Valle , a place where they will discover that the wine is much more than wine is art, passion, work and feeling.
A unique place to enjoy very special wine tourism experiences: guided visits in different formats, games and tasting competitions, cosmetics workshops based on products derived from the grape and olive, wine and food workshops, school visits and more.
Natural heritage although hidden behind the protagonist of our capital, has a special importance in our province. Toledo is the ideal starting point for discovering these natural regions.
* Montes de Toledo Cabañeros National Park .
Large geographical area between the Tagus and Guadiana with an intricate maze of mountains, frogs (flat terrain) and flooded areas (Navas). The highest point "The Rocigalgo" (1.427m) is located in Los Navalucillos. In Cabañeros, declared a National Park in 1995, we will have option to see wild boars, lynxes, martens, polecats, foxes, ... and in the mating season (from late September and October) we can hear the "bellowing" deer. In nature we see oaks, oaks, oaks, rockrose and heather.
It would of Castilla la Mancha without its castles. Throughout the province during the Middle Ages it was home to kings and counts, which have left an extensive cultural and scenic tour.
* Route 1: Escalona - Maqueda - Talavera de la Reina -Oropesa
Castillo de Escalona, totally irregular plant for its location, is Islamic model. With D. Alvaro de Luna was achieved combining the defensive function of the building with the courtly luxury.
Castle Maqueda, was a guard post of the Romans is in the top of the population. Classic-cut, square with walls topped by battlements. Near this town is also castle Barcience.
Talavera de la Reina, there is evidence from prehistoric population. Conquered by the Muslims, he was one of the most important districts, at this time fortified lay the Alcazaba was built. Alfonso VI conquered it in 1083, reinforced the walled enclosure walls and two belts (major and minor suburbs) were added.
Castle of Oropesa, occupied by Iberians and Romans, in the Muslim period the village was built and surrounded by walls. Today the castle is a National Parador.
* Route 2: Toledo - Guadamur - Montalbán - Melque
Toledo, can not speak of castles and fortifications without talking about the capital Toledo, a sheer rock surrounded by the Tagus, has great strategic value. Doors and walls deserve a must. In times of Roman Livy he described it "Urbs parva, be crazy munitia" (small but well fortified place). Outside the walls are: Galiana Palace and the Castle of San Servando.
Guadamur, XV century fortress, with Italian influence. With great condition, it used countless times as a backdrop of movies and series. It is privately owned and can be visited on certain dates, consult information Ayto. Guadamur (Tel. 925 291 301)
San Martin de Montalban, fortress owned by the Knights Templar, is the most impressive of Castilla la Mancha. It is 7 km from the village, in a private (closed to the public Feb 1 to May 16, because that's when the imperial eagles nest). Free admission on Saturdays
Melque, monastic complex built in the seventh and eighth centuries, St. Mary of Melque has become a reference in Art History from the High Middle Ages in Spain and Europe. Admission is free with an interpretation center that makes us partakers of the origin and functionality of space.
* Route 3: Mora - Consuegra - Orgaz
Peñas Negras Castle, Mora, I am part of the dowry of Princess Zaida at her wedding with Alfonso VI. Elongated shape with two interior levels separated by a moat cut into the rock. After the Christian conquest, she was given to the Order of Santiago to defend the south of Toledo. Free access. Ayto information. Mora (Tel. 925 322 042)
Consuegra, on a small mountain range and surrounded by windmills that quote Cervantes in Don Quixote, is the castle belonging to the Order of San Juan. Open all year. Consuegra Tourist Information Office (Tel. 925 475 731)
Castillo de Orgaz, privately owned, can be visited from April 1 to November 30 on alternate Wednesdays (Information 925 317 685) has a rectangular layout with a main tower of 20 meters.