Wine tourism in Alcázar de San Juan
Wine Tourism in Alcázar de San Juan
Heart of La Mancha
Alcázar de San Juan in the heart of La Mancha, is the center of the La Mancha plain due to its geographical position. A meeting point for peoples and cultures where the spirit of Don Quixote still lives
Brief History of Alcázar de San Juan
In the 16th century it became the capital of the Priory of San Juan, growing beyond the wall that had surrounded it until then and new representative buildings were constructed, such as the Nueva Parroquia de Santa Quiteria and the various convents of Santa Clara, San Francisco , San José and the Trinidad. At that time an industry stood out along with agriculture, the extraction of saltpeter and the gunpowder production in the Royal Gunpowder Factory of Alcázar de San Juan with a production that equaled the most important in the entire Iberian Peninsula. From the
second half of the 19th century, life was marked by commercial activity, winemaking and the railways. , which motivated the economic and social progress of the municipality, which has since become an important railway hub.
What to see in Alcazar de San Juan
Things to do in Alcazar de San Juan
Services in Alcázar de San Juan
How to get to Alcazar de San Juan
There are different ways to get to Alcázar de San Juan. By car there are the Andalusian Highways A4, A3 and the Autovía de los Viñedos, the CM42. To go by bus there are different companies that travel daily and connect you with Madrid, Toledo and Ciudad Real . The train is another widely used alternative, since the city has an important railway history with a large number of daily trains that connect it.