Castilla La Mancha Guide
Castilla La Mancha means new Castille and so called because it was retaken from the Moors at a slightly later date than the Old Castille.
The picturesque, historic town of Toledo is the region's capital. A town of very mixed cultures, it has varying landscapes from the endlessly sweeping plains of La Mancha to the soaring ruggedness of enchanting Cuenca.
Traditional gastronomy is simple fare including stews, game sausages and the famous Manchego cheese, all best accompanied by the region's excellent wines.
There are lots of interesting routes to follow here including the Ruta de Pueblos Nogros (Route of the black villages) and the 'Route of Don Quixote'.