Places of interest in Albacete you cannot miss
If you know how to make the most of your holiday time, you don’t need that many days to create great memories. With that in mind, if you have decided to visit the most populated city of Castilla-La Mancha, it’s in your best interests to find out everything you can see here during your stay. Architectural treasures, nature, green spaces, museums, nightlife… You will promptly realise there are tons of options, with the added appeal of the traditional festivities, if you happen to drop by during the course of some special occasion. Today we are going to show you plenty of reasons for visiting this incredible city. Enjoy a few days in a cheap hotel in Albacete, and keep the rest of your budget to walk along its streets. Delight your eyes in the great historic heritage, and indulge your stomach with the magnificent cuisine of the area.
Great architectural treasures
The Saint John the Baptist Cathedral is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Albacete. Its building started in the 16th century, but it wasn’t finished until the 20th century. As a consequence, the eclectic combination of styles it integrates leaves all visitors awestruck. Moreover, during your tour you shouldn’t forget about the Encarnación Monastery, dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries and boasting a Renaissance cloister, which nowadays has been transformed into the Cultural Centre “La Asunción”.
Civil construction has also left an imposing legacy in the city. If you decide to spend a few days in a cheap hotel in Albacete, make sure you pay a visit to the Posada del Rosario. It’s a unique testimony of the different inns that existed here in the past, and as of now its interior holds a university library. As for Baroque-style buildings, the only remaining civil construction there is is the Casa de Perona and its Levantine-style dome. Some of the other places of interest in Albacete are the Old City Council and the Fairground.
Incredible green spaces for walks
Undoubtedly, the park par excellence in Albacete is the Abelardo Sánchez park, which is also considered to be the ‘green lung’ of the city. This park has a total area of 11 hectares you can get lost in, and it’s home to the Regional Museum of Albacete. Another interesting option is to visit the Jardinillos park alongside the Paseo de la Feria, for it is the smallest and the oldest one in the city. Inside the park you will be able to see the Caseta de los Jardinillos.
And of course we mustn’t forget the Botanical Gardens of Castilla-La Mancha, located near the university campus. It has a total area of 7 hectares. The design of the park integrates within itself elements of the physical and agricultural environment, as well as different species and vegetal communities of the region.
Museums: taking a look at Albacete’s identity
One of the most identifying characteristics of the city is the cutlery craft. For that reason, the Albacete officials created the Municipal Museum of Cutlery, putting together a tour throughout some of the most representative pieces of the 16th century. Here you will find a rich exhibition of knives and blades, highlighting the importance of this craft in the region of Albacete. If you stay for a few days in the city, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to become an expert concerning everything in the art of blades.
You can also visit the Municipal Museum, located in the Old City Council. At this museum you will find a permanent collection, which has popular international artworks; paintings owned by the City Council, as well as temporary exhibitions.
Here ends our small tour by some of the many places of interest Albacete has. AS you can see, this charming city of Castilla-La Mancha can certainly give its visitors a rich offer in culture. Don’t wait any longer and book a cheap hotel in Albacete to spend a few fantastic days!