Welcome to Almagro
The theatre and pickled aubergines are Almagro’s improbable bedfellows. Almagro is to the theatre what Seville is to flamenco, the spiritual home of the art – at least in Spain – courtesy of its 'golden age' playhouse (Spain’s oldest) and all-encompassing theatre museum. Not that you have to be a thespian to appreciate the place. The diminutive town, which gained importance during the Reconquista, might have been designed with 21st-century tourists in mind. Everything of note is a short, traffic-free stroll from its cobbled nexus, Plaza Mayor. Its warped, green-trimmed edifices (below which tapas bars ply the local pickled aubergines) might have you asking: is this the handsomest square in Spain?