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Spanish in Ciudad Real

La Casuca

This longtime local favourite has an uncluttered new look with light wood decor, plus modern artwork and (too) bright lighting. The food remains reliably good with daily menus that concentrate on local dishes. You c…
Tapas in Ciudad Real

El Ventero

The vast menu of raciones (large tapas servings) includes salmorejo (thick garlicky gazpacho), almoronía (similar to ratatouille topped with cheese) and perdiz roja (partridge in a sherry sauce); the quality is a li…
Museum in Ciudad Real

Museo del Quijote y Biblioteca Cervantina

For true Don Quijote fans, this museum is worth perusing for its audiovisual show – a humorous 3D invocation of the book – and old printing presses and theatre props. It also functions as a Cervantes library, stocke…
Church in Ciudad Real

Iglesia de San Pedro

Of the handful of churches in town, the most striking is the 14th-century Gothic Iglesia de San Pedro, with its three-part facade and three naves within, plus star-shaped vaults and a gleaming and elaborate 15th-cen…