The Province of Ciudad Real

The Province of Ciudad Real is located within the southwestern side of the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha, towards the central area of the country. This province is home of about 484.350 inhabitants and about an eighth portion of that amount live in the capital of Ciudad Real. This is a very interesting destination, one which those tourists who visit this region of Spain should always try to meet.

This province counts on a great amount of interesting antique constructions as well as a very tranquil and relaxing environment. Those visitors who enjoy green areas, farms, open fresh air, and being in touch with nature would be able to have a great time while meeting Ciudad Real.

Ciudad Real was founded as a Province during the 13th century by Alfonso X of Castile. This area has gone through several interesting historical events, such as per example the Peninsular War during beginnings of the 19th century and which has left its marks through some constructions and monuments spread in the province.

An important part of the economy of Ciudad Real is based on its agriculture due to the fact that it counts on very fertile lands. Besides this, Ciudad Real also produces several derivates from their agricultural harvests, in such a way that export many different goods to several other cities and provinces.

There are several interesting spots to visit while being in Ciudad Real. Among these interesting spots there is, per example, the Museo Provincial de Ciudad Real, the Corral de Comedias, the Catedral de Santa María del Prado, the Parque Natural de las Lagunas de Ruidera, the Parque Nacional de Cabañeros, and the Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel among others.

The Museo Provincial de Ciudad Real, or the National Museum of Ciudad Real, is one of the major attractions in this city as well as in the surroundings. This museum exhibits a unique archeological collection surrounded by a construction which dates from the 15th century. This collection consists on historical elements and objects collected within this province and the surrounded the region, such as, per example, paintings from Manuel López Villaseñor or an antique Christ made from ivory.