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Visit the Museo Elisa Cendrero - Elisa Cendrero Museum

Contact Address:
Calle  Toledo, 11 13001  
Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)
Tel. +34 926227462 


 Contact Address:
Calle Toledo, 11 13001 Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)
Tel. +34 926227462

The heritage of the Cendrero family
This museum is located in the same building as the Municipal Historical Museum-Archive.

Its rooms house some of the items on loan from the Cendrero family, which include a splendid collection of fans from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as well as an array of furniture and 19th-century paintings.


Museo Diocesano - Diocesan Museum

Contact Address:
Calle  Caballeros, 7 13001  
Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)
Tel. +34 926250250  / Fax +34 926251258 

Religious art
The exhibition is in the old Episcopal Palace, and displays an important selection of the artistic-historic heritage of the diocese.

The museum comprises three rooms, displaying images and paintings from the 13th-16th centuries, choir books from the 16th century and liturgical adornments from the 17th and 18th centuries. There is also a room dedicated entirely to the Baroque style, with works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The objects you can see include missals from Uclés Monastery and a stunning Easter statue called “La Santa Cena” (The Sacred Supper).

 Information for visits

Timetables: Tuesday to Friday, 11am-2pm. Saturdays, 10am-Midday. Closed: Mondays, Sundays and public holidays, and 1 July-31 August.

Entry fee:
Free admission.

Services: Guided tours by prior arrangement.

Admission prices and hours may vary at different times of the year.

Museo Provincial de Ciudad Real - Ciudad Real

 Provincial Museum
Contact Address:
Calle Prado, 4 13001 Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)
Tel. +34 926226896 Tel. +34 926226541 / Fax +34 926255304
Archaeology and painting
This museum is located in Hernán Pérez del Pulgar House, a stately 15th-century residence.
It has an extensive, important archaeological collection, which includes Iberian remains from the Alarcos hill site, Roman mosaics from Alcázar de San Juan and the door from the old Ciudad Real synagogue. The section on Natural Science contains fossil remains. The museum also exhibits sculptures and paintings by artists such as Gregorio Prieto and Antonio López, along with other artists from the La Mancha region, such as Manuel López-Villaseñor.
Provincial Museum.
Museum subject matter: Archaeology.

Information for visits
Timetables: 1 July to 31 August, Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-2pm. 1 September to 30 June, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm and 5-8pm. Sundays, 10am-2pm. Closed: Mondays and public holidays.

Entry fee:
Free admission.

Museo del Quijote - Don Quixote Museum

Contact Address:
Ronda  de Alarcos, s/n 13002  
Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)
Tel. +34 926200457 
The universal Don Quixote
This museum combines art and multimedia exhibits in tribute to the immortal character created by Miguel de Cervantes.
The different exhibitions in the centre are dedicated to Cervantes' famous novel, Don Quixote. Here you can see a montage in which 10 characters from the novel have a conversation. There are also ten or so paintings on Cervantes-related topics by José Jiménez Aranda, one of the best 19th-century illustrators of Don Quixote One of the rooms recreates the atmosphere of a Madrid printing press at the beginning of the 17th century - this is when the first printed edition of the book was produced; in another there is a short multimedia montage about the novel. Furthermore, the museum library has a major collection of books on Cervantes-related topics comprising 3,500 volumes.

Information for visits

Timetables: 1 July to 31 August, Monday-Sunday, 9am-2pm. 1 September to 30 June, Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm and 5-8pm. Sundays, 10am-2pm. Closed: public holidays.

Entry fee:
Free admission.
Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel
Useful information
Apdo.  Correos, 3 13250 Tel. +34 926693118 /Fax 926693118
Bird paradise
The Park forms an exceptional and unique ecosystem, called wetlands, formed by the overflows of the rivers in their middle sections, that cause great pools. it great ecological worth is the bird life that uses this area in winter and for nesting, thereby creating a whole area of water birds.
Tablas de Daimiel formed as the result of overflows at the confluence of the rivers Guadiana and Cigüela, a fact favoured by the slight slope of the land. The Wetlands are strategically located on the migratory routes of many species of birds, that use the area to rest, and even spend the winter. The water birds are the absolute protagonists of the Park. They include the great crested grebe, the common grebe, black-necked grebe, herons, egrets, and all kinds of Iberian ducks. In the Wetlands numerous aquatic flowers grow.. Some grow underwater (like the horwart or musk grass), float (such pondweed) and emerging (cladium mariscum, reed and rush).

Type of area: National Park

Surface: 1.928 Hectares

Information for visits…

You can get to the Park from Ciudad Real on the N-420 and from Manzanares on the N-430. Eleven kilometres outside of the town of Daimiel, take a signposted turn off to the Park's Visitor Centre.

Natural assets
Tablas de Daimiel is Spain's best example of the wetland ecosystem . Its ecological attraction lies in the bird life that winters and nests here.

Cultural surroundings
The Wetlands sprawl through the towns of Daimiel and Villarrubia de los Ojos.

Parque Nacional de Cabañeros
 Useful information

Tel. +34 9267832.97 /Fax +34 926783297

Iberian meadow fauna
Cabañeros National Park is noted for its rich fauna, that includes a considerable number of endemic species.

The lush pastures, mountain ranges and massifs covered in forests and Mediterranean scrub, make this landscape particularly beautiful. It is also the habitat of very important fauna, mainly consisting of birds (black vulture, Iberian eagle, golden eagle). Cabañeros is also a land of large mammals (45 species). It is easy to spot the red deer, wild boar or roe deer.
Type of area: National Park

Surface: 40.856 Hectares

Information for visits…
The best way to get your visit underway is to make for one of the visitor centres, where you can obtain leaflets and information on the Park. Access to visitor centres is free. The main centre is Casa Palillos, 5 kilometres from Pueblonuevo de Bullaque. There are guided tours available. Book by telephone on +34 926783297. There are also tours in 4x4 vehicles. Book on +34 926775384.

Natural assets
Cabañeros combines Mediterranean landscape with some areas of Atlantic vegetation; thus, for example, we find pastures, holm oak or cork oak groves and scrub. The fauna in the park is very rich, and boasts several endemic species. Here live almost 200 species of birds and large mammals.

Cultural surroundings
You can visit the different towns on the vast La Mancha plain, where examples of artistic and monumental heritage abound




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