Very close to El Toboso, native place of Dulcinea, windmills of Campo de Criptana and Alcazar de San Juan, we find Belmonte and its imposing medieval castle very famous for the medieval fights world cup and its annual medieval festival.
The best suggestion for a good relax is the magnificent Hotel Spa Palacio del Infante Don Juan Manuel, a beautiful palace of the XIV century. We have collaborated in the upgrading and furnishing of this place with the purpose to create an unique atmosphere for your getaways.
The Palace was the first fortress of Belmonte, that was commissioned by Don Juan Manuel in 1323 on the ruins of an old visigothic building. This is the place where Don Juan Pacheco (first marquis of Villena) ordered the building of the current Belmonte castle.
The second marquis of Villena, Don Diego López Pacheco, changed it into a convent, that´s why in 1499 he ordered to move the nuns of Santa Catalina de Sena from La Alberca (Salamanca) to Belmonte (Cuenca), staying in the palace until 1960.
We don´t find any better place to enjoy La Mancha and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the second part of The Quixote.
Inside the walls of this building steeped in history, we find this wonderful hotel, restaurant and spa with the more modern facilities for smart getaways, events and celebrations.