Alarcón is a beautiful medieval village, set on the rocky surroundings of the River Júcar in Cuenca, about an hour and a half drive from Madrid.
The walled village, its castle, churches andstone-built houses blend in with the surrounding landscape and winding river, providing the visitor with outstanding views and complete peace and quiet.
you arrive, park your car in thecarpark at the foot of the village, and stroll
around the small, narrow village streets, savouring the peace and quiet. It is
difficult to find a more peaceful, unspoilt village than Alarcon, although in
recent years Alarcón has started to attract more tourists and a new hotel currently
being built next to the parador suggests that its isolated charm may be about
to be challenged.
The gorge of the River Júcar provides some outstanding walks. Look out for eagles and other birds of prey nesting in the craggy sides of the gorge.
Treat yourselves to a night in Alcarcón Parador, set within Alcorcón Castle, to make this a truly magic visit to rural Spain.
|Other useful links|
|Travel guides to Spain|
|Guide to Alicante||Guide to Almeria|
|Guide to Avila||Guide to Barcelona|
|Guide to Caceres||Guide to Castellon|
|Guide to Cuenca||Guide to Girona|
|Guide to Guipuzcoa||Guide to Lerida|
|Guide to Murcia||Guide to Tarragona|
|Guide to Valencia||Guide to Zamora|