Argamasilla De Alba Tourism

Argamasilla de Alba is a municipality in the Province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It has a population of 6,791. Cervantes refers to Argamasilla in a mocking way, no doubt because of its name ("argamasilla" means "mortar") at the end of Don Quijote Part I. (Argamasilla de Alba has never had academicians of any type, contrary to the joke found there.) According to local legend, not accepted by modern Cervantes scholars,Cervantes was held prisoner here and refers to the place in the prologue to Don Quixote, in which he was "engendered in a jail". (Modern Cervantes scholars believe this is a reference to Cervantes' well-documented imprisonment in the Cárcel Real of Seville.) The town tourist and cultural office is located in a rebuilt house, the "Casa de Medrano", which contains beneath the "Cave of Medrano", in which Cervantes' imprisonment allegedly took place. In the nineteenth century, Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch had a printing press set up in the cave and printed there an edition of Don Quijote. The Asociación de Cervantistas held its annual meeting in Argamasilla de Alba in 1995, and a second meeting in 2005. es:José María Casasayas, founder of the Asociación de Cervantes, delivered in 1999 a paper in which he proposed that Don Quijote's town in Part I was Argamasilla de Alba, but in Part II, internal evidence suggests it was Argamasilla de Calatrava, a confusion deliberately created by Cervantes.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Argamasilla De Alba in Spain. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Argamasilla De Alba like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Madrid, Spain. Attractions in Madrid include Museo Nacional Del Prado, Parque Del Retiro, Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum. Tour packages of Argamasilla De Alba are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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  • How safe is Argamasilla De Alba for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Argamasilla De Alba.

    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 97.06 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Argamasilla De Alba

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.49 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.53 USD

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