This route is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Alcala del Jucar. The trail goes around the entire municipality and is at the foot of the Júcar River.
On the water route, one has direct access to the natural beauty that characterizes the municipality.
Also, one can carry out recreational activities, as the space is conditioned for this purpose, with rest areas and benches to sit on throughout the route.
Many other routes also offer opportunities for hiking and similar sports activities, as well as for enjoying beautiful and unique landscapes. These include the Batán trail, which is known for combining both possibilities.
St. Andrew's Church
The construction of this church was carried out during the 15th and 18th centuries. It is a Catholic temple whose genesis was during the conquest of the territory by the Christians.
This place was built based on ashlars and is made up of two semicircular arches, each in its respective door, providing entrance to the building. Its floor plan is made up of two segments, and it has two neoclassical vaults. Inside, one can see various works of a religious nature. It basically combines the Gothic style and the Neoclassical style.
Several reforms and restorations have been carried out. The most important were those carried out during 2003 and 2009. However, much of the initial style of the structure has been preserved. After all these restorations, the entrance to St. Andrew's Church has been open to the public since 2010.
The Alcala del Jucar bullring is one of the most curious and oldest in Spain.
What makes this bullring unique is its irregular shape, which resembles that of a Roman stadium. Its construction date is unknown, but it is estimated that the bullring dates back to the early 20th century. Other studies suggest that it dates from 100 years earlier.
In recent years, it has undergone various renovations to make it more practical.
Gastronomy in Alcala del Jucar
As livestock and agriculture are the two main economic activities that provide the municipality with the income to sustain itself, it is not surprising that the gastronomy of the place is characterized by the use of the products and crops typical of the area. In fact, Alcala del Jucar is popular for its production of select wines and oils.
One of the most famous dishes is the Manchego gazpacho. It is a preparation consisting of a locally produced meat stew, various spices and rye cakes that result in a divine broth. There are also the “atascaburras”, which are a preparation achieved with a mixture of potatoes, fish (preferably cod) and oil.
The “moje” also stands out. This is a preparation whose main ingredients are tomato and tuna. The first can be prepared in a bain-marie, or fried with garlic. Then the tuna and egg are placed.
Other interesting information about Alcala del Jucar
Between incredible views, myths, festivities and routes of great tourist attraction, Alcala del Jucar is a town with a lot to offer.
As a fact of interest we find the myth that surrounds the Castle of Alcala del Jucar. According to this myth, the princess who lived in the fort, seeing that her desires for love were not possible, as she loved a gentleman who had religious beliefs different from her own, decided to commit suicide by throwing herself off the cliff.
Another version of the myth surrounding the castle is that both lovers, seeing that they could not fight the power held by the princess's father, preferred to flee and live in a nearby village.
In the municipality of Alcala del Jucar, the market fairs are very famous. They offer many products that, above all, help with the touristic development of the municipality. In these fairs, craft courses are held and artistic pieces created by the inhabitants are sold. These include pieces of jewellery, paintings and many other things that represent the culture of the place.
If you want to find beautiful views, medieval streets and a castle that gives life to more than one myth, Alcala del Jucar should be your destination.