Our origins, fortress that watches from the Cerro del Águila the passage of time and the evolution of Almansa. It is a must-see for every tourist who visits the city. Its walls keep the passage of time and its privelegiadas views allow a unique panoramic view of the city.
The origins of Almansa Castle date back to the late eleventh century, although its profile must have been very different from the present, being able to be a watchtower or a fortified enclosure similar to a small citadel, being possible that the oldest existing walls at lower levels are from this time.
Church of the Assumption
Imposing visual reference in front of the Plaza de Santa Maria. A must-see when touring the historic center of Almansa. At its feet the main events of the city take place. In its interior the Patron Saint of the city, Our Lady of Bethlehem, presides over the High Altar.
The Church of the Assumption is the result of several constructive stages, from the XVI to the XIX century, which allows to admire elements of all the artistic styles present in that period: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical.
Casa Grande Town Hall
Monumental palace that is currently being rehabilitated as the seat of the City Hall. Walking through its interior patios is a rest for the visitor who can find a corner of peace in the center of the city.
The current town hall is located in an old Renaissance palace, known as the Palace of the Counts of Cirat, although it is also known as “Casa Grande”. Its construction dates back to 1575, as indicated by an inscription on the façade.
Augustinian Nuns Convent
The Convent of the Augustinian Nuns is located in a privileged area of the historic center, the Plaza San Agustín, where the ancestral homes of the Enríquez de Navarra and Galiano families are located, as well as the Casa de Cultura.
The Church of the Assumption is the result of several stages of construction, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, which allows to admire elements of all artistic styles present in that period: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical.
The Almansa Reservoir is in a basin where wadis and streams converge, it does not regulate any river. Between 1530 and 1538 a masonry wall was built to contain the strong floods caused by rain. Later, during the reign of Felipe II, between 1584 and 1586, a new, more solid dam was built. On its façade is carved the crown that reads: Soli Deo honor et glotia 1584 (Only to God the honor and glory 1584).
This work of hydraulic engineering was a pioneer in Europe and is currently one of the oldest in Spain in use. It is also an observatory of biodiversity and a center of attraction for ecological tourism.