Almagro, fidelity to history
Manchego city boasts the only "Corral of comedies" golden century and is nestled in the heart of La Mancha, It is headquarters of the Order of Calatrava
Almagro is talking about talking about history. Its streets breathe art and history that have been forging her over time. Manchego every corner of the town draws history. On the peninsula known for its loyalty to the performing arts from 1954 due to the rediscovery of the "Corral of comedies" listed as best preserved Spain and National Monument 1955. further, It is nestled in the heart of La Mancha, It is head and seat of the Order of Calatrava.
The "villa" of Almagro born from the battle of "Las Navas de Tolosa" (1212) and he was granted immunity by the IX Master of the Order of Calatrava, Fray Gonzalo Yáñez de Noboa, who confirmed 1222 King Ferdinand III. The capital of calatravos reached such strength that King Alfonso X the Wise founded, the same, Ciudad Real in 1255 to combat the great power exercised by the Order of Calatravos. The highlight of Almagro arrived in the sixteenth century, XVII and XVIII with numerous constructions and reforms as its archiconocido Corral de Comedias that preserves the original structure of the theaters of the seventeenth century.
Each summer, in July, Almagro comes together in the International Classical Theater Festival in homage to the Baroque and, specific, the Golden Age.
The Comedy Corral
It is located in the Plaza Mayor and is considered a National Monument 1955. This artistic scenario maintains the original structure of the theaters of the seventeenth century and the only full Golden Age. Nowadays, the Comedy Corral still used for the representation of works at the International Classical Theater Festival. It has a capacity of 300 people.
This romantic and beautiful "Bombonera" is a neoclassical building built in the late XIX s-where the public enjoys Italian theater. Considered from birth, back in 1865, as a great point of connection with people, He started hosting plays, zarzuelas and later began with the first film screenings. I had to have a rehabilitation program because of the carelessness of the theater and the architect Miguel Fisac was responsible for his facelift to its conclusion 2006.
In the center of the old town and rectangular in shape, somewhat irregular. It consists of two flanks with arcades of Tuscan columns in stone in two runs galleries, originally of public and open character abroad.
Is famous Plaza Mayor in origin square and later center of a trade fair, irregular rectangular and two story, inspired by the Flemish, and its famous Comedy Corral seventeenth century, the only surviving full of that era.
The palate is very wise manchego. Native eggplants with special dressing, especially, Manchego ratatouille, Pastor crumbs, vetch flour porridge, duels and breaks, are some of the most traditional dishes of the area. All this and more you can taste in Scorching de Almagro, where enjoy the best Manchego cuisine and the Campo de Calatrava, and of course their grilled meats Abrasador, where it is the only restaurant in this town recommended by the Michelin guide. Go enjoy this Brasserie Almagro, It is a safe option.