Ossa de Montiel is a town located in Albacete and that still treasures much of its charm during times past, such as its narrow streets and whitewashed facades.. Nestled in the heart of La Mancha, is gaining followers and acquaintances thanks to its beautiful Natural Park of Las Lagunas de Ruidera. further, is included within the section 2 of the Quixote Route.
The privilege of being surrounded in a quality natural environment results in a huge number of arguments to visit this beautiful town as well as being very well connected to the road and has huge accommodation.
Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park
Las Lagunas de Ruidera is the most beautiful wetland in all of Spain. Up to fifteen comprise it located between the provinces of Albacete and Ciudad Real. Its lagoon formations are staggered and linked by streams and waterfalls. It is an important humid area with 27 kilometers of excavated valley in length has a slope of 120 meters.
These waters, notably rich in carbonates, due to the thousands of precipitations throughout history, have formed huge natural dams that give rise to spectacular waterfalls between one lagoon and another. Together with Croatia it represents the best lake formation due to the accumulation of calcium carbonate (toba.) further, Lagunas de Ruidera comprises an enormous wealth of flora and fauna with more than 250 species of vertebrates that live there.
Continuing in Las Lagunas de Ruidera, there is the Montesinos cave of natural origin. It is a karst cavity of 18 meters deep, with a bottom through which the water circulates, originated by the dissolution of the limestone rock that predominates in the natural park. The route, known for appearing in the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, has the status of a good of cultural interest in the category of historical site.
Quebrada del Toro
To end in the Natural Park, we can enjoy the Quebrada del Toro. It is a natural formation of extraordinary relevance, located on the edge of the cliffs that surround the Laguna de San Pedro is constituted by a huge crack in the mountain of seismic origin, about 400 meters long 5 meters of average width and 25-30 maximum depth meters, recently adapted for tourism and easily accessible. In its one-hour tour we can also find small caves that start from inside to end at the famous viewpoint of the Laguna de San Pedro.
Santa Magdalena Parish Church
This church is a temple of Gothic construction from the beginning of the 16th century consisting of a rectangular plan, transverse diaphragm arches, Mudejar wooden roof and high choir at the feet supported by pillars. On the outside, the façade is finished off in a curious belfry and the portal opens in a semicircular arch.
Castle of Muslim origin, built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, that passed into Christian hands after the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212. It is a castle of military type and destiny, with walled enclosure, of which today only remains of a tower and part of the wall remain.
But like the Cueva de Montesinos the greatest importance of the castle is perhaps the literary, since around the castle are the oldest medieval romances that are known, the romances of “Rosafrida” and of “Fontefrida”: Rosaflorida is the owner of the castle, in love with the noble Montesinos, and Fontefrida is the fountain at the entrance of the castle.
So things, With visits to different monuments in the town of Osseo, you will find the opportunity to have an excellent gastronomic experience in the Scorching restaurant Los Batanes, in which they are specialists in grilled meats and also have a privileged natural environment.