First stop of the day; Alburquerque
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Alburqueque is located in the foothills of the Sierra de San Pedro Mountains. The landscape of the municipality is covered with cork oaks, the basis of a strong cork production industry. Its historic quarter has the Property of Cultural Interest designation.
Old Alburquerque is presided over by the medieval castle, Luna (13th - 15th century), from which the tribute tower and Seven Peaks towers stand out. Other nearby localities can be seen from it on a clear day. At its feet, occupying half of the hillside, the 15th century Mudejar Santa María del Mercado Parish Church. Inside, the highlight is the main altarpiece dating from the 16th century.
Among the monumental heritage of the village, the Las Reliquias Chapel (Gothic, 13th century) and the San Mateo Church (16th century) should be mentioned.
we drove around for a wild in the very narrow streets and getting to where we wanted was not the most easy thing in the world as many of the streets were one way and very short, so you never knew where you got out again. The town was fairly busy given the fact that was located where it was. There were few parking spots and it took a while before I found a parking near the cafe where we wanted a cup of coffee.
In a place like this they only speak Spanish but they make fabulous coffee and they have newspapers and the centerpeice is naturally the TV so everyone can know the same truth.