The town of Belmonte is located just 150 km from Madrid, 95 km from Cuenca and 155 km from Toledo. Visiting this very special town is a trip back in time to the 15th century. You can enjoy numerous tourist spots of great cultural and historical value.
Gothic-Mudejar Castle of Belmonte
An impressive castle built in 1456 that undoubtedly transports us to those times. Go inside and discover. It was declared a historical-artistic monument belonging to the National Artistic Treasure.
Collegiate Church of Saint Bartholomew
It is the most important religious building and has been declared of Cultural Interest. It was built in the 15th century, on the remains of a Visigothic sanctuary from the 5th century. With a mostly Gothic style, the Puerta del Sol and Puerta de los Perdones stand out. A must-see in Belmonte!
The Chinchilla Gate
It is the oldest door! And the best?... that still preserves the original structure. Countless figures in history have passed through it, of which the Catholic Monarchs stand out in 1488. In the upper part there was a small chapel with the image of the Virgen de la Guía from the 18th century and it came from the hermitage of Santa Ana , to protect travelers at the crossroads. Both hermitage and the virgin disappeared in the French invasion.
Getting carried away in the charming streets of the Old Town of this town with so much history is a great plan.
In Belmonte it has three mills on a hill to the north of the city. The mills are still standing and retain that rustic essence. The most famous of the three Belmonte windmills is the “El Puntal” mill, the interior can be visited as it still retains its original machinery.
Don Quixote Route of La Mancha
Visit the towns where the famous Quixote runs through the most outstanding literary work of Spanish literature. Whether you have read it or not, this route is ideal for exploring and discovering the La Mancha region, its history, heritage, landscape and gastronomy.