Gateway to the Shire

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A WALK THROUGH THE HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN

A perfect setting to review our history

Uclés is a real gateway to the region. Its strategic importance is maintained throughout the centuries, from the Roman, Visigoth, Arab and Almoravid civilizations and being especially key during the reconquest. As the seat of the Order of Santiago, its power relations increased and although its military power declined over time, Uclés continued to be the site of battles, as in the Napoleonic war. Architecturally, the long years of construction of the Monastery leave in its facades a rich variety of styles, plateresque, herreriano, churrigueresco, and landscaping looks at the vast sea of the spot, but from a hill of alcarria. 

AMAZING PLACES

What to visit in the region today?

Get ready to discover one of the least known regions of our country that houses authentic jewels such as the Roman city of Segóbriga (with Amphitheater, Theater, Baths and Forum); Roman mines of Lapis Specularis in Saceda del Río, in the Cave of Sanabrio, in Torrejoncillo and in Huete; or one of the best preserved mosaics of the Roman Empire in Noheda. It is also a reference of our Visigothic past, where the Visigothic city of Recópolis is located, built by Leovigild in honor of his son Recaredo.

Bust of Agrippina, mother of Nero, in Segóbriga.
Roman Circus in Segóbriga
Mosaic in the Roman Villa of Noheda
Entrance arch to the town of Uclés from the Paseo de Uclés.
Palace House in Uclés
Belmonte Castle
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Where to eat and stay

TERRACE STABLES OF THE MONASTERY

Monastery of Uclés

PERICO INN

Ratatouille and other homemade dishes in Uclés

CASA RURAL EL CUARTEL

How to get there?