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Ciudad Real Monuments

Puerta de Toledo
Relics of Arab history.
This gate is all that remains of the Royal Citadel of Ciudad Real.
It dates from the 14th century. It has 6 arches (the 2 exterior ones are ogival and the 4 interior ones horseshoe shaped).It has 2 square towers, one each side of the arches, and the coat of arms of Castile can still be seen on the walls.
Plaza de la Puerta de Toledo,
Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)


Iglesia Parroquial de San Pedro
A Gothic church.
This is the oldest church in Ciudad Real and one of the most important ecclesiastical buildings in the county.
It dates from the 15th century and is in Gothic style. Inside, can be found the tomb of Chante de Coca, confessor and chaplain to the Catholic Monarchs. Its 18th-century reredos, made with tiles from Talavera de la Reina, is outstanding.
Calle General Rey, 1
Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)

Catedral de Santa María del Prado
The Cathedral of the military orders.
Its style is transitional Gothic, although it was originally a Romanesque hermitage. It has been restored several times, the most recent restoration giving it its current look.
The first remodelling occurred under the reign of Alfonso X the Wise. The southern front and the high altar reredos are of Renaissance style. The front of El Perdón, which is believed to have provided access to the church during the times of Alfonso X, is Gothic with Romanesque elements. There are several noteworthy pieces in the sacristy, as well as a number of canvases, a pix by Becerril and some excellent Baroque drawers. The new tower was completed in the 19th century and is made of four bodies carved in stone.
Jardín del Prado,
Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real)

Corral de Comedias (Almagro)
It was created as a comedy theatre and inn. It has both functions. The courtyard where the stage is situated is 300 square metres surrounded by 54 straight wooden footings with stone bases to prevent damp. It currently has capacity for 300 people and it is still used for dramatic performances within the International Festival of Classical Theatre.
Plaza Mayor, 18
Almagro (Ciudad Real)

Palacio del Marqués de Santa Cruz (El Viso del Marqués)
This is the only Italian-style palace that it is preserved in all Spain.
It was built in the 16th century. When King Felipe II saw it, he contracted the same Italian architects to make the balustrades at the El Escorial Monastery It was built at the request of Álvaro de Bazán. Nowadays it is the site of the General Marine Archive, which takes its name. The walls of its rooms are covered with mural paintings of mythological scenes. The palace is preserved in good condition except 4 towers which were destroyed by the Lisbon earthquake in the 18th century.
Calle Pradillo, 12
Viso del Marqués (Ciudad Real)

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