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Albacete

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

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Albacete is the largest city in Castilla-La Mancha in terms of population, with almost 165,000 inhabitants. Although it is located within the central Meseta at the heart of the region of La Mancha de Montearagón, the city abounds in greenery, on the squares, in the gardens,? and in its parks. One of the more popular ones is Abelardo Sánchez Park, which acts as a green lung in the heart of the city, stretching over an area of nearly 28 acres. Albacete benefits from the tranquillity of the region of La Mancha, but offers the liveliness that is characteristic of a university city (it has over 8,000 students). This explains the 13 libraries, a cinema with 25 screens, several art galleries, 3 theatres, etc. Besides, let's not forget that Albacete is the city of knives. It is therefore endowed with a museum dedicated to cutlery, as well as many shops selling enough knives and cutlery sets for a whole lifetime. Do not miss out on the gothic-style Church of San Pedro, Toledo Gate, a listed monument dating from the 14th century, or the Church of Santiago, the city's oldest church that dates from the 13th century. The city's main festivals are La Pandorga, a procession that attracts quite the crowds, and the festival of the Virgin of the Prado. These 2 major events should be experienced with the people of Albacete.

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