Pastrana and its attractions

Pastrana is a medieval town and municipality in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, 40 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital, Guadalajara.

Since 2019 Pastrana has been a part of the network The most beautiful towns in Spain.

Main attractions

Collegiate Church of Pastrana, full of baroque altarpieces, statues and shields. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.

Fuente de los Cuatro Caños, a typical environment of cultured ruralism. Built in 1588.

Ducal Palace, currently owned by the University of Alcalá.

Convent of San José, founded by Santa Teresa. The town is part of the Traces of Santa Teresa, a pilgrimage, tourist, cultural and heritage route that brings together 17 cities where Santa Teresa de Jesús left her “footprint”. The route does not have an established order or a limited time.

Convent of San Pedro, where San Juan de la Cruz founded the renewed Carmelites: museums and mystical memories.

Convent of San Francisco, with a brick façade and cloister.

Plaza del Deán, dotted with historic buildings, a reminder of the greatness of bygone times.

Convent of the Concepción Francisca.

Calle de la Palma, with its palaces of the Inquisition, Burgos, Calatrava knights and the Jewish Synagogue.

House of Moratín, where lived for long periods Leandro Fernández de Moratín, the author of El Sí de las chicas.

Plaza de la Hora, where the Doge’s Palace is located.

Plaza de Toros, one of the oldest in the province of Guadalajara, located between the old houses of the Albaicín.

Hermitage of the Remedies, Protected.

Museums

The Parish Museum, in the Collegiate Church, with a collection of 15th century Flemish tapestries.

The Carmelite Museum, in the Convent of Carmen, founded by Santa Teresa de Jesús: painting, sculpture, books, Teresian souvenirs.

The Museum of Natural History, on another floor of the convent. Stuffed animals brought by Franciscan missionaries from the Philippines and the Far East.

How to get to?

From Madrid 1 hr 23 min (86.6 km) via R-3

From Guadalajara 43 min (46.4 km) via N-320 and CM-2006

Main information

Area: 95 sq. km

GPS coordinates: 40°25′04″N 2°55′21″W

Language: Spanish

Population: 858

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1, in summer +2

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