Tarancón is a municipality and a city in the province of Cuenca, in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
Tourism and main attractions
Palace of the Dukes of Riánsares. It is the current headquarters of the City of Tarancón. Restored 19th century building, with a two-storey rectangular floor plan and an attic, it has a central courtyard with Tuscan columns, around which the rooms of the building are located.
On the outside you can see the remains of the original railings. The palace also had beautiful gardens that in the 20th century were transformed into the current Market Square. The house of the Dukes of Riánsares was also modified and few original elements have been preserved.
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, from the 16th century, with a magnificent Plateresque altarpiece that presides over the main altar. It has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Located in the neighborhood of El Castillejo, the oldest in the town. The first church dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady must have been built in the 15th century. It was a Gothic building with a single nave, with attached side chapels and a ribbed vault, which persisted until the end of the 19th century.
Arco de la Malena: it is the gateway to what was once a walled enclosure, becoming the most evident proof of this, and its origin dates back to the 11th century. At the moment it is the arch that gives entrance and precedes the Parish of the Assumption.
How to get to to?
From Cuenca 51 min (84.3 km) via A-40
From Toledo 1 hr 12 min (99.1 km) via A-40 and N-400
From Madrid 1 hr 7 min (86.7 km) via A-3
Area: 106 sq. km
GPS coordinates: 40°00′31″N 3°00′37″W
Time: Central European UTC +1, in summer +2