Would you like to try a good gazpacho manchego in Castalla? Don’t hesitate to do so if you come to the Costa Blanca on holiday. Discover the secrets of this delicious recipe.
Why should you try the local gazpacho manchego?
Firstly, because it has nothing to do with the classic tomato, onion and cucumber. And secondly, because it is a recipe suitable for any time of the year. It is prepared as follows:
⦁ A tart is made of flour, water and salt. After kneading, it is placed on a grill. It is covered with embers to toast.
⦁ Meanwhile, prepare a mixture of rabbit, chicken, mushrooms and pebrella (an aromatic herb that gives it a very pleasant flavour).
⦁ Prepare a stir-fry of tomato, onion and green pepper. The meat is then added and stewed.
⦁ The tart is crumbled and added to the preparation.
As you’ll see, such a dish perfectly represents a mixture of the country’s different cuisine. The mixture of vegetables with the meat and the slight crunchy touch are enough to enjoy every bite.
The best gazpachos in Castalla are served separately so that you can choose what you want to eat. Would you like to try them?
Castalla, a tourist town
If you are attracted by its gazpacho, once you know what to see in Castalla , you will be sure to visit this beautiful town. Here are the key points, the rest you’ll have to discover during your trip.
Casa del Fester
It is dedicated to the Moors and Christians’ clubs. Throughout the year there are different temporary exhibitions that will give you the opportunity to learn more about Mediterranean culture and such an important tradition.
It is 780 metres above sea level. It is of Andalusian origin and includes architectural styles from the 11th to 16th centuries. Its parade ground is next to the Torre Grossa (the battlement). The state of preservation is excellent.
The convent of the Franciscan Fathers
It was built between the mid-18th century and the first decade of the 19th century. Visiting it is synonymous with travelling back in time and revisiting the history of a city that continues to care for its cultural heritage.
Hermitage of La Sang
It dates from the second half of the 13th century. Its gothic style will captivate you from the very first moment. The enlargement it underwent in the 15th century made it a must-see gem if you are a lover of art.
Church of the Assumption
It was completed in the last quarter of the 16th century by the city’s stonemasons. It is a religious building in the Catalan Gothic style. The pointed vault and the side chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its Renaissance style is its best calling card.
You and your children alike will enjoy the castle, the dolls representing different characters and the area dedicated to the West. Get ready for a unique experience that will take you back to your childhood.
Is Castalla a good place to eat?
No doubt about it. In fact, eating cheaply in Castalla is very easy. There are restaurants and inns that are firmly committed to the typical regional dishes. To gazpacho you should add rice with rabbit, pericana (cod with peppers) or borreta (potatoes with spinach and fish) among others.
If you have a sweet tooth, don’t hesitate to try the eau-de-vie rolls, almond muffins or sweet potato cakes. You’ll have a hard time choosing just one!
Where is Castalla?
In the heart of the inland mountains of the province of Alicante. It is about 70 kilometres from Benidorm. You can get there in less than an hour. The day trip is well worth it, as it allows you to discover the charms of a different city, full of magical nooks and crannies that you should explore in person.
Its culture, gastronomy and a somewhat slower pace of life than that of the coast can be the best complement to your holiday. All you have to do is plan your visit and, above all, don’t rush, as you should enjoy the experience at your own pace.
Remember that if you are coming to Benidorm, the Grand Luxor Hotel is the perfect operations base to explore the whole province and, of course, enjoy its facilities. You’ll want for nothing during your holiday. Contact us so that we can answer any questions you may have. Book now and get ready to taste the gazpacho manchego in Castalla. You won’t regret spending a few unforgettable days on the Mediterranean coast. Pack your bags and enjoy!
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