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Gastronomic events

In Ciudad Real, different festivals are organised to celebrate this variety of cuisine, that dots its calendar throughout the year. Some of these events include:

The regional ham-cutter championship: The best cured ham cutters in the region will go to the Antiguo Casino de Ciudad Real, where visitors can taste their creations and find out who will be the best ham cutter in Castilla-La Mancha.


  Antiguo Casino 

Real Food: during the celebration of these gastronomic days, we invite you to participate in its conferences, workshops and show cooking of reputable national chefs.


Madrid Fusion: Ciudad Real travels to Madrid, within the space of Tasting Spain, to present our rich hunting cuisine and its link with Cervantes and Don Quixote.


The “Encuentro de Pasiones” (Easter): During these intensively traditional days, it is possible to enjoy tapas and traditional vigil dishes along with holy treats. 

    March – April 

  Different bars and establishments in the city

The Film-Inspired Nocturnal Snacks and Drinks Route: This celebration coincides with the Annual Castilla-La Mancha Film Festival. During it, the city offers different snacks and cocktails inspired by films at different bars and nocturnal establishments in the city.


Different bars and nocturnal establishments in the city

FENAVIN: National Wine Fair that brings together professionals from the wine sector to boost their business.


Noche Blanca Cervantina: This is a night with a special atmosphere for enjoying Ciudad Real, along with its bars, tapas and cuisine.

    First Friday of June

  Different shops, bars and nocturnal establishments in the city

Alphonsine Cuisine Days: during these days, Ciudad Real uses its cuisine to go back to the time of its founding, with dishes, tapas and servings inspired by 13th century cooking.


  Different bars and establishments in the city

Pandorga: festival declared of Regional Tourist Interest, with the multitudinous Limoná Contest (July 30), with and without alcohol, and the popular invitation to limoná and puñao (roasted chickpeas) by the Pandorgo.

   30th and 31st of July

Tapearte Ciudad Real: During this event, tapas dominate the local cuisine. The visitor will be able to enjoy excellent tapas paired with the best wines from the region, and will be able to vote for your favourite ones.


  Different bars and establishments in the city

New Year’s “Migas” Festival: This celebration is centred around eating traditional migas or cooked breadcrumbs and is organised by the Federación de Peñas “Alarcos” of Ciudad Real.

    31st of December

   Plaza de los Mercedarios