Puerto-Lápice, Spain 🇪🇸 2019

Date: 30th September 2019

Travelled: 261 kms from Córdoba to Puerto-Lápice in the province of Castille-La Mancha

Visited: Puerto-Lápice

Stayed: Puerto-Lápice municipal aire, free with all services. N39.32640, W03.48329

Budget: 113 days @ €74 per day

We leave Córdoba mid afternoon the GPS set for a free aire in Puerto-Lápice. It’s about a three hour drive north on the A4-E5. Whilst it’s a hot afternoon we are better driving than sitting around.

A couple of highway photos as we pass out of Andalucía into Castilla-La Mancha, my navigator come photographer had a little nap so not as many photos today.

Center map

Map of Puerto-Lápice, the icon on our parking spot

We arrive in Puerto-Lápice some three hours later. The village is a couple of kms off the A4-E5 around 130 kms south of Madrid. The aire is easy to find and we soon drive in to find just one other motorhome already there. It has a GB number plate and they give us a friendly wave. We are soon hooked up to power and the air-conditioning starts doing its job.

With a drink in hand we go outside to chat with Dennis and Tina until the sun has set. By then 4-5 other motorhomes have arrived.

This is Man of La-Mancha country and part of a tourist trail through the region.

We enjoy a quiet and comfortable night. Our plan is to drive on this morning but decide to walk around the village as they were kind enough to supply us with motorhome services and electricity for free.

We find this ornately decorated, but not too comfortable bench inside the Ruta de Don Quijote (below).

The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo.

A dedication to Miguel de Cervantes who wrote Don Quijote in 1605.

We go further down the village to find three bus loads of Chinese tourists fussing around the toilets and taking selfies around statues of Don Quijote. I doubt Don Quijote is required reading in Chinese high schools.

So that’s Puerto-Lápice, we walk back to the Hymer, do the services and roll out for Medinaceli…

Michael and Pam

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