Albacete Mini Guide
What’s it all About, Albacete?
Albacete city is located in a south-eastern Spanish province of the same name, where the economy is predominantly industrial and exceptionally service-orientated. It is probably best known for its blades in the form of knives, daggers and scissors. If you decide to fly home with a souvenir of your visit, don't forget the strict hand-baggage rules! The purpose of making a trip there is more likely to be for business or education-related purposes than for recreation and there are some nice hotels to cater for a comfortable stay.
What are my Travel Options?
Albacete Airport is at Los Llanos Air Base, where flights are only via Barcelona Airport
and several occasional seasonal routes. The city has exceptional highway and rail links, making flights and transfers from either Madrid or even Valencia
a more accessible alternative. To get around most conveniently upon landing, you are probably going to want to hire a car and Rhino can offer some great cost-effective options for driving in comfort and style.
What's There to do in my Free Time?
The city has a colourful history dating back to the 13th century, evidenced by some interesting architecture. During down time you might want to take in a visit to the museum or the cathedral.
Being host to a large University campus brings a vibrant social scene with clubs, bars and restaurants serving tapas and other gastronomic delights. If you'd like to indulge in popular regional dishes, visit Tascas de la Feria during the summer months and you won't be disappointed.
There are also a number of vineyards in the locale, great for some down time whilst enjoying the countryside and a glass or two of the local.
The city is now marketing itself for golfing breaks following the popularity of similar breaks to the courses of the south of Spain. Hit less by the economic downturn in travel to Spain, Albacete hopes to bring some much needed revenue to the city through encouraging middle class travellers to the region.