"Corral de Comedias" teatro, Almagro"Corral de Comedias" teatro, Almagro

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Almagro is a small town of 9,000 inhabitants, which has a rich history, illustrated by its monuments and in particular its Plaza Mayor, one of the most singular of Spain. On one of its sides, you can see the "Comedias Corral" outdoor theatre (17th century): the Almagro Theatre Festival made it really famous.

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Almagro owes its rich heritage to the Calatrava Knights. Indeed, this Cisterian monk-soldiers order had its headquarters in the town from 1222 to the 15th century.

The economic development of the city is linked to the Almaden mines.

Almagro was the capital of the La Mancha province on the 18th century.

The theatre was re-discovered by chance in 1954 during works in a modest inn. This 17th century open-air theatre has been beautifully restored. This is the only subsisting corral in Spain.

It was built in 1628 and its surface originally was twice as today’s one. The use of the theatre was prohibited in the 18th century and it fell into decrepitude until its rediscovery in 1954.

A festival is taking place there in July.
http://www.corraldecomedias.com/def...

For Spanish speaking people and theatre enthusiasts, a theatre Museum shows old texts and costumes. On screens, you can follow many plays.

Adress : Gran Maestre 2, at the corner of Plaza Mayor.

A tip to sleep: 

Hospederia en el Asuncion, plaza Egido de Calatrava Saint +34 926 882 087

Hotel in a former convent, with spacious double rooms between 34 and 40 € It is also a very pleasant restaurant.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 
  • Opening from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm (October to March)
  • 5 pm to 8 pm (April to June and September)
  • 6 pm to 8 pm (July and August)
  • Sundays, from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Closed : Mondays, 24th, 25th, 31st December and 1st January.

Guided visits : Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Visit duration: 

1/2 h

Entry fees: 

General : 2,50 €
Reduced : 2.00 €
Guided visits : 3.50 € (General) and 3 € (reduced)

Contact: 

Plaza Mayor, 18, 13270
Almagro (Ciudad Real)
Tel : +34 926 861 539
http://www.festivaldealmagro.com/