Kirche San Salvador in La Roda
Renaissance art in its historic old town
La Roda is 35 kilometres from Albacete. Its old town, with narrow streets and ancestral houses, is outstanding. The 16th century Salvador Church has the Cultural Property designation and presides over the town. It has a beautiful Renaissance altarpiece, a wonderful exterior tower and various works of art on display in the Parish Museum. You should also see the palaces and stately houses, such as Dr. La Encina's house, the Casa del Inquisidor and Lienzo de Doña Ana, with their beautiful façades. Also worth a visit is the Antonio Martínez Museum, which will give you an insight into the town's history. Be sure to try "miguelitos", a puff pastry and cream sweet whose secret lies in careful, traditional production.