Ciudad Real, the province and capital city, sits on the high plains of La Mancha. This is Don Quixote territory. The home of Ruta del Don Quiote’s love, Dulcimea in El Toborosa lies within the larger region. You can follow the trail of Cervantes’ hero or go to the Tablas Daimel Park. You can also choose to visit the town of Puertollano in the Valley of Alcudia. If you can, stay in Puertollano for a weekend. You can pay your respects to the major proponent of Puertollano tourism – the mining industry. Significant Puertollano attractions revolve around its history as a mining town. These include the Monument to Mining and the Museum of Mining. Other popular Puertollano sights are the stone Church of the Assumption (1836-94), the restored Ermitade de la Soledad and the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace. If you wish to see some Puertollano culture, arrive during the Festival of Our Lady of Grace. Checking for other things to do in Puertollano – take a walk along the Paseo de San Gregorio with its gazebo and floral clock or visit the fairgrounds. You can also go shopping in Puertollano.