q Route through the deposits of Piédrola - Turismo Cultura Alcazar de San Juan

Piédrola is one of the most important archaeological sites in the region of La Mancha Centro, both in territorial and chronological extension.

It is currently possible to visit what has been named “Quarry C5”, located to the north of the archaeological site.
It is the only milling quarry excavated and prepared for the visit in Castilla – La Mancha, being possibly the most important in the region and one of the most important in Spain.

The visit to the archaeological site of Piédrola will allow us to better understand the enormous work that, for centuries, the stonemasons carried out in this place, while we approach the daily life in the Spain of the Habsburgs.

Everything seems to indicate that the Piédrola quarries had their maximum splendor during the so-called “Golden Century” (16th and 17th centuries). In fact, in all probability, the millstones that gave life to the mills that Cervantes describes in Don Quixote came from Piédrola, so in a certain sense we are in a Cervantine space.

Piédrola is perfectly signposted and conditioned for the visit. The explanation of the site can be followed by means of seven interpretative panels.