Due to Coronavirus restrictions
the visit from Almansa provisionally planned for 2020 was cancelled but a successful visit was made in 2023
Last trip to Almansa
The last trip by LITA twinners to Almansa
was 10th-14th October 2018
Recent visit from Almansa
The most recent visit by Almansa twinners to Lymington
was Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th December 2023
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Previous exchange visits to Almansa
Almansa twinners visit to Lymington 2016
Lymington twinners trip to Almansa 2014
Almansa Twinners visit to Lymington March 2013
Lymington twinners trip to Almansa 2012
Almansa in the province of Albacete lies an hour’s drive north west of Alicante, and was once the Moorish town of Al-Manxa. As a frontier town between the Moors and the Christians, it has a medieval castle on a steep limestone crag rising out of the Castilian plain. Around this lies the picturesque old town.
Modern Almansa has a population of 25,000 and its industries include shoe-making, a guitar factory and a bodega producing a high quality, but reasonably priced local (Denominacion de Origen) wine.
The town is situated on the southern Meseta, a high arid tableland where cereals, saffron, olives and vines are grown. The surrounding countryside is undulating with fields of crops, and not far away is spectacular limestone scenery with caves and gorges.
Almansa is a bustling community with good facilities including a market, theatre, cinema, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, various sports clubs and good shops. It has a Fiesta in spring and a Feria in late summer, both lasting about a week. These are particularly exciting times to visit the town.
Exchange visits to Almansa
Our twinning link with Almansa dates back to 1993. We travel together, flying from Heathrow or Gatwick to Alicante and travel on from there by coach.