Almansa is a city in southeastern Spain in the province of Albacete in the autonomous community of Castile -La Mancha.


First traces of settlement in the vicinity of the town dates from the 2nd millennium BC. In Roman times, the town was near the Via Augusta.

By the 13th century the city was under Muslim rule. In the vicinity of the Battle of Almansa Almansa took place during the Spanish War of Succession, on 25 April 1707. At the beginning of the 20th century and in the 1960s and 1970s, the city's population grew rapidly.

Location and transport

In Almansa the Autovia A-35, which leads to Xativa begins. The wine region of Almansa is as D.O. ( Denomination of origin ) classified.


The historic center of Almansa was classified in 1982 as Conjunto histórico - artístico.

  • Castillo de Almansa, fortress from the 14th century
  • Iglesia de la Asunción Arciprestal, church from the 16th century
  • Palacio de los Condes de Cirat, palace of the 16th century
  • Iglesia del Convento de las Agustinas, church from the early 18th century
  • Iglesia del Convento de los Franciscanos, church from the 17th century


Almansa maintains the following twinning:

  • Italy Scandiano, Italy
  • France Saint- Médard -en- Jalles, France
  • United Kingdom Lymington, United Kingdom
  • Western Sahara La Gouira, Western Sahara

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Alicia Giménez Bartlett ( b. 1951 ), Spanish writer
  • Santiago Bernabéu (1895-1978), Spanish football player and functionary
  • José Delicado Baeza (* 1927), retired archbishop of Valladolid