Castilla la Mancha: Experience Spain’s ‘Don Quixote region’ in full glory

DUBAI, 14 November 2021 – It is a Spanish region famous for its arts, crafts and unique monuments, and now visitors to the Spain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai can experience the best of Castilla la Mancha, the setting for the famous story of Don Quixote.

To introduce Expo visitors, the Spain Pavilion will host a three-day array of events to explore the culture, gastronomy and history of Castilla la Mancha from 15 – 17 November.

Monday, 15 November

  • 1500 – 2000: Crafts demonstration

Tuesday, 16 November

  • 1000 – 1330: Crafts demonstration
  • 1015: Visit by President of Castilla la Mancha, Emiliano García-Page Sánchez
  • 1215: Presentation of Castilla la Mancha as a tourist destination
  • 1245: ‘Showcooking’ of Castilla la Mancha cuisine with Michelin Star Chef Iván Cerdeño
  • 1600 – 2000: Crafts demonstration
  • 1900 – 2030: Ana Alcaide concert

Wednesday, 17 November

1930 – 2100: Ana Alcaide concert

Located in the Sustainability District, the Spain Pavilion offers a diverse experience with a town square atmosphere. It celebrates the country’s deep and historical ties to the Arab world with an open, eco-friendly exhibition blending ancient heritage and cutting-edge innovation.

Visitors can venture underground into a roomy basement space where they will encounter a wide range of thought-provoking exhibits focusing on how Spain is pioneering new education methods and fostering entrepreneurship. The country’s commitment to sustainability is embodied in the pavilion itself, which is built from reusable materials.