Albacete is a Spanish city located southeast of the Central Plateau. It is the capital of the province of Albacete, belonging to the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha.
The city's origins are uncertain, although the former certainties of his existence are inthe domain Andalus in the area, having originally been called the city as Al-Basit, the Arabic "El Llano", referring to the flatness of the geography.
It has a very active cultural life, comparable to that of other larger cities. There are theaters, auditoriums, exhibition halls and art galleries, 13 libraries, 16 cinemas. Albacete is considered the Spanish capital of the Circus, among other reasons forholding the International Circus Festival of Albacete City, which has become a world reference with festivals such as Monte Carlo and Paris and that often involves artists 5 continents. It also has the original track Circus Theatre, the oldest preserved in Spain.
Other cultural events to highlight are the National Theatre Award and the prize Isbert José and Teatro Circo friends or Abycine Film Festival that is gradually gaining importance.