Published: April 03, 2019
Published: April 03, 2019

Camarma de Esteruelas: History, Tapas and Coatings

Welcome to Camarma de Esteruelas, Spain! Our site here is situated within a hub of spirited traditions with a considerable amount to offer.

This is the PPG Automotive OEM Coatings site in Spain, dedicated to the production of adhesives and sealants. Two buildings comprise the Camarma premises; a production area with 3800 m2, a warehouse and an office area with 8250 m2. The site produces around 1400 metric tons of sealants per month.  Camarma distributes across Spain, Portugal and Morocco, currently operating with 51 dedicated employees. The production is fully-automated since 2004 with a good reputation in safety.

Cultural Unity

Carlos Alberca Fernandez-Gallego, PPG production planner, Camarma de Esteruelas, has worked at the site for 26 years and had this to say about the culture of the city:

Many cultures have lived and coexisted in Alcalá de Henares municipality (near Camarma de Esteruelas). Several neighborhoods developed during the Middle Ages, leading Jewish, Muslims and Christians living together in tolerance. Plus, the annual festivals bring everyone together, the Medieval Market is one that take us back to those times.

Among others, Alcalá de Henares is notably recognized as the birthplace of the famous writer, Miguel de Cervantes who wrote Don Quijote de la Mancha and the birthplace of Catherine of Aragon (first wife of the English King Henry VIII).

Local Landmarks

Alcalá de Henares is famous for its University - University of Alcalá (UAH) - a public university located 22 miles northeast of Madrid in Spain. Founded in 1293 and then refounded in 1977, it is especially renowned in the Spanish-speaking world for its annual presentation of the highly prestigious Cervantes Prize.

The famous Cathedrals around Alcalá de Henares are notable for their beautiful architecture. The most famous is Catedral de los Santos Niñosconstructed between 1497 and 1514.

UNESCO declared Alcalá de Henares a World Heritage City in 1988 due to its cultural and historical wealth accumulated over the years.

Tapas and Local Picks

Local cuisine is wide-ranging, and you will be thrilled with the number of choices on offer. Tapas is the traditional cuisine to try when visiting this Spanish region. With an endless list to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Carlos’ Tips:

  • Miguel de Cervantes restaurant comes highly recommended, with a Mediterranean menu and cozy casual atmosphere this is the go-to spot for locals.

  • For a more high-end dining experience be sure to check out Parador de Alcala de Henares – Hosteria del Estudiante.

  • El Tempranillo is a well-known and popular bar that offers an extensive range of wines and tapas. However, for dessert:

    The famous Costrada de Alcalá, a puff pastry, filled with cream and meringue, and covered with minced almonds and gratin is a must!