Windmills of La Mancha


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In the novel of Cervantes Don Quichote fought against the windmills of La Mancha. For a few years we had the impression Consuegra was the only place in La Mancha (or even in Spain) where real windmills could be found.

A couple of windmills in La Mancha

More windmills in La Mancha

In 1992 this was the only place in La Mancha we could find any. Located on top of a hill there are eleven windmills and one castle.

Even more windmills

However, when we were here again in 1997, we followed a part of the Ruta de Don Quichote and discovered there are lots more. For example, if you go to Campo the Criptana, you will find nine more.

For some reason, you will see a lot of Dutch people both in Consuegra and in Campo de Criptana. You wonder why these people don't go to Kinderdijk in Holland. It's a lot closer (for us it's only 30 km) and it has even 17 windmills. Maybe it's because of the weather.

Guess what ... it's another windmill


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