Windmills of Consuegra, the Giants of Don Quixote

One of the best-known images of Spain are its famous Windmills, especially for the stories of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his eternal fight against “these giants”. In this post we tell you where these mills are located and a bit of their history.

Located a few kilometers from Consuegra, these 12 mills offer one of the most amazing and traditional images of the Castilla-La Mancha region.

Its construction dates from between the 16th and 19th centuries, being located in the highest part of Cerro Calderico to take advantage of the force of the wind in this area and thus help to grind the cereals. In these same hills, we must also highlight the Castillo de la Muela, being one of the best preserved buildings in the area. This construction began in the middle of the 10th century, at the time of the splendor of the Caliphate of Córdoba, finishing its works in the middle of the 13th century by the Knights of the Order of San Juan de Jerusalén.

Although it is not known exactly if these mills were part of the inspiration for Miguel de Cervantes to write the adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha, these, in their last remodeling, were baptized with the name of this famous novel; El Bolero, el Rucio o el Sancho are some of these names.

Contemplating these windmills in the evening light is one of the most beautiful images of this area of ​​Castilla-La Mancha. To access them, it can be done from the town of Consuegra, located in the province of Toledo.

Remember that we have scheduled visits to the Windmills of Consuegra and a visit to Toledo, so that you can live the experience of “Fighting the Giants of Don Quixote”, you can find all the information and itinerary in our official link.

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