The windmills of Consuegra

February 7th, 2010 | by nick |

Consuegra is the site of the famous La Mancha windmills immortalised in Don Quixote. The mills were used to grind grain and their ownership passed from fathers to sons. Most consisted of two rooms or levels. They fell into disuse in the early 1980s.


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  • Consuegra is located a short detour off the main highway to the south of Madrid. The windmills are very photogenic. Originally there were thirteen, eleven remain and are individually named. Along with the 16th Century Consuegra Castle they dominate a ridge above the town and stand stark against the blue sky and the almost featureless plain.

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