Don Quijote’s town, windmills and culture

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DON QUIJOTE AND THE WINDMILLS

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At this point they caught sight of thirty or forty windmills which were standing on the plain…” This is how Don Quijote’s VIII Chapter begins.

And we are back from another gorgeous area in Spain: Castilla-La Mancha, or Don Quijote’s area (the character brought to life by Miguel de Cervantes). This is the place where Don Quijote had most of his adventures.We spend two days at our friends’ apartment in Mazarón, Ciudad Real. Those two days were magnificent as we discovered new cultures, new tastes and new places full of charm. What really got our attention, apart from the area’s typical food was a land full of giant windmills in Campo de Criptana, a town in the province of Ciudad Real. We raised our drone in the air and everything looked surreal. Although there were recorded 34 windmills during the 19th century in this area, today, there are only 10 windmills left. But their structure and machinery were totally preserved. I really felt like I was living during those times, surrounded by knights and riding horses enjoying a beautiful scenery.

Don’t miss this spot if you will get to Castilla-La Mancha!