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  1. Consuegra DAY 4 Lauren Iannotte

  2. Where is Consuegra?

  3. Where is Consuegra? •,+Spain&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=8&ll=39.46827,-3.606949&spn=1.988693,5.537109&om=1 •,+Spain&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=8&ll=39.46827,-3.606949&spn=1.988693,5.537109&om=1 •,+Spain&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=8&ll=39.46827,-3.606949&spn=1.988693,5.537109&om=1

  4. Description 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. They were made famous by the travels of the mad Knight, Don Quixote. For those not familiar with the book by Cervantes this is where he mistakes the moving arms of the windmills for giants and attacks them whilst his poor old sidekick Sancho Panza looks on in disbelief. Of course the hapless knight does come off second best.

  5. Description An important town in Toledo's stretch of La Mancha region which is Roman in origin. Situated at the foot of the Cerro Calderico hill, it is the site of an impressive castle equipped with an exceptional keep and some traditional La Mancha windmills. Consuegra also holds other treasures, such as the City Hall, the Corredores, site of the Municipal Museum, the Tower of Tercia or the churches of San Juan and Santísimo Cristo de Veracruz, which has a museum of votive offerings. The fortress belongs to the early years of the Reconquest. During the reign of Alfonso VIII, it was loaned to a brotherhood which founded the Grand Priory of La Mancha, and it has a double row of walls and several large towers. The City Hall building in Consuegra is in the Renaissance style and stands in Plaza de España, where you can also see some houses with wooden galleries.

  6. Crusader (French) Castle

  7. 200 Year Old Roman Damn

  8. The Consuegra Farmland With Mills Standing Guard

  9. Pruning Vines For More Wine Next Year

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