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Consuegra windmills In the region of La Mancha, on the top of the hill Calderico, you can find one of the most impressive images of Spain, twelve windmills surround a huge fortress making an astonished icon in your mind. History, culture and fiction comes together here. Welcome to Consuegra Consuegra windmills There is no feeling like driving your car on the highway with your sunglasses on while you breathing the pure air and suddenly, the landscape changes. The great flat land, the endless skyline where soil and sky connected appears in front of you, and in the distance twelve windmills and a huge castle on the top of a hill crowning the plain. You are arriving at the heart of Spain, you are in Consuegra It is Consuegra a town with a large history which goes back thousands of years. It is a place where you can relive the history and the tradition, understand not only the Spanish history but the human history too.
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Princess279
East Brunswick, NJ811 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
I'm still amazed. I hoped to see what Miguel de Cervates saw and I did. The windmills are whimsical. They are just big enough to be seen from mies away and small enough to be examined closely. They were pretty out of my way geographically, but I'm glad I took that drive!

Written 1 November 2022
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William H
Quorn, UK2 contributions
Oct 2022
A fascinating place to visit. So pleased that they have been saved from demolition.
A nice walk up the hill side and along the ridge to each of the remaining windmills.
Written 29 October 2022
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MandM29
Ashbourne, UK285 contributions
Sep 2022
Easily accessible by car and, unlike any UK equivalents, absolutely free.
Always wanted to see them and on a journey from Santander to the Mediterranean this visit only involved a tiny detour.
Totally lived up to expectation and the windmills look as good when illuminated at night as they do during the day.
Unfortunately I can’t say the same about Conseugra itself. Our hotel was superb but you’ll find better towns to overnight in.
Written 18 September 2022
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK4,650 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Consuegra’s windmills, together with the castle, are a fabulous sight situated on a hill above the town. Although built for solid economic reasons, the windmills are now inextricably linked to the fictitious character Don Quixote and his fabled travels throughout La Mancha.

Twelve of the original thirteen windmills have been preserved on the hillside, five of which are in full working order. Fortunately, one of them doubles a a small shop for necessary cold drinks etc!

You can drive up to them or you can walk up a few sets of steep stairs from the town centre.
Written 29 May 2022
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john b
Competa, Spain440 contributions
Oct 2020
it was like going back in time for Don Quixote magnificent display of the windmills at Consuegua well worth a visit
Written 29 June 2021
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Dawn
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Awesome place to visit! But I realised there was hardly any information on how to travel there without a car and without having to book an expensive day tour.

Here’s my experience:
1) From Madrid, go to Estación Sur bus terminal. Metro station Mendez Alvaro is directly at the bus terminal.

2) Go to Samar ticket counter to buy the bus ticket to Consuegra. The people at the ticket counter hardly understands English, so you might have to show them the word Consuegra from your phone. Ticket cost about 11 Euros 1 way. I took the 11am bus on a Monday. Return ticket does not have to be bought here, can be bought directly on the return bus from Consuegra itself.

3) The bus is a direct bus to Consuegra. There is NO transfer needed. They will issue you 2 tickets, which is confusing but that’s how their ticket system work.

4) The ticket does not show the Bay number to wait for the bus. You have to check the Bay number on the tv screen. Note that Consuegra is not the final destination. Check on the screen using your bus timing and final destination information. These are written on your ticket.

5) Go to the allocated bus bay and you are on board the bus! As there are stops in between, the total journey can take up to 3hours.

6) Once you arrive in Consuegra, there is a tourist office directly next to the bus stop. Go in and get a map. The personnel there will explain exactly how to walk up to the windmills. Direction is really easy to follow. Remember to ask for the timing of the bus back to Madrid.
PS: There is a washroom inside the tourist office.

7) Note that there is a very long flight of stairs to go up the windmills. Slope is gradual so it’s quite manageable. You can go slow.

8) I took the 1810 bus back to Madrid. Return trip was much faster.

Hope this helps!
Written 18 February 2020
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Cherie C
Snoqualmie, United States18 contributions
Nov 2019
We were driving from Madrid to Portugal and stopped at the what I call La Mancha windmills. What a site! Would recommond a stop here.
Written 28 November 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
Amazing, and very environmentally friendly, white windmill village in the adventures of Don Quixote in Spain.
Written 26 November 2019
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Larry S
5 contributions
Dec 2018
These 800 year windmills were amazing! Be sure to research their history before going to really enhance the experience.
Written 5 November 2019
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Katherine8183
Auburn, NY2,807 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
A visit to the Windmills of Don Quixote was a unique experience. It was a very windy day when we visited, which made it difficult to walk. We first went into the only working windmill out of the 12 that were there. Our guide explained how the windmills worked and the history of the windmills. We then went to another windmill that has been turned into a cafe. We enjoyed wine and cheese tasting there. It was too windy to walk up to the castle but the views were incredible.
Written 2 November 2019
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