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Consuegra, Spain

7 Apr
Los Molinos de Consuegra

Los Molinos de Consuegra

Best known for windmills (los molinos), Consuegra is a quaint little town, not too far from Ciudad Real and Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha. The windmills were built in the 1500s to grind wheat into flour. And let me tell you, it is windy up there! The wind howls and screams and just about knocks you over! There is also a 12th Century castle that is partially restored at the end of the line of windmills. It was a fascinating walk through the castle and walk up the tower. Again, the WIND! Amazingly strong and unceasing. My friend Laurie and I spent an afternoon wandering the castle ruins and walking the path along the windmills, imagining ourselves to be don Quixote and Sancho, fighting the windmills, jousting and… most likely losing!

Consuegra

Consuegra

EL Castillo de Consuegra

EL Castillo de Consuegra

El Castillo de Consuegra

El Castillo de Consuegra

Me and my my pal Laurie!

Me and my my pal Laurie!

Vista de Molinos, Consuegra

Vista de Molinos, Consuegra

Castillo de Consuegra

Castillo de Consuegra

Heraldry Chambers, Castillo de Consuegra

Heraldry Chambers, Castillo de Consuegra

Consuegra Windmill, Spain

Consuegra Windmill, Spain

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