28 June 2012

Don Quixote´s Windmills of Castilla-La Mancha

The first windmills I saw were miniatures ones that Quixote definitely wouldn´t have been in awe of.


 Don Quixote windmills route

The first sighting of some real ones were non too frightening either.

 Don Quixote windmills route

Then they became more giant-like.

 Don Quixote windmills route

And it became a lot more windy.

 Don Quixote windmills route

But what views.

 Don Quixote windmills route

These three windmills are in Puerto Lapice, one dates from the 1930s and the other two added in the 60s. We then headed towards four original ones in Alcazar de San Juan.

 Don Quixote windmills route

 Don Quixote windmills route

The roofs used to turn, but not anymore.

 Don Quixote windmills route

At this point I´d have been quite happy to escape windmills and heat but hubby wanted to see the inside workings of one - so off to Campo de Criptana we jolly well went.

 Don Quixote windmills route

To find nine more windmills, a tourist office, museum and an open windmill with all its glorious workings. We saw a model of the interior workings in the museum and at .50€ each I was content with that. Hubby wanted the real thing and paid another .60€ to climb up inside one.


I checked out a bar with a view and got the beers in.

 Don Quixote windmills route

We agreed it had been great fun, if hot, and that we´d return and do the whole route sometime but definately not in summer.