Year of 2017

Windmills in Consuegra, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Chivalry isn’t dead in La Mancha, where the iconic windmills that inspired Cervantes still turn in the breeze, keeping watch over any potential knight-errant who may pass by. Made famous by the Cervantes novel ‘Don Quixote,’ these windmills are found in the village of Consuegra, near an ancient castle that was once home to the Knights of San Juan, the Spanish branch of the Order of St. John. First published in 1605, ‘Don Quixote’ is widely regarded as one of the world’s great works of fiction, and it continues to inspire. A new film loosely based on the novel is set to arrive in US theaters in 2018.

Consuegra is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. In 2009 the municipality had a population of 10,932 inhabitants. It is 80 km from Ciudad Real and 60 km from Toledo.
Population: 10,328 (2016)
Area: 138.22 sq miles (358 km²)
Mayor: Benigno Casas Gómez
Molinos La Mancha - Hugo Díaz-Regañón
Windmills of Consuegra