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“Stunning - go and tilt at these windmills!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Windmills

Windmills
C/Diego Rodriguez | C/Diego Rodriguez, 45700 Consuegra, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Consuegra
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Stunning - go and tilt at these windmills!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Thanks to reviews by other TA users, we made the detour to follow the footsteps of Don Quixote and visit the amazingly beautiful windmills at Consuegra - so glad we did as they exude a stately beauty, overlooking miles and miles of open countryside. We had perfect winter blue skies and the brilliant white of the buildings and the black of the sails was just breathtaking - make the effort to drive up through the village to the castle, you will not regret it!

Visited February 2013
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“Worth the detour to do de tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Consuegra is between Toledo and Madrid. Well, it can be if you take the time to do the detour. It's extremely well worth it. We arrived on a crisp clear autumn morning and were amongst a handful of people. There are so many words that come to mind...majestic, silent sentinels, Quixote etc.
So many others have described it that all we need do is agree and recommend that you go there. It's a memorable experience.

Visited October 2012
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“Don Juan De Marco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The town itself is small and quiet, almost deserted. But the windmills themselves are a sight to behold. Yes, it is exactly what you have imagined in the book itself. The path to the windmills are situated behind the town itself and you will drive uphill to a deserted paved road straight to the windmills themselves.

Visited September 2012
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“WORTH A REPEAT VISIT to 'LaMancha' land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

we put on almost 1900 kilometers in a week, in part 'tilting at windmills' . we looked up where we'd seen these the first time 13 years ago and 'detoured' (a LOT) to go see them with a digital camera this time. it was a splendidly clear autumn day and these stately agricultural 'work horses' still stand as they would have eons ago. so great to have already come through so much of Spain where new and elegant windmills STILL exist.
we ALL have 'windmills' we must 'tilt' at/to ... These were the most unexpected and marvelous a sight the first time and although the second time is never QUITE so grand, we were both glad we took the time and saw these again this trip. Among one of the top 100 'things to see' in this world because of the melding of 'here and now' with history, literature, etc.

Visited November 2012
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“Lovely peaceful haven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We took a bus trip to Consuegra on our recent trip toToledo.

It was a lovely sunny day, and, although the bus takes several detours on its one-and-a-half-hour journey, it was worth it. The small town is really quiet - almost eerily so - and we hardly saw a soul until the schools came out! Difficult to find a cafe/bar open - maybe they all close after September?

But having our picnic after climbing up to the windmills, it was magical to sit and take in the views - so calm and peaceful, looking out on the local landscape.

A couple of the windmills were manned, and the assistants were really keen to talk to us - probably because we were the only people to visit that day! We were invited to climb to the top.

Definitely worth a trip, as an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Visited October 2012
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