Molinos de Viento de Consuegra

Molinos de Viento de Consuegra

Molinos de Viento de Consuegra
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About
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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Martin C
Ashbourne, UK283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 18, 2022
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 May 29, 2022
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Princess279
East Brunswick, NJ1,090 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 1, 2022
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Business
Amazing, and very environmentally friendly, white windmill village in the adventures of Don Quixote in Spain.
Written November 26, 2019
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TravelerTrev
Southern Highlands, Australia152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
At the last minute we decided to travel to Consuegra from Toledo to see the Windmills of Don Quixote fame. Being without our own transport we headed off to the Toledo bus station which is an easy stroll from Zocodover Square using the escalators to reach the lowest level of the city. We found that Samar coachline offered 3 - 4 buses to and from Consuegra daily at a return cost of approx €10 per person. The bus trip takes about 90 mins each way. (check the samar.es site as a guide to the timetables but beware these seem to change regularly). When you arrive at Consuegra there is a small but helpful tourist information office beside the bus terminal. From there you can get a map and advice on how to get to the windmills (€1.5) and castle (€4.5) should you wish to enter into either but they can be viewed for free. While it is a steep climb us steps to the first windmill it is worth the effort. There is sealed road access to the site which we did not find out about until we arrived at the top of the steps however from what I gleaned should you wish to use the road it is quite a long walk. I did see a white vehicle driving up and down the road and I believe it may cart people to the top but I do not know where it starts from and the tourist office did not mention it. But for an interesting and very scenic visit it is worth the effort.
Written October 28, 2016
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Desmond L
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
We took the Samar bus from the South bus station. We thought we could take the 930 bus but in fact this was only available on Sunday. The next bus we could take was 1100. And surprisingly it was necessary to change bus at Toledo. This wasn't difficult as the bus driver was very friendly and showed us which bus to change.

Arriving at Consuegra bus stop it was already around 2pm. There was a Tourist Office right next to the bus stop (apparently this wasn't mentioned by other travelers review). We took a map and the staff told us how to walk up the hill to see the windmills. It was not difficult and it took us around 20-30minutes to walk up (mind you there was a very long stretch of stairs up). The first windmill we saw was one with a small shop and was open for tourist to climb up inside. Nothing very impressive inside.

Along the hill there are 12-13 windmills. A stroll along them took us around 2-2.5 hours. We were taking lots and lots of pictures - otherwise for the ordinary tourist it might only take 30-45minutes. By the way we were really lucky because the weather was just right: not cold, not warm and not too windy. So comfortable.

As we need to catch the 1755 bus back to Madrid we hurried down back the original way, in just around 20minutes - cool!

The return bus was to be taken at exactly the same spot as we arrived.

We did enjoyed the day trip, though it did take quite a lot of travel time.
Written January 25, 2016
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Jan S
585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
The Windmills look great all in a row.
You can go inside them and have a look.
We walked from the town which was quite a upward hill walk and took about 15 minutes to the first Windmill where you have to get a ticket and this also lets you look Inside the castle. It costs 5.50 euro per adult.
After getting the tickets you walk a further 15 minutes uphill to see the rest of the Windmills. It can get very windy and cold when you get to the last one.
You can also take your car if you cannot walk the distance. Well worth the visit.
Written September 12, 2019
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Pete S
L1,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Driving across Spain and decided to have a few hours in Consuegra specially to see the windmills up close, having passed at a distance several times. Consuegra is well worth an overnight stop over and we will return soon. The windmills and castle have a stunning location with excellent panoramic views across the plains to the hills.
The castle is part way through a renovation and will be even better when completed. The windmills are superb. One is a working mill for show with a video presentation in English and lots of multi-lingual info boards.
Another is a shop and one is the tourist office/ visitor centre. All can be visited for a few euros. You will need to check the opening hours.
Thank goodness you can drive right up to and along the ridge.
Several eateries and hotels in the town below.
Written July 11, 2016
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gol19
MN38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are staying in Toledo or Madrid, it is worth the trip to check out the windmills in Consuegra. Consuegra is home to the famous windmills that supposedly inspired Miguel de Cervantes (the author of Don Quixote). There isn't much else in the town, so I recommend only spending a little time there.
Written November 23, 2010
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Rachel P
Nairobi, Kenya258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
There is something absolutely magical about coming through a little Manchega town and suddenly finding yourself looking out over a ridge in the outskirts, a ridge lined with windmills of an era, long ago. For any lover of Spanish history, Spanish literature, and Spanish art, and with a half-decent camera - really, you must take a drive somewhat off the beaten track.... find Consuegra, it doesn't matter if it's morning or afternoon, and stand up on the windy ridge - close your eyes and see in your mind Don Quixote y Sancho Panza - arguing about something as they tread along that ridge, under the watchful eyes of those windmills. Splendid.
Written June 24, 2013
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