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The Cerro Calderico ridge and its twelve windmills

  • Windmills in Consuegra, Toledo © Turespaña

    Windmills in Consuegra, Toledo © Turespaña

  

Category

Popular architecture

Date

16th-20th Centuries

Cerro Calderico
45700 Consuegra
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha
Toledo

Telephone+34 925475731

E-mailofturismo@aytoconsuegra.es

Websitehttp://www.consuegra.es

Windmills such as these in Consuegra inspired Miguel de Cervantes to create the famous episode of the battle against the giants in his work 'Don Quixote'.

The Calderico ridge is a rocky outcrop which rises above the plain of La Mancha. This is the site of the La Muela or Consuegra castle, which is Muslim in origin but modified and extended during the 12th century by the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. It has three defensive enclosures and has been restored in recent decades.
However this ridge is known above all because it is home to twelve of the thirteen windmills that originally stood here, all of which have been christened with names taken from the immortal work 'Don Quixote'. Four of them still conserve their machinery in good working order. The windmill known as Molino Sancho is particularly interesting and dates from the 16th century. It is used as the venue for the Consuegra Saffron Festival.
 

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Timetables

 

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Rates

 

General: €1.50

Reduced: €1

Children: Free admission

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Woman in typical dress removing saffron from flowers. Saffron Rose Festival © Turespaña

Oct 25, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019

Festivity of Tourist Interest

Consuegra
Saffron Rose Fiesta

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