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Molinos de viento en Consuegra (S.XVI)

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Se encuentran alineados sobre el cerro Calderico. Datan del siglo XVI. De los 13 originales, se conservan 11, que son: Bolero, donde se encuentra la oficina de turismo y se conserva el moledero de trigo; Mambrino; Sancho, que conserva la maquinaria del siglo XVI y se usa en la Fiesta del Azafrán; Vista Alegre; Cardeño, donde se aloja una casa ya deshabitada; Alcancía; Chispas; Caballero del Verde Gabán, que cuenta con numerosas versiones de El Quijote; Rucio, que cuenta con una exposición de vinos; Espartero, que tiene una exposición de artesanía toledana; y Clavileño, con fotografías y mobiliario de Andorra

 

Most Spanish windmills, like those described in Cervantes' Don Quixote can be found in the province of La Mancha in central Spain. The best examples of restored Spanish windmills may be found in Consuegra where several mills spike the hill just outside of town, providing a spectacular view of the 12th century castle and of the town. The castle was once a stronghold when Consuegra was the seat and priory of the Knights of San Juan--the Spanish branch of the Knight's Hospitallers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Windmills are also located in Mota del Cuervo, Tomelloso, and Campo de Criptana.

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