Hola viajeros! Welcome to my article on the Consuegra municipality of Spain. My name is Jennifer Ramon (@jenniferramon_travel). I’m an urban dance teacher who lives in Valencia, Spain. I used to visit many cities when I was competing, but never had much time to discover them independently.
So I decided to bring some calm into my life, have more time for myself and give myself the chance to discover amazing places around the world. I decided to become a dedicated traveler! One destination that piqued my interest recently was Consuegra and the famous Don Quixote windmills.
I saw many photos of the windmills on Instagram and really wanted to visit. What surprised me most about the Consuegra municipality was that there was a lot more to see than just the windmills. For example, you can visit the old town, various museums and learn about the rich history of this region.
My Experiences in Consuegra
My favorite place in the Consuegra municipality of Spain was, of course, the windmills that are located on the Cerro Calderico ridge. Taking a walk through giant windmills and enjoying the landscapes was just magical.
But that wasn’t the only attraction I had the pleasure of experiencing! I also enjoyed taking a walk through the old town, explored the Castle of La Muela and tasted the delicious gastronomy of the area – such as Manchego Cheese, Jamon Iberico and various red wines from La Mancha DO.
All of these experiences allowed me to get a taste of the history and products of Consuegra, and helped me feel like Don Quixote of La Mancha among the windmills. A final must-do, which unfortunately I couldn’t attend due to the time of year I visited, is the Fiesta del Rosa del Azafran.
Need to Know Before you Go
I recommend visiting my blog – jenniferramontravel.com – where you will find the post “Que hacer y ver en Consuegra”. This will help you prepare the perfect itinerary and ensure you don’t miss anything. You can’t leave without seeing the inside of the Molino Rucio and learning how it works.
When it comes to accommodation, we stayed at Apartamentos Oncemolinos. I always recommend this place to anyone who visits Consuegra because they are fantastic. The apartment hostess is very friendly and warm. She will make you feel comfortable and right at home.
In Consuegra, as in the rest of Spain, the people are friendly. Don’t be afraid to chat with locals and ask them questions about the region. Also, don’t be afraid to visit the Plaza de Espana to enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars. One typical dish that you have to try is “Lomo con Pisto”.
Lastly, be sure to watch the sunset from the windmills and enjoy the fields around Consuegra. This is such a beautiful region of Spain and for sure you will love every moment traveling through this unique municipality.