Consuegra Windmill is a meeting place to attract tourists passionate about culture, history and Spanish literature. These giant white propellers stand out to attract the attention of visitors.
Coming to the peaceful town of Consuegra, Central Spain, you will come across images of windmills looming in the sky, like giants. This is also the inspiration for great writer Miguel de Cervantes to produce the famous work Don Quixote.
A place specializing in wheat cultivation for hundreds of years, since the 11th century, Consuegra had 32 windmills to grind seeds into flour. Currently, Consuegra has only 12 windmills, two located in the north, 12 facing south of La Muella castle. All are cylindrical designs, about 9-10 m high, white walls, blue roofs and 4 wooden rectangular propellers.
Inside each mill has 3 floors followed by a staircase along the wall. The ground floor is where the grain and flour are kept, the second floor is ready for screening and the rooftop contains machines, including Catalina gears. The wall is covered with windows, which makes it easier for millers and millers to know the direction of the blowing wind to adjust the rotor. Depending on the amount of wind, the fan will spin quickly or slowly, but each emits a pleasant sound because of the gears grinding together.
Most of the mills stopped working in the 1980s. There are two windmills in operation here so that visitors can learn about its internal mechanisms. The elegant blue and white color also makes the windmill a virtual living background for many travelers.
The windmills run long, forming a circle on the top of Cerro Calderico hill. When coming here, visitors also enjoy the green, windy space of the meadows, the brooch of the medieval castle behind.
The most pleasant time to come here is late spring or early autumn, when the weather is usually warm but not too hot. At that time, you will witness the “giants” stirring gently in the scenery of blue sky, white clouds, fields of saffron flowers sprouting and sheep and goats to graze.
At sunset, the windmills are dyed pink, purple romantic. Paparazzi often choose this place as a place to capture the beautiful moments at the end of the day. If you love to experience Spanish culture, this is a suggestion for the upcoming trip after the season.