20 May WINDMILLS OF La Mancha / Spain (TRAVEL – Don Quixote route)
Photography by César JL. / Design by Sita & Nena.
- Location (Google Maps): Mota del Cuervo (Castilla-La Mancha), Spain.
Somewhere in La Mancha… Windmills of Mota del Cuervo. This village presents the most famous image of La Mancha, thanks to the windmills located on the hill that presides over it. The crowning work of Spanish literature, Don Quixote has made the fields and villages of La Mancha famous the world over.
That’s why touring this land just as the ingenious gentleman did is one of the best ways to discover this autonomous region, crossing through towns that are centuries-old, historic paths and the natural areas that Miguel de Cervantes described so well in his famous novel.
- Sculptures tribute to Don Quixote by artisan Domingo Bascuñana Bascuñán, made in forging in a traditional way with plow blades.
YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY…
Don Quixote (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as authors’ choice for the “best literary work ever written”.
While April 23, 1616 was recorded as the date of his death in some references, and is the date on which his death is widely commemorated along with that of William Shakespeare.
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