The windmills of Consuegra
On our third day of travel through the interior of Spain we leave Cuenca in the direction Consuegra and we enjoy the depopulated landscape of the area and the castle of Belmonte.
We made a brief stop at the Alcazar de San Juan and at night we arrived at Consuegra where we could see the beautifully lit mills at the top of the mountain. Before looking for accommodation, we decided to climb the hill and enjoy the view offered by the mills high up overlooking an extensive plain.
Back to the small town of Consuegra we went to a rural house that had been recommended to me through twitter. Is called The Life of Before and it is located in a beautiful well-arranged Castilian house with all kinds of details. The double came out for about 65 euros with buffet breakfast at about 6 euros per person. The room was nice and with that strange way of being ecological asking you to throw the towel on the floor if you want to change it but with a jacuzzi in the bathtub running at full speed. I thought it was a good place and a great deal. However, it gave me the feeling that they believed it, probably because of the limited competition in the area.If you want to stay in the same rural hotel that we can do it through the following link:
The old town of Consuegra is small and easy to walk. At night we go for a walk and have dinner and barely meet people on the street. The Plaza España is located in the heart of the town and houses the most representative buildings of Consuegra: the town hall, the house of San Gumersindo with its Mudejar Castilian style and the foundations.
We had dinner at a beautiful restaurant called La Tercia House. It is a building of Roman origin in the historic center of Consuegra. Formerly in its interior the Roman baths that the Arabs later transformed into a mosque rose and in the time of reconquest the building became a palace. Today we can find traces of its history in its architecture and food does not go back to the beautiful visual scenario. We decided to try typical Castilla starters: Manchego pisto, Manchego crumbs, duels and quebrantos washed down with good wine. We left for 50 euros and ate great.
In the morning we went to visit the windmills. With the car it only took 5 or 10 minutes to reach the top of the hill where there is a row of well-preserved mills and overlooking the infinity. There were hardly any tourists: a Japanese coach and another car. We let them go and had privileged views of the mills with hardly anyone to disturb the target.