Don Quixote Country Travel Guide
Castilla-La-Mancha is inextricably associated with Miguel de Cervantes' classic, Don Quixote, for it's largely set in the towns and countryside of this region. It should therefore come as no surprise that many of the towns and villages here bear the stamp of their beloved author on storefronts, mesones, inns and street signs. In virtually every town with even a peripheral connection to the knight itinerant and epic adventurer Don Quixote, there's a statue or plaque, possibly both, paying homage to Cervantes' masterpiece and drawing tourists who pay to get a whiff of it. Among the sights are such memorable settings from the classic as the windmills of the Manchas – or plains – scattered in isolated clusters or perched on hills, as well as the towns of Consuegra, Puerto Lápice, Campo de Criptana, and El Toboso, the birthplace of Lady Dulcinea, the inspiration for Don Quixote's chivalry.
The following towns and villages with associations to Cervantes' fictional character Don Quixote can be see on a driving itinerary.
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