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Windmills and Castle in Consuegra...

Consuegra is famous due to its windmills. They became famous in the XVI century, when Don Quixote was first published.. The introduction of the windmills was made by "Caballeros Sanjuanistas", who brought these machines that helped millers. These machines used the wind to grind grain (the most common grain is wheat). The windmills were transmitted from fathers to sons. They usually consisted of two rooms or levels. Millers had to carry sacks of grains that could weigh 60 or 70 kilos to the top floor, they rotated the sails of the windmill as the top part of the windmill or dome was moveable. They stopped being used at the beginning of the1980s.

Some of the most important parts of the windmill are:

Tunnel or canal: through it the grain goes down.
Container: where the grain is stored
Piece of wood: for moving the sails

The Castle...

The original fortress at the site is rumored to have been built by emperor Trajan, but historical records only recall that a fortress here was initially built by Almanzor. During the Reconquest, in times of Alfonso VIII to the Sovereign Military Order of San Juan of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitaller). In 1813 it was destroyed during the Peninsular War. In 1962 the castle, which as part of the disentailment of 1836 had gone on to particular hands, was ceded to the town hall. It began a period of reconstruction. with a great impulse in 1985 with the creation of the School Workshop, which works even continue today.


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