Where could we start a route through La Mancha? Surely you have already the answer... visiting the famous windmills of Don Quixote! In the book, Don Quixote thinks that these monuments are giants he must fight. If you do not see giants anywhere... you are still sane! However, the image of the white mills in contrast to the yellow soil and the deep blue sky is still overwhelming. These buildings crown the town of Campo de Criptana, a lovely white and blue village known also for being the hometown of Spanish artist Sara Montiel. In fact, there is an interesting little museum about her inside one of the mills, which is called 'Culebro'.
Traveler track: after visiting the mills, make a stop at the restaurant The Muses with a charming courtyard and lovely views over the town.
But this place is not the only one that hides some of the famous windmills, the neighboring town of Alcázar de San Juan also has these curious buildings among other attractions, such as the Joint Palacial the Grand Prior or the Museum of Hidalgo.
Traveler Track: Boutique Hotel & Spa La Casa del Rector is the best choice on accommodation in Almagro, a charming hotel with two distinct areas, rural and the modern, and a nice spa.
From Almagro, there are several options from which one should choose to enjoy the weekend. One is all about wine, with a well-known good quality in this area, thanks to the vicinity of the town of Valdepeñas, where you can visit a winery and enjoy this drink. You do not like wine? Don't worry! From Almagro you can also reach the Tablas de Daimiel National Park, an 'oasis in the desert of La Mancha' according to writer Francisco Pérez Fernández. Las Tablas de Daimiel is formed thanks to the encounter of two rivers of different nature, the Guadiana, a proper river and Gigüela with salt water. Both rivers, placed in a mild depression of land, form a fluvial lake of beautiful scenery, small beaches and waterfalls... a great place to spend the day. And the night? We also have an answer: when the sun goes down, go to Villanueva de los Infantes and enjoy the nightlife among ancient walls and smiling people.