In place of the spot…Campo de Criptana
In Campo de Criptana It is believed to be in the Sierra Mills where he was inspired Cervantes to narrate the most famous adventure of world literature, of Don Quixote against "Giants".
Among all the mills that are in the Sierra, are the only three mills in the Iberian Peninsula which retain the original structure and machinery of the XVI century, suitable for grinding grain as was done years ago. You can also visit the cave houses They found on the slopes of the Sierra de los Molinos where once lived the neighbors, also they served to store grain and sometimes pack animals lived under the same roof.
Adjacent to La Sierra de Los Molinos is the Albaicín neighborhood, manchego archetype neighborhood, Arab houses with tile and painted white and indigo. Highlighting the narrowness and pronounced character of its streets.
A place where invites to dream stories, and legends of another era.
In addition to mills and charming streets, This Manchegan town also has old buildings, as the old "Pósito real", XVI century building municipal museum today. Parish "Our Lady of the Assumption" rebuilt after the Civil War. During the seventeenth century buildings were constructed of various kinds, among which the Sanctuary "Christ Villajos", the "Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen" and the "Casa del Conde".
Also in this population each year is celebrated “International Music Festival Land of Giants” directed and organized by Luis Cobos, and he was born in 2005 how to mark the fourth centenary of the publication of Don Quixote, and since then every year between macro-concert "Los Gigantes" with the best performers and orchestras is celebrated directed by Luis Cobos. Also within the FIM Land of Giants other musical activities falls on different dates. information www.fimtierradegigantes.com
For lunch or dinner do not forget to visit Scorching Sancho's saddlebag, to enjoy the best grilled meats and the best Manchego cuisine.