Don Quixote Tour: Now you can relive the story of one of the best-known Spanish books in the world on this beautiful route in Spain
Do you like to travel? And reading classics of world literature? If the answer is yes to both questions, we present you a itinerary in spain that will transport you to a world full of adventures, more specifically those lived by Don Quixote, by Don Quixote de la Mancha, the greatest Spanish work of all time.
Following the character's travels, this script presents elements and places that tell the stories of Don Quixote or inspired their creation.
Discovering Don Quixote's itinerary in Spain
Best of all, to make this itinerary in spain and dive into the world of Don Quixote de la Mancha, you don't necessarily need to hire a company or a guide to help you.
Of course, any help is valid, but you can also just rent a car and see the places on your own, in your own time.
Check out the places to visit:
Alcala de Henares
Alcalá de Henares is considered the best starting point for this script, as it is believed that the writer Miguel de Cervantes, creator of Don Quixote, was born there.
It is possible to learn more about its history by visiting the Casa Cervantes Museum, observing a typical construction of its time (15th and 16th century). It is also where the statues of the legendary Sancho Panza can be found next to the protagonist of the book.
Of course, Madrid could not be left out of this itinerary in Spain, and for some very special reasons: it is there, more specifically in the Monastery of the Discalced Trinitaries, that the remains of Miguel de Cervantes are found.
It is also in this city, with statues of the characters, that the first edition of the book took place (a copy of which is in the National Library), and where Cervantes wrote the second part of it, in a tavern called Casa Alberto, now a restaurant.
One of the advantages of arriving at Consuegra by car, doing the route on your own, is being able to calmly observe its hills and mills, even from afar.
Each windmill there has a nickname linked to the work Don Quixote de la Mancha, especially Sancho, who still keeps the 16th century machinery.
It is in Campo de Criptana, however, that Miguel de Cervantes is believed to have gained inspiration for the use of windmills as giants in his history.
Here they also form a unique setting, to be explored without haste.
In Toboso you will discover, in this script in Spain, the writer's inspiration for the character Dulcinea.
Click in this link to learn more and visit the Dulcineia Museum.
Mortar of Alba and Ossa de Montiel
How about some caves in this script?
In Argamasilla de Alba you will have the chance to discover the cave in which Miguel de Cervantes was a prisoner and started Don Quixote de la Mancha. In Ossa de Montiel is the Cave of the Montesinos, which can be visited by appointment.
Finally, another interesting destination, which usually closes the itinerary in Spain for this classic, is Ciudad Real, where the Quixote Museum is located (learn more about it by clicking here).
If you don't have time to do the entire itinerary, or want to complement it with other activities and ways of getting around, board the Cervantes Train on or off the commemorative dates that celebrate the author's history, such as the International Book Day, celebrated on April 23 across the country.
And be sure to also know other itineraries and tips that can make your trip to Spain much more special in this link.
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