Consuegra

Consuegra is mainly an agricultural and farming town located in  the south of Toledo and it has a population of 10.500 inhabitants.

Rome conquered the carpetano settlement in century B.C. and founded Consaburum. Kingdoms and caliphates fought for Consucra and built a magnificent fortress. King Alfonso VIII gave it to the order of St. John of Jerusalem in 1183,  becoming  their headquarters in the area. The castle was ruined by the napoleonic troops in 1813. Nowadays, some parts of the castle has been restored allowing the visit of some areas. Close to the castle the are twelve windmills that conform a picturesque and unique image. In la Mancha (Al- Ansha, dry land or land without water), there were no rivers to get energy from, and cereal was practiclly the only farming. For those reasons the power of wind was sourced to grind wheat into flour. Consuegra has other historic buildings such as:

  • The town hall (1670), the clock tower and the arch.
  • Los Corredores or  wooden balcony, from the 17 th century.
  • St, Gumersindo school, built in the castilian- mudejar style in the beggining of the 20th century. Nowadays, it belongs to The Santo Cristo School.
  • A roman dam.
  • Several churches and a convent.