This is the place for the novice windmill spotter, where you can get that classic shot of up to a dozen molinos de vientos (windmills) flanking Consuegra’s 12th-century castle, an atmospheric perch where renovated rooms meld with untouched ruins.

Consuegra’s castle was once the stomping ground for the Knights of St John, sometimes known as the Knights Hospitaller, a famous medieval military order headquartered in Rhodes and, later on, Malta. In 1183, Castillan king Alfonso VIII invited the Knights to take on the Moorish Almohads, hence their presence here on what was once the porous frontier between battling Christian and Moorish dynasties.

A few rooms in the castle have been re-created to give a good indication of how the knights would have lived. Information boards include English and French.