Puerto Lápice, Castille-La Mancha: Ordained as Don Quixote

Visited June 25, 2011. Located in the Castille-La Mancha region of Spain.

Puerto Lápice, Spain

Souvenir shop, Puerto Lápice, Spain

Attraction Checklist:

  • Venta del Quijote Inn
  • Windmills
Venta del Quijote Inn, Puerto Lápice, Spain

Venta del Quijote Inn, Puerto Lápice, Spain

Tribute to Don Quixote, Puerto Lápice, Spain

Tribute to Don Quixote, Puerto Lápice, Spain

Located in La Mancha, this village has the famous inn, Venta del Quijote, where it was believed that Don Quixote– the titular character of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic, Don Quixote— mistook the inn for a castle and was dubbed a “knight.” We stopped here to have sandwiches for lunch on our way back to Madrid.

After lunch, we took pictures of our surroundings and visited the souvenir shop conveniently located across the street from the inn.

Windmills in Puerto Lápice, Spain

Windmills in Puerto Lápice, Spain

When we were back on the road, we passed the white windmills that were turning with the breeze high in the mountains. It brings to mind the scene from the novel when Don Quixote was “fighting” the windmills.

Acknowledgments

Resources

Virtual Tourist. (2012). Puerto Lápice Travel Guide. Retrieved http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Castilla_La_Mancha/Puerto_Lapice-257269/TravelGuide-Puerto_Lapice.html

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