Castilla–La Mancha is probably one of the most well-known regions in the world, thanks to the literary classic ‘The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha’, written by Cervantes and first published in 1605.
The Route of Don Quixote (in Spanish ‘Don Quijote’) starts in the ancient city of Toledo, the capital of Castilla-La Mancha, which is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. The first part of our journey takes us on a voyage of discovery: windmills, large squares, castles and popular varied architecture. We acquaint ourselves with this region and its rich environment with its lagoons.
As we leave behind the small paved streets of Toledo’s old town, we follow in the footsteps of the ‘skinny knight Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza’ some 400 years ago.
We soon arrive at El Toboso, where the beautiful Dulcinea lived, completely unaware of the madness she provoked in ‘the knight’ by her beauty. Here we visit the Museum of Cervantes, where countless editions of Don Quijote are exhibited.