| That's me outside of Cervantes' home in Alcalá de Henares (just outside Castilla - la Mancha)|
with Don Quixote himself.
|He was friendly. Thankfully Dulcinea doesn't mind.|
|This was my winter view in the province of Guadalajara. |
In the summer most of these fields are sunflowers...
|Eat your heart out Tuscany! These are the sunflower fields in Castilla-la Mancha. Truly like no other! |
Photo by Roberto Ruiz found HERE.
As if the landscapes above weren't enough to get your bags packed, Castilla-la Mancha has some of Spain's most spectacular natural rivers and gorges in its national park, the Alto Tajo.
|Towards the bridge of San Pedro in the Alto Tajo. Picture found HERE.|
|One of the many rivers of the Alto Tajo park system.|
|This was also taken by the American foreign exchange student. Her blog can be found HERE.|
|The famous windmills of Castilla-la Mancha. Foto found HERE.|
|The dusty acres of barren lands are literally converted into a sea of purple during the fall harvest season. |
The last weekend in October, the town of Consuegra even holds the "Saffron Rose Festival", in honor of the flower that "is born at sunrise and dies at dusk" as sung in the Spanish zarzuela (operetta) of the same name. Photo found HERE.
|Poppy fields and vineyards - what a beautiful combination! Photo found HERE.|