Azorín

  • The Windmills of Criptana

    The villages of the Mancha, which the traveler can easily visit by making a slight detour off the Madrid-Cordova highway, still jealously dispute the honor of having been the home of Don Quixote. José Martínez Ruiz, better known under his pseudonym of AZORÍN,made this pilgrimage to the Mancha many years ago. He is the oldest surviving member of the great literary “Generation of 1898” and his delicate evocations of the Iberian landscape and its inhabitants are well-established classics of modern Spanish letters.