Don Quijote de la Mancha

Don Quijote de la Mancha
Por Señora Amanda Ewoldt
Clark Lane Middle School
Waterford, Ct.
Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes era un escritor
español famoso. Él escribió poemas,
dramas y novelas.
Miguel de Cervantes
cuando era un hombre joven
Miguel de Cervantes ya
un hombre viejo.
Su novela más famosa es
Don Quijote. Escribió la
primera parte en 1605 y la
segunda parte en 1615.
La novela Don Quijote es
una historia muy graciosa
de las aventuras de
Don Quijote, un loco, y
su amigo Sancho Panza.
¿Cómo es Don Quijote?
En la historia
Don Quijote
es un noble rico,
honesto, sincero
y generoso.
Es canoso→
← Tiene bigote
← y barba
Es viejo y
alto y delgado…
y valiente.
Le gusta leer
muchos libros
de caballería.
Lee tantos
libros de
caballería que
cree que es un
¡Se vuelve loco!
¿Cómo es Sancho Panza?
Sancho Panza es
un hombre
pobre, bajo y
Es moreno y
Él es el
compañero leal
de Don Quijote.
¡Los dos son buenísimos amigos!
…y tienen muchas
aventuras juntos.
La historia de Don Quijote
ocurre en España…
…en la región de la Mancha
en el centro de España.
La región de Castilla-La Mancha tiene
5 áreas principales.
Toledo es la capital.
5.- Toledo
1.- Albacete
2.- Ciudad Real
3.- Cuenca
4.- Guadalajara
5.- Toledo
Don Quijote y Sancha Panza
andan por la Mancha en sus
caballos. Miran su ruta.
La región de la
Mancha de España es
muy bonita.
Es una región
de muchas
granjas …
y pastores.
Es una región
de castillos
… de ciudades
y pueblos
ancianos y
casas viejas…
…y fiestas culturales.
La región de la Mancha es
bastante famosa por sus
¡Mira los molinos de la Mancha!
La escena más famosa y graciosa es cuando
Don Quijote ve unos molinos y cree que son
Ataca a los molinos.
¡Qué desastre!
¡El ataque de los molinos!
Don Quijote de la Mancha es una historia
muy buena, famosa y graciosa. ¡Léela!
The very name Castilla-La Mancha instantly conjures up
romantic visions of windmills and castles, as alluded to in the
Miguel Cervantes masterpiece “Don Quixote de la Mancha”,
the most widely printed book in the world after the Bible.
Many of those characteristic windmills Don Quixote “fought”,
mistaking them for giants and armies, are still present to this
day. Castilla-La Mancha is located right at the very centre of
Spain and dominated by a characteristically flat expanse
known as the “Meseta”. It also includes mountainous
landscapes as well as some absolutely fascinating
monumental towns such as the World Heritage city Toledo,
Cuenca and Ciudad Real.
Of major interest to the visitor are of course
the monumental cities and towns of great
historical importance, like Toledo, the
enchanting Cuenca and Albacete, but one
should take as well several interesting
alternative routes into consideration, among
them: Ruta de los Pueblos Negros ("Route of
the Black Villages"), having their name from
the use of slate in their traditional
architecture, the "Route of the Saffron
Fields", "Route of the Castles", and the
"Route of Don Quijote", named after
Cervante's legendary "Man from La
Mancha". Still today you will see many of
those characteristical windmills Don Quijote
was fighting with in all the land.
Windmills of La Mancha – You
can't pass through La Mancha
without a detour to visit the
windmills. The best spot is Campo
de Criptana (near Alcazar de San
Juan). Tour the inside of a
windmill, named Infanto, where
kids can see the gears, wheels and
grinding stones up close. The first
Sunday of each month, the restored
windmill Sardinero, grinds flour.
Other mills have been turned into
museums – in the windmill
Garcilaso Inca, there's a Museum of
Farming with traditional tools.
Castilla-La Mancha has been populated since pre-historic
times, as evidenced by the Palaeolithic remains in Alpera and
Minated (Albacete). The Roman occupation, which began in
192 BC, left many legacies, not least roads, aqueducts,
theatres and cities such as Segóbriga, Valeria and Toletum. By
711 AD, however, the region had come under Moorish control
and under their auspices it flourished, both economically and
culturally. Alfonso VI took control of Toledo in 1085 and by the
13th century the Christian reconquest was completed with the
taking of Montiel in 1233. Following a period of upheaval
Castilla had become exhausted by the 17th century, suffering
doubly from high inflation caused by the importing of precious
metals from America and an ever-decreasing population. It
remained a largely rural area despite some steps towards
industrialisation. From the 1950’s onward there was
widespread emigration to Madrid and the major coastal cities.
Since 1982 it has been an autonomous community