Chronology: 2007. Author: José Manuel Díaz.

Inaugurated in 2011, this work is by the sculptor José Manuel Díaz. This sculptural group pays a particular tribute to the most famous work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: “Don Quixote of La Mancha.” Inspired by the adventures narrated in Chapter VIII titled: “The Good Success Don Quixote Had in the Dreadful and Never-Imagined Adventure of the Windmills, with Other Notable Occurrences Worth Remembering.” It portrays the amusing episode experienced by the ingenious hidalgo and his faithful squire in La Mancha: “Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills that rise from that plain. And no sooner did Don Quixote see them that he said to his squire, ‘Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them. With their spoils, we shall begin to be rich for this is a righteous war, and the removal of so foul a brood from off the face of the earth is a service God will bless.'”

This fountain completes the Cervantine route of Mairena del Alcor, which we invite you to explore if you haven’t already.

Type of monument:

Civil monument

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