Alcázar de San Juan
|Alcázar de San Juan|
|Autonomous community||Castile-La Mancha|
|Comarca||Campo de San Juan|
|Judicial district||Alcázar de San Juan|
|• Mayor||Diego Ortega (PP)|
|• Total||666.78 km2 (257.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||644 m (2,113 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Alcázar de San Juan (often called simply Alcázar or Alcázar de Consuegra) is a town and municipality in the province of Ciudad Real, part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It is located in the plain of La Mancha.
Much of the action of Cervantes' Don Quixote takes place around Alcázar. The village of El Toboso was the home of the Lady Dulcinea del Toboso; Argamasilla de Alba is declared by tradition to be the birthplace of the original of Don Quixote himself.
Alcázar de San Juan was a main railway hub. The famous Third Mixed Brigade (Tercera Brigada Mixta) of the Spanish Republican Army was established in Alcázar de San Juan in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.
- Old windmills
- Tower of the Grand Prior (14th century)
- Church of St. Mary Major (13th-15th centuries)
- Church of St. Francis of Assisi (14th-15th centuries)
- Convent of St. Claire (16th century)
- Media related to Alcázar de San Juan at Wikimedia Commons
- Alcázar de San Juan in Google Maps
- Tourism info center of Alcázar de San Juan
- Webpage reivindicating that is the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes