Castilla-La Mancha is located at the center of the Iberian peninsula. The region is dominated by an extense tableland, although there are mountainous landscapes too. There are some cities and towns of great historical importance, like Toledo, the former capital of Spain. But also don't miss 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.