The Motilla del Azuer is a Bronze Age fortified farming community in La Mancha, Spain. Motillas are organized around deep wells, and are fortified to protect access to water.
The site is contributing to our research on fortifications, warfare, and water control systems.
A spectacular, one-of-a-kind Bronze Age site built to defend crops and natural resources
A crusader-period castle built in the battle against invading Moors
A crusader-period castle with a history ranging back to prehistoric times
A historic church with bull ring annex, used to control public festivities
A historic bullring, in use to this very today
The very same windmills that inspired Cervantes to write Don Quixote