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Alcazar de San Juan

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Alcázar de San Juan 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.HistoryIts name is taken from an old moorish fortress, which was afterwards garrisoned by the knights of St John .Much of the action of Cervantes' Don Quixote takes place near Alcázar. The village of El Toboso was the home of the Lady Dulcinea del Toboso; Argamasilla de Alba is declared by some to be the birthplace of the original Don Quixote himself.Alcázar de San Juan was a main railway hub. The famous Third Mixed Brigade of the Spanish Republican Army was established in Alcázar de San Juan in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.Main sightsOld windmillsTower of the Grand Prior Church of St. Mary Major Church of St. Francis of Assisi Convent of St. Claire Notable people José Antonio Redondo, cyclist
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