While an unusual focal point for a country, the windmills of La Mancha, Spain are famous for the part they played in Don Quijote, the tale which has captivated - and continues to captivate - audiences worldwide. Created by Miguel de Cervantes, the book tells the story of Don Quijote not being completely in control of his mind. In the beginning of his story he is in La Mancha and believes he is encountering a formidable enemy- a giant, to be precise. The "giants" are, in fact, just a set of windmills. These scene has proven to be a memorable part of the novel and, ever since, have been a symbol with a strong association with Spain.