Alcalá de Henares Journals

Alcala, World Heritage

A travel journal to Alcalá de Henares by traveltech

Alcalas University Photo, Alcalá de Henares, Spain More Photos
Quote: Alcala de Henares, has been appointed as World Heritage City by UNESCO, because its important cultural background as University City, and birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the writer of "Don Quixote", and its just few miles outside Madrid.

Alcala, World Heritage

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Madrid's Gate Photo, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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-The Magistral Cathedral was built in the late 1400s by an appointment of Cardinal Cisneros. This church is one of the few with the title of "Magistral", because in 1519, Pope X demanded that all priests be Doctors by the Univerity. -The University, founded in 1498 by Cardinal Cisneros, was the second in Spain and built by Gil de Ontanon -Archbishop's Palace, a huge building from the 13th century, surrounded by walls and towers, was the birthplace of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII of England. -Miguel de Cervantes birthplace house, where he was born in 1547. Quick Tips: There are many good restaurants, but I recommend you try the "Hosteria del Estudiante", h...Read More

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