Alcalá de Henares
This city is proud to be the birthplace of Spain’s most famous writer: Miguel de Cervantes. In fact, here you'll find the Cervantes Birthplace Museum, a 16th-century house with recreated period interiors. Next to the museum entrance, you’ll see a statue of his most famous literary characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. It’s the ideal spot to take a photo with them.On your tour of Alcalá de Henares, you should also be sure to see its beautiful Plaza de Cervantes square, Calle Mayor with its traditional columns, and the original Corral de Comedias theatre. The Cathedral is also worth a visit, and the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso (now home to the University rectorate) is one of the prettiest buildings in the city.Alcalá de Henares is also famous for its generous tapas, making it the perfect place to try this very Spanish style of dining. Enjoy!