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Spain: Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

  Alcalá de Henares is a tiny university town, just 30 km away from Madrid. And what makes it special is that the city still conserves all history – even though it was severely damaged during Spanish Civil Wars between 1936 and 1939 – since the Bronze Age.  While strolling around the city’s most famous Cervantes Square, touring its university buildings or wandering on its pavements and alleys, you feel like you are in the Medieval Age. This is why you don’t get surprised when you see a couple wearing reinnesance costumes. Alcalá is Miguel de Cervantes’ birth town and also is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It has a soul and a story to tell like any other Spanish town. This is the reason to spare a day and stop by at Alcalá if you are in Madrid. Advertisements