HISTORIA DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (HISTORY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES)

  HISTORY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES The origin of the city dates back to the Celtiberian age (Ikesankom Kombouto or Iplacea), but it is with the arrival of the Romans when a notable town named Complutum was formed. Within its more than four centuries of existence, it reached an importance that endured throughout the whole Leia mais sobreHISTORIA DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (HISTORY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES)[…]

ALCALÁ DE HENARES  

ALCALÁ DE HENARES Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city, whose district stretches over La Alcarria region. Its territory belongs to the Community of Madrid, and it is the capital city of the Region of Alcalá located in the basin of the Henares River, to the east of the region, it has a population of Leia mais sobreALCALÁ DE HENARES  […]

El Convento (convent) de San Bernardo (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)

The Convento (convent) de San Bernardo The Cardinal Bernardo de Sandoval founded this convent in 1618 for the Cistercian nuns. It is the most important Baroque historical building in the city. The austere brick facade hides a magnificent oval floor interior, whose original church, instead of an altarpiece, it has a curious baldachin that makes Leia mais sobreEl Convento (convent) de San Bernardo (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)[…]

La casa de la Entrevista (The House of the Interview) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

The House of the Interview The Casa de la Entrevista is the old monastery of San Juan de la Penitencia, founded at the end of the 15th century by Cisneros, in order to gather the Franciscan nuns’ convent, and also to harbor the school of Santa Isabel for poor ladies and a women’s hospital. Cisneros’ Leia mais sobreLa casa de la Entrevista (The House of the Interview) ALCALÁ DE HENARES[…]

Alcalá de Henares – Azul – CIUDADES HERMANAS

Alcalá de Henares – Azul Ciudades hermanas Durante la celebración de los 400 años de ‘El Quijote’, obra clásica de Miguel de Cervantes, el Centro UNESCO de Castilla la Mancha decidió declarar una serie de Ciudades Cervantinas en el mundo. Así es como en 2007, Azul fue designada Ciudad Cervantina de Argentina (y la primera Leia mais sobreAlcalá de Henares – Azul – CIUDADES HERMANAS[…]

GASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

GASTRONOMY Alcalá gastronomy is part of the traditional Castilian food: soups, roasts and vegetables. The typical food from Castilla-La Mancha has names that, in many cases, come from Don Quixote’s stories. Specially, the Spanish migas with chorizo, the fried eggs or the garlic soup deserve to be mentioned. Among the main courses we have roast Leia mais sobreGASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) ALCALÁ DE HENARES[…]

FESTIVITIES (FIESTAS) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

Cervantes’ Week At the end of September: Cervantes’ Gastronomic Days and Cervantes’ Week (from 9 October). Semana Cervantina Audio español-Colombia: Mary Luz Valderrama Finales de septiembre: Jornadas Gastronómicas Cervantinas y la ‘Semana Cervantina’ (a partir del 9 de octubre) ALCALÁ DE HENARES  

FESTIVITIES (FIESTAS) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

23 APRIL, MIGUEL DE CERVANTES AWARD 23 April, Miguel de Cervantes Award. Cervantes’ April “Word Festival”. Book Fair. 23 DE ABRIL – ENTREGA DEL PREMIO CERVANTES Audio español-Colombia: Mary Luz Valderrama 23 de abril, entrega del Premio Cervantes de Literatura.  Abril de Cervantes “Festival de la Palabra”. Feria del Libro. ALCALÁ DE HENARES