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 Read more about GASTRONOMY (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  

LITERATURE_MIGUEL DE CERVANTES (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES Cervantes is, par excellence, the Alcalá most famous figure. His birthplace is not certainly known, considering he was born in Alcalá de Henares as the most probable possibility, because, according to his certificate of baptism, he was baptized there. In addition, he declared that he was from Alcalá in the “Información de Read more about LITERATURE_MIGUEL DE CERVANTES (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)[…]

DISTINGUISHED FIGURES_CATHERINE OF ARAGON (CATALINA DE ARAGÓN) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

CATHERINE OF ARAGON Catherine of Aragon, queen of England, who was born in the Archbishop’s Palace in 1485. Nowadays, Alcalá and Peterborough, whose abbey keeps the mortal remains of Catherine since 1536, are twin cities.   CATALINA DE ARAGÓN Audio español-Colombia: Mary Luz Valderrama Catalina de Aragón, reina de Inglaterra, nació en el Palacio Arzobispal Read more about DISTINGUISHED FIGURES_CATHERINE OF ARAGON (CATALINA DE ARAGÓN) ALCALÁ DE HENARES[…]

DISTINGUISHED FIGURES (PERSONAJES ILUSTRES) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

DISTINGUISHED FIGURES Juan Ruiz, the Archpriest of Hita (1284-1351). Writer and Archpriest. Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of the Second Spanish Republic (1880-1940). Pedro de Gumiel, architect and painter. Pedro de Soto, theologian and Dominican monk. PERSONAJES ILUSTRES Audio español-Colombia: Mary Luz Valderrama Juan Ruiz, el Arcipreste de Hita (1284-1351). Escritor y arcipreste Manuel Azaña, presidente de Read more about DISTINGUISHED FIGURES (PERSONAJES ILUSTRES) ALCALÁ DE HENARES[…]

The Adventures of Mr. Francisco de Quevedo in Alcalá (Aventuras alcalaínas de don Francisco de Quevedo) Alcalá de Henares

The Adventures of Mr. Francisco de Quevedo in Alcalá Francisco de Quevedo registered at the University of Alcalá in 1596 and he studied for four years at the Colegio del Rey (King’s College). His stay was ‘hectic, eventful and adventurous, getting involved in fights, quarrels, affairs and challenges, from which, one way or another, he Read more about The Adventures of Mr. Francisco de Quevedo in Alcalá (Aventuras alcalaínas de don Francisco de Quevedo) Alcalá de Henares[…]