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Cervantes-related destinations

  • Plaza de Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares © Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares

    Plaza de Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares © Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares

  
  


"Miguel de Cervantes and his novel 'Don Quixote of La Mancha' have a special place in the history of literature. ..."

Miguel de Cervantes and his novel 'Don Quixote of La Mancha' have a special place in the history of literature. Many towns and villages in Spain have links to Cervantes and his literary creations, and are great places to visit at any time of year.

Alcalá de Henares

The author of Don Quixote is omnipresent in the cultural calendar and in every corner of the city where he was born. You can visit the museum in the house where he was born, and see the record of his baptism in the Universes of Cervantes Visitor Centre in the chapels of Antezana and Oidor. Every year a Classical Theatre Festival is held in Alcalá; in April, the Miguel de Cervantes prize is presented in the University’s assembly hall; and Cervantes Week is held in October. See more information.

Villanueva de los Infantes

They say that this village, in the province of Ciudad Real, is the famous 'somewhere in La Mancha' where Don Quixote lived. Its built heritage is certainly quite notable, with numerous mansions and 16th and 17th century buildings. See more information.

Alcázar de San Juan

Still in the province of Ciudad Real this is another typical Manchego village with interesting built heritage, as well as the Museum of the Hidalgo, in a 16th century mansion, where you can learn about the lives of the hidalgos, the minor nobility and gentlemen who inspired Cervantes to create his famous literary character. See more information.

Find out more about the world of Cervantes and the interesting places connected to his life and work on the special Cervantes page of Spain is Culture.

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