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Archbishop Palace, Alcala De Henares

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The Archbishop's Palace of Alcalá de Henares is a palace located in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.The entire set dating from 1209. Two thirds were destroyed as a result of a devastating fire in 1939, during the Spanish Civil War. What remains is the product of the renovation after the fire.In this building came to reside different Castilian monarchs, were held synods and councils, and in here were born the youngest daughter of the Catholic Monarchs and future queen of England, Catherine of Aragon, and the German Emperor Ferdinand, son of Joanna "the Mad". In addition, it is famous for being the place where was performed the first meeting between the Catholic Monarchs and Christopher Columbus.
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  • The building can not visit, because it houses the offices of the bishopric. The staff, very friendly, told me that is not visiting. And I understood it perfectly. On the outside, the Renaissance façade with the great shield of cardenal-infante Luis Antonio de Borbón - 18th century - was the scene of great deeds: for example, the first meeting between the Catholic monarchs and Cristóbal Colón. Here was where the idea of discovering America. Here were born, for example, Catherine of Aragon, wife of Enrique VIII of England, or the Emperor Fernando de Alemania, brother of Carlos V. Here are housed Kings. Palace-fortress of origin medieval, protected by walls, property of the archbishops of Toledo, Lords of Alcalá until the century XIX. It housed the General archive of the Kingdom until an unfortunate fire destroyed it in 1939 - already finished the war-. The chapel of the Immaculate Conception, located in the Torreón de Tenorio can be visited, during hours of worship.
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  • He Palace archiepiscopal Crown a street central in Alcalá de Henares, surrounded of some restaurants. Ideal place to stroll and relax under some of the surrounding trees. It is currently used as administrative building.
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  • Palace fortress in which stands out the facade. It is part of the history of our country, because in the first interview took place between the Queen Isabel I de Castilla with Cristóbal Colón to finance the trip to the Indies. Very interesting.
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  • extremely impressive square and entrance. storks everywhere in the whole city of alcala de Henares, so also at the archbichop's Palace.
  • To visit Alcalá is a must
  • Location of file and administrative, to part of the artistic and archaeological (rather damaged during the civil war) has exhibits and a library. Place where do roles with the Archbishopric.
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  • In very little space you realize the amount of important people who were born or lived in Alcala! The restoration of the buildings is made regular but the site is very nice
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