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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, in the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is now home to the Diocese of Alcalá de Henares. It is located in the Plaza del Palacio and this form part of the monumental set declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The building set dating from 1209. Two thirds were destroyed as a result of a devastating fire in 1939, during the Spanish Civil War. Is preserved is what is left intact after the 1939 fire, the damaged parts were not restored.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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  • Like others, I couldn't get into the building and there was no information on hours. But the outside and the grounds is interesting and it's close to the old Roman walled area so convenient for a quic...  more »
  • We came across it as we were having a stroll and it is in front of the Cathedral’s main gate. Nothing was left from the original medieval building that was built in the time of the Reconquista. Today’...  more »
  • The archbishop´s palace is located on the right side at the end of the “Calle de Santiago” when you arrive on the “plaza de las Bernardas”. It is a nice restored building, not very special on the outs...  more »