Plaza Mayor, Alcazar de San Juan

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  • There are some studies that Alcazar de San Juan is considered the place of birth of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. This cervantine tradition is based on the baptism certificate found in the parish church of Santa Maria and that in 1748 Blas Nasarre, librarian higher realm and Cervantes, wrote to the margin of heading "This was the author of the story of Don Quixote". The Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra alcazareno differs in age of the Miguel de Cervantes born in Alcalá de Henares, for that would be eleven years younger. So the roots of this belief that, during the Spanish Civil War, he changed his name from the town of "Alcázar de Cervantes". Either way, this town in the heart of La Mancha is much more than Cervantes. The visit to Alcázar de San Juan is full of heritage and tourist attractions as the streets of the old town which will take us from the Town Hall square to the Plaza de Santa María, presided over by a statue of Miguel de Cervantes, where the aforementioned church of Santa María la Mayor. Old buildings and mansions of stone pink as the Santo Domingo Posada or the Palace and Tower of the Grand Prior are also preserved. As well as other well-known churches such as the Church of San Francisco, the de Santa Quiteria, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the convent of Santa Clara. A large square, typically Castilian-La Mancha...
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  • It very desangela to be one main square. Too many bars. I cannot find you the taste of a great concourse full of bars out left and right.
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  • It is a very pretty square, with a market of supplies and the figures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. It has a children's playground and enough bars around. The problem is that you have a source (nice and modern) that leaks, and that lackluster it a little.
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