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This photo tour of La Mancha follows in the footsteps of Don Quixote

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See Don Quixote’s La Mancha

Following a route through Castile La Mancha in Eastern Spain, one can understand the culture and history of Spain through the eyes of literary hero Don Quixote.

The book written by Miguel de Cervantes in two volumes is considered one of the greatest works of European literature. It portrays the adventures of fictitious character Don Quixote, and his self-proclaimed mission to revive chivalry alongside his trusted squire, Sancho Panza.

The region of Castile-La Mancha, much of which is green and a nature lover’s paradise, provides the backdrop for Don Quixote’s grand adventure.

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Alcalá de Henares

The creator of “Don Quixote,” Miguel De Cervantes, was born in the town of Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is northeast of Madrid and means “citadel on the river.”

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One of the first university towns

Alcalá de Henares was one of the earliest towns in Europe to begin a university. The works of Cervantes paved the way for its academic excellence and its status in the world of literature. The location is home to many magnificent buildings adorned with…

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