Archbishop Palace, Alcala De Henares

World heritage site · Castle · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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  • Almost nothing is left from the 13th century residence of the Archbishops of Toledo in Alcala, but the history is still there. It was the place of the first interview between the Catholic Kings and...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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