A Day at a Medieval Festival in Spain

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Melanie J.

As someone who loves history, one of the best things about living in Spain is the country's rich history and culture. Often, historical monuments and artifacts are only a train ride away. After talking with one of the history teachers at my school, I learned about a medieval festival celebrating the life and birthplace of the Miguel de Cervantes, the author of famous book Don Quixote. So, on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I boarded the train to this festival, to the historic birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares. Immeadiately, I felt like I had stepped in a time machine back to the 1500s. Beautiful flags lined across the tops of streets and businesses were filled with different trades resembling the medieval times. Throughout the day, my roommate and I explored each of the unique stalls and made our way through the busy streets. It was an amazing experience to discover and learn more about the history of Miguel de Cervantes and the town of Alcalá de Henares.

Hasta luego,