My host family and the teachers at my school have all been telling me that I need to visit the Spanish pueblo Alarcón. Here’s some history and some highlights from my trip to this medieval town.
Alarcón, a town in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, is famous for its castillo (castle). The castle was originally founded by the Muslims in the 8th century and was then captured by King Alfonso VIII in the 12th century.
El castillo observed the death of the Muslim prince El Ciego, and the conquest of the Christians led by Martín Ceballos.
Today, the castle is a Parador hotel. Paradores are luxury hotels located in historic buildings. This means, you can stay at the castle!
Here are some more pictures of the pueblo!
What about you? Have you ever been to Alarcón or stayed at a Parador hotel?
“Travel is fatal to predjudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Photos by Megan Coffroth