My visit to Alarcón

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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.

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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.

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El castillo observed the death of the Muslim prince El Ciego, and the conquest of the Christians led by Martín Ceballos.

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Today, the castle is a Parador hotel. Paradores are luxury hotels located in historic buildings. This means, you can stay at the castle!

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Here are some more pictures of the pueblo!

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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

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2 thoughts on “My visit to Alarcón

    Katelan Jae said:
    October 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This is beautiful!

    2014 Year in Review « Nuevas aventuras said:
    December 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

    […] only things I didn’t see there were Belmonte and the famous windmills. Another trip then! 5. My Visit to Alarcón – This post really doesn’t have much text, and I think it was initially popular because […]

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