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Museo de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quijote, was born in Alcalá de Henares. The house where he was born and lived for the beginning of his childhood still stands on Calle Mayor.IMG_5599 IMG_5600Ceiling of the house depicts his cartoons, which make appearances all over the house. IMG_5601Desk in his house IMG_5602Part of the timeline of Cervantes’ life -the top photo discusses the possibility of Cervantes being a “new Christian” or in other words, directly decedent from a Jewish family that was forced to convert in order to stay in Spain before the 15th century.

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