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. Ceiling of the house depicts his cartoons, which make appearances all over the house. Desk in his house Part 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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