Alcalá has a rich history and culture, and if you visit, you will want to learn about it!
Rosaria Altomare, State College (Pensilvania), USA.
People in Alcalá are proud of their history, especially Miguel de Cervantes, the famous author of Don Quijote who was born there in the 16th century. They are proud of their cultural traditions as well, such as the medieval fair that is held there every fall during La Semana Cervantina, a week dedicated to Cervantes that celebrates his life and the time period in which he lived.
The streets of Alcalá are structured differently from many in the United States, primarily because they are filled with traffic circles! This causes cars to constantly slow down, keeping them from going too fast!
The streets are filled with busses as well, a reflection of the city’s efficient public transportation system connecting various parts of the city to one another. The public transportation system connects the city to many parts of Spain as well, which makes travel quite easy.
There is a fair amount of traffic in Alcalá. It is well regulated and not too busy, but constant. This all reflects how many people travel in and out of Alcalá on a daily basis.
It is a study abroad destination for students from all over the world and is a place in Spain that you do not want to miss!