Alcalá de Henares
Behind the walls of Alcalá (which means castle in Arabic), a Unesco World Heritage Site, lie some five hundred listed monuments. Like Salamanca, the history of Alcalá is inseparable from that of its university. The city is also proud of having been the birthplace of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. Enjoy a walk along Calle Mayor in the shade of its porticoes, half-timbered houses and parasols.