Alcalá’s Plaza Mayor
On the last day of May, Alcalá de Henares was the prettiest I had ever seen it. (Disclosure: This opinion may or may not be influenced by the light-headedness I felt at turning in my thesis.) Luckily, I had my camera in tow and can offer you photographic evidence. There was still a slight chill in the air, but signs of life were finally bidding adieu to this eternal winter. The red and yellow roses in the Plaza Mayor were especially gorgeous, bobbing magically in the strong winds that swept through the square.
Beautiful spring skies over the university
Terrace on the Plaza Mayor
Irregular–and charming–façades along the Plaza Mayor
Sancho Panza and Don Quijote goof around in front of Cervantes’ childhood home
Another garden shot
If you have yet to make it to Alcalá–or are undecided about what the city–I encourage you to visit this month. Take a seat at one of the many benches or restaurant terraces, soak up this spring sun, and smell the roses. Later, let me know what you think!