Alcalá in bloom

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!

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  1. It is very pretty with all the flowers in bloom!

  2. Cassandra

    Thanks Mot!

  3. Gosh that’s pretty!

    You’re right – winter really DID last forever this year. We’ve got thunderstorms here today and it’s supposed to be summer!

  4. Beautiful pictures of Alcalá . Thanks for sharing!

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