Just over 60 km from Madrid we find Guadalajaraone of those cities that we can visit on a weekend, where we can eat wonderfully (and without leaving a fortune) and that has precious corners to visit like these seven that we bring you below.
Thus, in the same way that we have seen with many other cities such as Palencia, Soria, Teruel, Cuenca…, here we have a selection of the best (but not the only) of the Manchegan city.
Palace of the Infantado
We begin our visit at the Palace of the Infantado, in Elizabethan Gothic style, which is considered “One of a Kind” for its peculiar display of universal art. It was built by the architect Juan Guas and the carver Egas Coeman at the behest of the II Duke of Infantado around 1480 and has earned to be on the list of aspirants to World Heritage.
If we are in Guadalajara we have to take a walk through this park that is located next to the historic center, with an approximate extension of one kilometer and that is an ideal green area in which to enjoy the outdoors. Do not forget to see the temple, it is beautiful.
Yes we have more palaces. This in particular is the old palace of the Marquises of Villamejor that perfectly combines, on the outside, the Baroque aesthetic with the canons of the city’s building tradition. Without a doubt, its Chinese hall is one of the biggest attractions.
Torreon del Alamín
We continue visiting the Alamín tower and the Las Infantas bridge, which constitute a group of special interest. El Alamín is the neighborhood outside the walls that since medieval times has been located on the other side of the ravine of the same name, to the east of the city.
The Alamín tower now houses a permanent exhibition on the medieval city. A model explains the defensive location of Guadalajara, between two ravines, and shows its old road network, with narrow streets adapted to the contour lines.
It is worth stopping and seeing the Town Hall building in the Plaza Mayor (where we will take the opportunity to have a snack). But in addition, it is also worth going in and seeing the shields and emblems that it collects from various sources and the tables of San Ginés, attributed today to the Maestro de los Luna, from the 15th century.
Church of San Ginés
To the south of the old town of Guadalajara is the Plaza de Santo Domingo, which today is the center of the city, and formerly outside the walls and Plaza del Mercado. In that area we find this church that was, in the past, the convent of Santo Domingo de la Cruz, now disappeared.
Pantheon of the Duchess of Sevillano
Another point of interest is this monument built at the end of the s. XIX by the Countess de la Vega del Pozo and Duchess of Sevillano, in honor of her father and relatives of her who died years before to be buried in it.
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Photos | Pavlemadrid, Xauxa 2003, Zarateman, Sonsaz, Adri Pozuelo
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