Historically, Guadalajara has suffered the condition of border land on several occasions. During the reconquest, served as a boundary between the Christian kingdoms of the north and the Muslims of the south for quite some time. This explains the abundance of castles and defensive fortresses in the region. The castle of Molina de Aragón, of Andalusian origin, is a good example of it.
During the spanish civil war, the region served as a border between the republican and nationalist sides. The Battle of Guadalajara (1937), won by Republicans, It was a key contest and probably made the showdown go on for two more years. The city of Guadalajara, capital of the province, it was badly affected during the war and many buildings suffered major damage, among them the famous Palace of the Infantado. That is why Guadalajara has numerous monuments of tourist interest such as the following:
Perhaps the Palacio del Infantado is one of the most emblematic places to see in Guadalajara. It's about a palace that he ordered to build, at the end of the 15th century, Iñigo López de Mendoza and Moon, 2nd Duke of Infantado. This palace houses the Guadalajara Museum, which is divided into three zones: an archaeological, other ethnographic, and a third dedicated to painting and sculpture.
And it is that in the history of the city, the Mendoza family has a leading role. Besides nobles, they dedicated themselves to political life in Spain, and in Guadalajara they ordered constructions as important as this palace, which has an Elizabethan Gothic style with Renaissance elements. At present, It is also the headquarters of the Historical Archive, in addition to the aforementioned Provincial Museum of Guadalajara.
Two convents survive in the city: that of the Carmelites of San José, and that of La Piedad. The convent building was erected between 1625 Y 1644, by the architect Fray Alberto de la Madre de Dios and the master builder Jerónimo de Buega. Two important works are preserved inside: the Transverberation of Santa Teresa, of 1644, and the Three Carmelite martyrs.
The convent of La Piedad also It is known as the Palace of Antonio de Mendoza. It was built in the 16th century and It was renovated in the 19th century, changing the style of the building a bit. How convent existed until 1836. Then he has fulfilled different functions: palace nobility, convent, headquarters of the Guadalajara Provincial Council, Museum, cárcel and, even, Institute of secondary education.
Pantheon of the Countess
One of the places of interest that see in Guadalajara is the Pantheon of the Countess of Vega del Pozo and Duchess of Sevillano. It is a monument built between 1882 Y 1916 in the spanish city from Guadalajara, commissioned by Mrs. María Diega Desmaissières and Sevillano, countess de la Vega del Pozo and Duchess of Sevillano, in honor of his father and relatives deceased years before to be buried in it. Be part of the set monumental of the foundation of San Diego de Alcalá. The pantheon has two floors and in the upper one there is a painting on wood of a counterfeit Christ and a monument in which the duchess is buried.
Park of the Concord
Guadalajara is a city with many green areas. The national average is estimated to be around 15 meters squares per inhabitant and Guadalajara, far exceeds this average, with 35 square meters per inhabitant. But perhaps the one that stands out the most above the The rest is the Parque de la Concordia for being in the center, next to the helmet historical. This park to see in Guadalajara is the beginning of an axis of green areas made up of the San Roque parks, the Adorers and the Girl fountain.
Royal Alcazar of Guadalajara
Guadalajara is the reflection of the different cultures that have passed through the area. And an example of this is the Alcazar Real, a fortress of Andalusian origin what to see in Guadalajara. I know built in the 9th century as an enclosure of more than one hectare. Pretended protect the entrance to the city and monitor the passage through the Henares river valley. Over time it has fulfilled other functions and has been a royal palace, factory and military barracks.
The Journey to the Alcarria
The region of La Alcarria, in Guadalajara, is the protagonist of Viaje a la Alcarria, one of the novels of the Nobel Prize in Literature Camilo José Cela. And around this travel novel a tourist and cultural itinerary has been created that you can find here. This route follows in the footsteps of the author during his journey through 22 towns of Guadalajara and is one of the best hiking routes in Spain.This route reproduces the itinerary made, in 1946, by the writer Camilo José Cela, Nobel Prize in Literature. From that ten-day trip through this region came his book "Viaje a la Alcarria". Before, The mystical poets San Juan de la Cruz and Santa Teresa de Jesús had already chosen this area to found
Regarding gastronomy, an ideal place to eat is, definitely, the Scorching restaurant Principal Casino located in the heart of Guadalajara that has Scorching meats from its own aging to satisfy the most demanding palates., Anoja both beef and Iberian pork bait field. Led by Chef Mario Lucas, Dishes available land combined with international cuisine. Its menu is based on traditional cuisine with dishes grilled edge. The Restaurant has a more informal Gastrobar area, Lounge Bar and a restaurant lounge for larger reservations. A perfect place for your trip to Guadalajara.