Yesterday was a day trip to Alcala de Hernares, the birthplace of Cervantes.
The University of Alcala:
Statue of Cervantes in the main square:
Storks nesting on every height:
Baptismal font where Cervantes was baptized. Baptismal record is on the wall behind it.
Cervantes birthplace, now a little sort of museum.
The local pastry:
Special exhibit on St. Teresa of Jesus at the Biblioteca Nacional:
Manuscript of The Way of Perfection….in Teresa’s own hand. There were several artifacts like this, as well as some written by John of the Cross.
Carmelites visiting the exhibit.