Visiting the Visigoths in Recópolis

We all know about the Romans and their exploits, conquering a large part of Europe as we know it today; Spain is no different. The Romans were the original founders of many cities in Spain, such as Zaragoza, Valencia, and Mérida, and increased the importance of many other cities. Everyone knows and loves the Romans!…

Cervantes Festival in Alcalá de Henares

Spaniards take their festivals very seriously; after all, why pass up an opportunity to celebrate with good food, drink, and music! So, as a lover of all things medieval, when I discovered that there was a medieval festival taking place in a medieval town 45 minutes outside Madrid, I knew I had to go. Enter Semana Cervantina, or…