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Guadalajara Mini Guide
Part of Castile La Mancha, the city of Guadalajara is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the centre of Spain and is easily accessible as it is only 60 kilometres north west of Madrid
. Car hire in Guadalajara is a good way to make day trips to the capital of Spain. About seventy five thousand people live in Guadalajara along the Henares River.
It is not to be confused with a city in Mexico
of the same name, though Guadalajara in Mexico was founded by an inhabitant of Guadalajara in Spain. Guadalajara in Spain has been variously populated by Romans, Arabs and Christians over the years. When the Moors visited this settlement in the 8th century they named it the Valley of the Stones. In the Middle Ages Guadalajara was recaptured by Christian forces. Then the Mendoza family ruled during the Renaissance era.
Guadalajara has a sparse and attractive feel to it with many lonely looking but impressive buildings. There is the Concathedral de Santa Maria and the Torreon de Alvar Fanez. Alvar Fanez de Minaya was a Christian conqueror of Guadalajara and he is depicted on the city's coat of arms. Other well known residents include the 20th century writer Antonio Buero Vallejo.
Churches and cathedrals are the most visited sights by tourists who go there and there is also a picturesque bridge which was built over the Henares River by the Moors. To see everything why not book a hire car cheaply?
- Be in Guadalajara on May 19th for the Caballada Festival which celebrates a victory by Muleteers in 1162 that saved King Alfonso VIII from the clutches of his scheming uncle. The festival involves many townsfolk on horseback who attend an auction of pastries sold according to weight and who then visit the shrine of the Virgin of the Star, all accompanied by thousands of revellers. It's truly a sight to be seen.