Miguel de Cervantes’ life is the mirror where the characters and predicaments of the Quijote de la Mancha, a genius work that left a mark on the whole world.
Opening of the rebuilt “House of Cervantes” in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, in the Calle Mayor, that holds the Cervantine Museum and Library. The house has two floors, with a central court and a small garden in the main façade, where many of the plants Cervantes mentions in his books will be grown.
A Castilian armchair, a brazier and an oil lamp on a desk, are some of the furniture and accessories that are used to recreate the atmosphere of the Sala Noble of a home in the 16th and 17th century, in the Cervantes Birthplace House Museum. The Cervantine museum is in the building where some studies say was born the famous writer and in it’s rooms the atmosphere and daily life of the Spanish Golden Age.
Toledo, 1930s.- Central court of the Posada de la Sangre, of the 16th century. The court of rectangular shape is surrounded by galleries with balustrades, held by wooden pillars in the upper floor and by stone columns in the lower floor; around it the rooms of the inn are ordered. In this place, that was formerly known as the “El Mesón de El Sevillano”, Miguel de Cervantes wrote his novel “The Illustrious Kitchen Maid”.
Miguel de Cervantes died on April 22, 1916 and was buried in the church of the Madrid convent of the Trinitarias Descalzas nuns of San Ildefonso. However, successive reforms carried out in the temple, forced to move his tomb and his remains were lost. Following an investigation, they were found side by side in an ossuary in 2015. In the church of San Ildefonso the convent of the Trinitarians of Madrid is erected a plaque in his honor. Cervantes was devoted to the Trinitarians because they paid much ransom demanded by the Barbary pirates in Algiers for the freedom of his brother and his. This order, founded in the late twelfth century, had as one of its functions the release of Christian captives in North Africa by paying ransoms.
Nearly 400 years after his death on April 23rd 1616, they are attempting to locate the mortal remains of Cervantes with a georadar in the Convent of the Trinitarias of Madrid where he asked to be buried. In the image, the façade of the Convent of the Trinitarias of Madrid, in the street Lope de Vega 18.
Moment of the placing of the remains of the writer Miguel de Cervantes who now rest in the new monument erected in his honor in the church of San Idelfonso of the convent of the Trinitarias of Madrid, that were found in march by a team of researchers and that has been inaugurated today. In its visible part, the sepulcher has a stone plaque over a foundation of granite that is placed in the left of the door to the church, has a consideration of Cultural Interest Good. Beyond it, in the inside, there are three urns placed in a niche that keep the remains of the now famous reduction 32 of the crypt of the old church, where a team of researchers, archeologists and historians leaded by Francisco Etxeberria found the remains of the writer.
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