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It was the residence of the archbishops of Toledo in Alcal de Henares. Its construction is known from the 13th century, with extensions, improvements and restorations being carried out until the 19th century.

In its architecture, styles such as Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque follow one another, and the intervention, in the 16th century, by Alonso de Covarrubias, is especially notable. In this building different Castilian monarchs came to reside, synods and councils were held and the youngest daughter of the Catholic Monarchs and future Queen of England, Catherine of Aragon, and the German Emperor Ferdinand, son of Juana I la Loca were born .

In addition, it is famous for being the place where the first interview was held between the Catholic Monarchs and Christopher Columbus. Through the XIV Tower you can access the Antiquarium that shows us the remains of the Archbishop's Palace, recreating the Ave Mara galleries, the great Fonseca courtyard and the famous Covarrubias staircase. It offers the possibility of climbing the medieval wall, visiting the interior of its towers.

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Fue la residencia de los arzobispos de Toledo en Alcal de Henares. Se tiene noticia de su construccin a partir del siglo XIII, realizndose ampliaciones, mejoras y restauraciones hasta el siglo XIX.

En su arquitectura se suceden estilos como el mudjar, renacentista y barroco, siendo especialmente notable la intervencin, en el siglo XVI, de Alonso de Covarrubias. En este edificio llegaron a residir diferentes monarcas castellanos, se celebraron snodos y concilios y en l nacieron la hija menor de los Reyes Catlicos y futura reina de Inglaterra, Catalina de Aragn, y el emperador alemn Fernando, hijo de Juana I la Loca.

Adems, es famoso por ser el lugar donde se realiz la primera entrevista entre los Reyes Catlicos y Cristbal Coln. A travs de la Torre XIV se accede al Antiquarium que nos muestra los restos del Palacio Arzobispal, recreando las galeras del Ave Mara, el gran patio de Fonseca y la famosa escalera de Covarrubias. Se ofrece la posibilidad de subir a la muralla medieval, visitando el interior de sus torres.

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