Grotte de Cervantes

Grotte de Cervantes, Algiers: Address, Phone Number, Grotte de Cervantes Reviews: 3.5/5

Grotte de Cervantes
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M.NACER
London, UK25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
INTERSTING PLACE . A HIDDEN HISTORY. Algiers has a lot to offer and many hidden historical places need to be taken care of.
Written February 28, 2019
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Fred R
Formentera, Spain29 contributions
Oct 2016 • Business
100% emotive and historic, the place where the worldwide known Spaniard genius planned his incredible shuffle. Miguel de Cervantes, Algier's invalid slave, during weeks, waited for a boat to run away, hidden with 20 companions in the cave of the Algier's queen Leila. It's almost incredible that 20 people could just stay in such a tiny place. They were sustained thanks to Kabylian gardeners (one of them, Yca Raez, ended burned up because he helped the fugitives). But the most incredible thing nowadays is that only the Algerian remember it. Modern Spaniards and more than anything academicals plainly refuse to mention the 5 years Miguel de Cervantes spent in Algiers, totally abandonned by the spanish authorities. Many details in the integral version of Don Quijote (annoted by Martin de Riquer, Hispanicos Planeta) let us think it's where Miguel de Cervantes had the intuition of his heroe Don Quijote for the first time, in order to relieve his companions' deep fears. The site in under renovation.
Written December 28, 2016
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Pierre C
Frankfurt, Germany133 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
With some imagination, one can imagine what was Cervantes' life as a prisoner in a cave. The place needs to be cleaned and better presented.
Written July 25, 2016
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