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University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares

CountrySpain
Date of Inscription1998
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/876

Founded by Cardinal Jiménez de Cisneros in the early 16th century, Alcalá de Henares was the world's first planned university city. It was the original model for the Civitas Dei (City of God), the ideal urban community which Spanish missionaries brought to the Americas. It also served as a model for universities in Europe and elsewhere.

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