Alcántara

                                                                       Alcántara

       Alcántara  is a historic-artistic place  (B.O.E. 7-5-98) ,  filled with old building which are perfectly preserved: the Roman Bridge, the Roman temple of San julián, the convent of San Benito, the church of Santa María de Almocovar, the sinagogue, etc.

                                                          The Roman Bridge

   It was built  by  the architect Cayo Julio  Lácer,  in  the  time of  Trajano. It was finished  in AD 10. In the middle of bridge there is an  arch  called  the  Arch  of the Triumph. This is the only bridge which has  this  construction  because  we   can find   several commemorative tablets of its restoration with the heraldry of Carlos V e Isabel II. 

                                                     The Convent of San Benito

      This Convent was the main hause of the military order of Alcántara. Nowadays it  is  the  famous  stage of the "Spanish Classic Theatre of Alcántara", which is celebrated the first week of August. There we can see plays whose  main  actors  and actresses are very famous:   Juanjo  Menendez,   Maribel  Verdú,  Fernando  Guillen,  Adolfo   Marsillach, Rafael Alvarez "El Brujo" etc.

        

          San  Pedro  de  Alcántara, was born in this beautiful village and he lived  here  until  he  decided  to be friar of the Franciscan Order and he devoted  to  improve  and  reform,  this,  Order  all  his  life. He was an inseparable  friend  of  Santa  Teresa  de  Jesús.  His  given  name  was   Juan  Garabito de Sanabria.

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 Alcántara: Conjunto Histórico-Artístico   Festival de Teatro      Clásico Alcántara: Semana Santa
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