Alcalá de Henares, the city that saw the birth of Miguel de Cervantes in 1547, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December the 2nd, 1998. This acknowledgement does not only refer to the historical and artistic legacy of the city, but also to the significant contribution provided to universal culture, particularly during the 16th and 17th centuries. Alcalá de Henares is the first city in being designed and planned as a University City, and that design would serve as a model for foreign educative institutions in Europe and America.
The contribution of Alcalá de Henares to the intellectual development included the linguistic progress that took place in the city, especially concerning the Spanish language, and through the works of its most illustrious son, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and his masterpiece, Don Quixote.
The major landmark and one of the great prides of the city is the Universidad Complutense, one of the oldest universities in the world. It was founded in 1293 and its campus is spread throughout the city.
The 5th Spanish Suzuki Guitar Workshop will take place at the Aula de Música, part of the University historical campus.