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Alcalá was a major Roman town, but the history of Alcalá, now a Unesco world heritage site, is above all related to its university. It was founded in 1498, excelled in its language tuition and published Europe's first multilingual bible in 1517 (in Latin, Greek, Chaldean and Hebrew). The university was transferred to Madrid in 1836, but is now back in Alcalá. Cervantes, Catherine of Aragon, the daughter of the Catholic kings, and Bustamante, the Renaissance architect, were all born here.

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Tourist attractions Alcalá de Henares : Things to see and do

  • Medieval Theatre Recommended Recommended

    Plaza de Cervantes 12/17 E - Alcalá de Henares

    This theatre, Europe's oldest (1601) was originally a rectangular open space. The audience sat or stood on the stone floor (still visible beneath the modern flooring). A rostrum or "balcon de las aparencias" was added, and then a roof. In 1..

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  • Old Univerity (Colegio de San Ildefonso) Interesting

    Plaza San Diego E - 28800 Alcalá de Henares

    This building is now occupied by the offices of the university and stands on Plaza San Diego, near to Plaza Cervantès. Its fine plateresque façade (1543), the work of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, is made up of three sections crowned by a balustrade. You ..

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  • Capilla de San Ildefonso

    pl. de Cervantes E - 28800 Alcalá de Henares

    Houses the finely sculpted mausoleum of Cardinal Cisneros, by Fancelli and Bartolomé Ordóñez. Fine Mudéjar «artesonado» ceiling.

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Hotels Alcalá de Henares

  • Parador de Alcalá de Henares Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Colegios, 8 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares

    Prix Prices from : 110 €

    This charming hotel combines modern facilities with traditional-style design and decor, and is equipped with a seasonal outdoor pool and a stylish restaurant. The Parador de Alcala de Henares offers a terrace, set in the cloister of the 16th-century..

  • Evenia Alcalá Boutique Hotel

    Cardenal Cisneros, 22 E - 28802 Alcalá de Henares

    This charming 16th-century building is located in Alcalá de Henares’ beautiful Old Town. Set around an attractive traditional courtyard, its modern, air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The rooms at the Evenia Alcalá Boutiq..

  • Hotel Cisneros Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Paseo de Pastrana, 32 E - 28803 Alcalá de Henares

    Prix Prices from : 42 €

    Situated 12 minutes' walk from Alcalá old town, Cisneros Hotel is connected by the A2 motorway to Madrid’s IFEMA convention centre and Barajas Airport. It offers free Wi-Fi. All rooms at the Cisneros are equipped with air conditioning and feature a ..

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