Things to see and do - Alcalá de Henares
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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.
Tourist attractions Alcalá de Henares : Things to see and do
pl. de Cervantes 12/17
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..
pl. San Diego
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 ..
pl. de Cervantes
Houses the finely sculpted mausoleum of Cardinal Cisneros, by Fancelli and Bartolomé Ordóñez. Fine Mudéjar «artesonado» ceiling.
Hotels Alcalá de Henares
Cánovas del Castillo E - 28807 Alcalá de Henares
Ciudad de Alcala is a pleasant walk from the centre of this charming city. The hotel offers free internet and modern design. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available at this attractive hotel. The short route into Alcala’s historic centre i..
Plaza San Diego, 8 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares
Prix Prices from : 50 €
Located in Alcala de Henares City Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hotel El Bedel features free WiFi. It offers rooms with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. All rooms include a telephone, safe and a minibar, as well as a private bathroom w..
Don Juan I, 11 E - 28807 Alcalá de Henares
Prix Prices from : 48 €
These apartments are located in the heart of the enchanting, Medieval city – home to the famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes and now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can return back from a day’s sightseeing and have a refreshing sw..
Restaurants Alcalá de Henares
Colegios 8 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares
Imagen 12 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares
Housed in a 17C house, this restaurant boasts a glass-fronted dining room arranged around a central patio covered by an awning. Cuisine with a traditional theme. A number of rooms, distributed on two floors and decorated in a classic-contemporary sty..
Cervantes 7 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares
Located alongside the Teatro Cervantes, Ambigú stands out for its young, fresh and relaxed philosophy both in its cooking and interior design. Although the service is more café-style, it is surprisingly professional.
Colegios 3 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares
This restaurant still preserves its original style, with red stone tiled floors, Castilian details and a good layout. It boasts magnificent views of the university's 'Trilingual Patio'.