Things to see and do - Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares :
Unmissable tourist sites
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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
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..
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 ..
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.
Hotels Alcalá de Henares
Colegios, 8 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares
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..
Don Juan I, 11 E - 28807 Alcalá de Henares
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..
Bulgaria, 2 E - 28802 Alcalá de Henares
Restaurants 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..
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'.
Colegios 8 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares