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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..

  • 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 ..

  • 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

  • Evenia Alcalá Boutique Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Cardenal Cisneros, 22 E - 28802 Alcalá de Henares

    Prix Prices from : 53 €

    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..

  • Ciudad de Alcala

    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..

  • Hotel El Bedel

    Plaza San Diego, 8 E - 28801 Alcalá de Henares

    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..

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