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Alcalá de Henares Guide

Guide

Alcala De Henares is located 35kms Northeast of Madrid and has been inhabited in its current location since 1BC by the Romans. With scheduled trains and buses, spending a day exploring the city is easy. There are several guided tours available to assist travellers in seeing the sights. Alcala De Henares with its rich history is a great place to spend a day or holiday. Opt for cheap car hire in Alcala de Henares and explore the sights from the style and comfort of your own vehicle.

Explore Alcala de Henares

The local turismo is located on the central Plaza de Cervantes and can arrange guided tours, has maps available and local information.

The Universidad Antigua is located in the heart of Plaza de San Diego and offers guided tours each day. It features a Plateresque façade and the Great Hall houses Paraninfo, an exclusive restaurant. The Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes is reported to be the birth place of Cervantes. The home is open to the public and contains a museum showing earlier works of Don Quixote and other items from the author.

Take time to tour the beautiful Santos Niños Justo y Pastor cathedral. Carvings by Gregorio Fernández and Pedro de Mena line the interior of the church. Nearby you will find the Oratory of San Felipe Neri.

There are many more interesting attractions located throughout the city as well as the Plaza de Cervantes. In the busy square is the open air theatre 'Teatro de Cervantes, which exhibits Calderón de la Barca art works and Lope de Vega art works. The Chapel of Oidor, City Hall, the Convent of Santa Úrsula and the Colegio de Málaga form part of the surrounding buildings.

Accommodation

There are several hotels available in Alcala De Henares to meet any budget or need. Try Husa El Bedel with an excellent location in the heart of the town or AC Alcala located in the commercial area of the city.

Transport

Located 20 minutes drive West of Alcala de Henares is Madrid's Barajas International Airport. This is the arrival destination for the majority of travellers visiting Alcala de Henares. Transport options here are in abundance, with many taxis, shuttles, buses and trains operating into the centre of Madrid. From here there are numerous connections to Alcala de Henares.

Car rentals are available at the airport from suppliers Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. If you are looking to book car hire in Alcala de Henares for the duration of your holiday and you are arriving into Madrid Airport, be sure to arrange for car hire ready for your arrival, and save costs and fuss on public transport services.

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