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Travel to Alcalá de Henares, the “Castle on River Henares”, to discover a World Heritage city of exceptional beauty.

Make the most out of your trip and explore the old town to discover all of its secrets during your holidays in Alcalá de Henares. Plaza de Cervantes square is the emblematic centre of the town, and is home to important monuments such as the town hall, the Capilla del Oidor chapel and the ruins of the church of Santa María. At its centre is the statue of Miguel de Cervantes and a bandstand.

The imposing University of Alcalá rises to the east of the square. This is a set of colleges and faculties, each more impressive than the last. The historic neighbourhood and the rectorate are the most well-known spaces, built in the Spanish Renaissance. The courtyard of Santo Tomás de Villanueva, a beautiful place where students meet and the Capilla de San Ildefonso chapel are also two good options to visit.

Find out for yourself how great an option the package deals to Alcalá de Henares are if you’re thinking of visiting this beautiful town. Experience the Jewish past of the city on the lively Calle Mayor up to the Cathedral of Santos Justo y Pastor, home to the image of the patron saint of Alcalá. Along the way you can take in some other interesting buildings, such as the birthplace of Cervantes, converted into a museum, the hospital of Antezana and the Corral de la Sinagoga which was home to the town’s largest synagogue.

Explore the Romanic Alcalá at the Casa de Hippolytus archaeological site, located close to the train station at La Garena. The visit takes you to the headquarters of the Complutum young people’s college, an ancient institution dedicated to training the youth of the urban nobility. In its interior you can see a perfectly preserved fish mosaic, as well as other mosaics and paintings.

We don’t want you to miss anything, so we recommend you take advantage of the cheap trips to Alcalá de Henares. If you're travelling by plane, you can get to this great little destination in less than half an hour from Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Top hotels in Alcalá de Henares

Zouk Hotel - Adults Only
Zouk Hotel - Adults Only
2 out of 5
Calle Isaac Newton 2, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of La Garena Plaza Shopping Center, Puerta de Madrid and Monastery of San Bernardo. Regional ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (178 reviews)

"Extremely inconvenient location unless driving. Far from metro station, and another 40 minutes from Madrid central."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019

Zouk Hotel - Adults Only
Parador De Alcala
Parador De Alcala
4 out of 5
Colegios, 8, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is £81 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in the heart of Alcalá de Henares, this spa hotel is steps away from Torre de Santa Maria, Colegio de San Ildefonso and University of Alcala. Corral ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (160 reviews)

"Our 10th stay at this hotel, always a pleasure to be there"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Parador De Alcala
Evenia Alcalá Boutique Hotel
Evenia Alcalá Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle Cardenal Cisneros 22, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is £57 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in the heart of Alcalá de Henares, this hotel is steps away from Puerta de Madrid, Casa de la Entrevista and Alcala Cathedral. Archbishop's Palace and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)

"The area of Madrid was nice seemed a little trendy. The hotel itself had a charm but the staff were not friendly."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Evenia Alcalá Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Alcalá de Henares

Residencia Universitaria Giner de Los Ríos
Residencia Universitaria Giner de Los Ríos
3 out of 5
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, Km. 33,600, Campus de la Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is £42 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this residence is within 3 miles (5 km) of Palacio Laredo, Capilla de las Santas Formas and Teatro Salon Cervantes. Plaza Cervantes ...

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Excellent facilities...I loved it!

"This is a University residence that I believe is better than staying in a hotel because it comes with so many amenities, such as a kitchenette, cafeteria, gym, recreation area and much more. Plus it it quite new and modern!"…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2016

Residencia Universitaria Giner de Los Ríos
Gran Piso en el Centro de Alcalá
Gran Piso en el Centro de Alcalá
Calle San Félix de Alcalá, 12, Alcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Palacio Laredo, Teatro Salon Cervantes and Plaza Cervantes. Monastery of San Bernardo ...

Gran Piso en el Centro de Alcalá
Maxhost La Casa de Ana
Maxhost La Casa de Ana
Calle Teniente Ruiz 19, 2ºb, Alcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid
The price is £71 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Capilla de las Santas Formas, University of Alcala and Colegio de San Ildefonso. ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Impecable y recomendable

"Más grande de lo que parece en las fotos, el anfitrión nos dio trato de 10. Ninguna queja. Sin duda repetiré."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2020

Maxhost La Casa de Ana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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MrsLMeerkat

17 Nov 2019

Fantatic town with lots of history. Excellent restaurants serving authentic food. Great place to visit

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18 Apr 2019

Very busy and also enjoyable town.

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Verified traveller

12 Apr 2019

Alcala is a very pretty small city with friendly people. I stay there when visiting for work and have even visited for vacations. The University, cathederal and Calle Mayor are a must to visit.

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