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Located just thirty kilometers from Madrid, you can't miss all the stuff to do in Alcalá de Henares. This city has been designated a World Heritage Site for its culture and history. Take a train or bus from the centre of Madrid and discover all the places to visit in Alcalá de Henares.

Hundreds of tourists stop every year to discover the Calle Mayor. You'll also find the tourist information kiosk ideal if you want to plan a route through the city that's more focused on the Alcala de Henares attractions. Its lateral arcades will lead you to the three of the most beautiful things to see in Alaclá de Henares: the Museum de Cervantes House, the
Cathedral of St Justus and St Pastor, and the Convent of the Clares of San Diego. Perfectly situated, the Museum of Miguel de Cervantes House is where you can discover how the houses used to be during the Golden Age and pass by where the author of the world famous novel, Don Quixote, grew up. Visiting this museum is one of the obligatory things to do in Alcalá de Henares.

In 1499 Cardinal Cisneros founded what today is a symbol for tourism in Alcalá de Henares. Inside is home to one of the most important literary prizes in the Spanish Language, the Miguel de Cervantes Award, and its main facade will leave you speechless.

In a city brimming with culture from all sides, the Theater Lounge Cervantes still holds plays and performances. For lovers of architecture, there's the Palace of Laredo, where imagination and creativity come together to devise a complete work of art. If you love culture and art, you'll always find Alcalá de Henares activities. However, you can't visit the city without relaxing a little and what better way that to partake in the many gastronomical Alcala de Henares activities. Don Quixote returns to inspire the most popular dishes. It should be noted that Alcalá hosts a Gastronomic Week in February, the popular Tapas Trail or Cervantinas Gastronomic Days. The Archbishop's Palace and the Town Hall complete the attractions in Alcalá de Henares, but if you're still wondering about what to do in Alcala de Henares, check out more descriptions shared by minube users.
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