Alcalá de Henares ( Spanish pronunciation: [alkaˈla ðe eˈnaɾes]) is a Spanish city in the Community of Madrid. Straddling the Henares River, it is located 31 kilometres (19 miles) to the northeast of the center of Madrid.  As of 2018, it has a population of 193,751, making it the region's third-most populated municipality .
Alcalá de Henares (Community of Madrid) Madrid Region Home Destinations Max 26ºC / Min 5ºC Alcalá de Henares was the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, author of the world-famous “Don Quixote”, and you can visit the house he was born in, which is now a museum.
Alcalá de Henares History Sightseeing Tradition and food Getting there The Romans founded a town they called Complutum, about 2km from today’s Alcalá de Henares. It was one of the most important Roman settlements in the Iberian Peninsula, as attested by the archaeological evidence that has come down to us.
Catedral de Alcala de Henares 429 Religious Sites Palacio Laredo 128 Points of Interest & Landmarks Parque Arqueologico La Casa de Hippolytus 85 Points of Interest & Landmarks Stay A mix of the charming, modern, and tried and true. 2022 Parador de Alcala de Henares 2,262 from $120/night Zouk Hotel 370 from $74/night 2022
Alcalá de Henares, city, Madrid provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), central Spain. Known under the Romans as Complutum, the city was destroyed in ad 1000 and rebuilt in 1038 by the Moors, who called it Al-Qalʿah al-Nahr.
Located just 22 miles from Madrid. Travel by Car or train. From Atocha train station take the C2 or C7 train to Alcala de Henares. The journey takes around 45 minutes. The Cervantes train is also run sometimes where RENFE staff wear period costume and its a themed round trip. It includes a Guided tour of the city.