14 Sights in Alcala de Henares, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Alcala de Henares, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Alcala de Henares, Spain.

Sightseeing Tours in Alcala de Henares

1. Puerta de Madrid

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The Puerta de Madrid is a monument in the Spanish city of Alcalá de Henares, in the Community of Madrid. Built in 1788, it is located on Calle Andrés Saborit, near the urban centre of the town, entering from the traditional route that connects Alcalá with the town of Madrid.

Wikipedia: Puerta de Madrid (ES)

2. Complutum

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Complutum was an ancient Roman city located in the present-day city of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. It has been partially excavated and the impressive remains can be seen today at the Complutum archaeological site south west of the current city, about a kilometre from the medieval centre.

Wikipedia: Complutum (EN)

3. Alcalá de Henares

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Alcalá de Henares

Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city in the Community of Madrid. Straddling the Henares River, it is located 31 kilometres 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.

Wikipedia: Alcalá de Henares (EN)

4. Parador de Alcalá de Henares

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The Parador de Alcalá de Henares consists of two unique buildings with more than four hundred years of history. The "Hostería del Estudiantes" was founded in 1929 on the site of the old Colegio Menor de San Jerónimo or Trilingüe. And the new building, officially inaugurated on July 23, 2009, occupies three plots of the original 16th-century plans. On plot no. 14, there was the Colegio de Mercedarios Calzados, in the area of the current carved garden. The alley of El Pozo separated him from the Colegio de San Basilio. On plot 15 was the Colegio de Caballeros Manriques and corresponds approximately to the entrance and lobby of the parador. On plot 16, the Dominican College of St. Thomas Aquinas was founded.

Wikipedia: Parador de Alcalá de Henares (ES), Website

5. Centro de interpretación de Alcalá Medieval

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The Interpretation Centre Alcalá Medieval, formerly known as the Interpretation Centre of Burgo de Santiuste, is located in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. It allows a tour through the history of the city during the Middle Ages, from the end of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Renaissance; accompanied by material objects of the time. It helps to understand the origins of the present city of Alcalá and the main medieval spaces that are preserved in it, such as the walls or the Archbispatial Palace.

Wikipedia: Centro de Interpretación Alcalá Medieval (ES)

6. Castillo de Alcalá La Vieja

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The Alcalá la Vieja Castle is located in the municipality of Alcalá de Henares, in the eastern part of the Community of Madrid (Spain). It is a medieval strength, raised by Muslims, whose first references date from the 10th century. Of the ancient fortification, only two defensive towers are kept, recently restored, and remains of some towers and the wall, which are found in a dilapidated state.

Wikipedia: Castillo de Alcalá la Vieja (ES)

7. Ermita del Cristo de los Doctrinos

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The University Ermita of the Blessed Christ of the Alcalá Doctrines of Henares is popular architecture, of the purest Spanish baroque. It has a chapel recollection, where you can see the size of the Christ of the Doctrines, a manerist work of the Jesuit Domingo Beltrán, as well as an excellent collection of religious art from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Wikipedia: Ermita del Cristo de los Doctrinos (ES)

8. Colegio de Málaga

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Colegio de Málaga

The Minor College of San Ciriaco and Santa Paula, popularly known to the College of Malaga, is one of the educational centers that integrated the former Cisnerian University of Alcalá de Henares, and which currently hosts the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Alcalá.

Wikipedia: Colegio de Málaga (ES)

9. Aeródromo Barberán y Collar

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The Barberán and Collar Aerodrome was an old military aircraft installation located outside Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) Spain. It was particularly relevant during the Spanish Civil War. Currently, its land has been established as an external campus of the University of Alcalá.

Wikipedia: Aeródromo Barberán y Collar (ES)

10. Colegio-Convento de San Basilio

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Colegio-Convento de San Basilio

The Colegio-convento de San Basilio the Great de Alcalá de Henares is baroque style. It was raised in 1660 as a minor school at the University of Alcalá, currently a university cultural centre. It is a Cultural Interest of Spanish Heritage with the code RI-53-000095.

Wikipedia: Colegio-Convento de San Basilio (ES)

11. Ermita de Santa Lucía

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The hermitage of Santa Lucía de Alcalá de Henares is one of the most emblematic religious buildings in the city. It is located in the heart of the historic centre, at the confluence of Calle Tercia and Calle Victoria, in front of the Cathedral-Magistral.

Wikipedia: Ermita de Santa Lucía (Alcalá de Henares) (ES)

12. Corral de Comedias de Alcalá

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Corral de Comedias de Alcalá Paco Manzano / CC BY 3.0

Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares in Alcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid, Spain, is one of the oldest preserved theatres in Europe. Built in 1601–02 and designed to mirror the Corral de la Cruz in Madrid, the architect was Francisco Sánchez.

Wikipedia: Corral de comedias de Alcalá de Henares (EN), Website

13. Capilla de San Ildefonso

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Capilla de San Ildefonso

The San Ildefonso Chapel was the church of the San Ildefonso College of the University of Alcalá and was completed in 1516. Francisco Vallés and Antonio de Nebrija are buried in it, and presents the sepulcral monument of Cardinal Cisneros.

Wikipedia: Capilla de San Ildefonso (ES)

14. Colegio de los Irlandeses

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The Minor College of San Jorge or the Irish, from the University of Alcalá, was founded in 1630, being built from 1649 to 1652, in order to accommodate theology students from Ireland, Flanders and the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Colegio de los Irlandeses (ES)


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