Alcalá de Henares Holiday Rentals - be in central Madrid in only 30 minutes!
Alcalá de Henares is a city, steeped in fascinating history and located just 35 kilometres away from the Spanish capital of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain. It is the second largest town in the autonomous community after the capital itself and promises an exciting, interesting, fun and educational holiday break for people staying in Alcalá de Henares holiday homes. The historical centre of the city was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, due to its medieval beauty, quaint winding cobbled streets and plethora of historic buildings, the most important of which is probably the house of Cervantes, alleged birthplace of the great 16th century Spanish literary figure, Miguel de Cervantes, which has now been turned into a museum for visitors to get an authentic taste of home life during the author's time.
Alcalá de Henares Accommodation - come and visit the birthplace of one of the iconic figures of Western literature
Take your camera along with you and capture some precious snaps of Cervantes Square, the main square of the town, named after Cervantes, and the famous facade of the University of Alcalá, an iconic landmark of Alcalá de Henares, and perhaps the greatest pride of the residents. The university is one of the best and oldest universities in the country, and the beautiful, ornate and elaborate plateresque facade is marvelled at by many architecture enthusiasts every year. Another architectural marvel to be seen in the city whilst staying in Alcalá de Henares self catering apartments is the Cathedral of Saints Justus and Pastor, constructed between 1497 and 1514, and containing the remains of Saints Justus and Pastor, two Christian schoolboys who were martyred near the city during the 4th century in the Roman Empire. Come into the cathedral for cool relief from the hot Spanish sun during the summer months and marvel at the beautiful awes-inspiring interior of the church.
Alcalá de Henares Apartments - visit the beautiful cathedral and Plaza de Cervantes main square
Go shoppping down the principal street, or Calle Mayor, and learn about the fascinating history of a city which is divided into a Moorish quarter, a Jewish quarter, and Christian quarter, which has earned Alcala the reputation of being "the city of three cultures." The city is within easy reach of the beautiful and magnificent Spanish capital, all you need to do is jump on a local train and you can be in the city centre within only about half an hour. Come to Alcalá de Henares for history, culture, architecture, art and a brillian Spanish holiday experience, just 35 kilimetres northeast of the third largest city in the EU. Looking for exciting, vibrant and exciting breaks like no other, filled with history, art, culture and cuisine? Take a look at Imperia Apartments.