Alcala de Henares

Alcala de Henares is located just 30 km from the city centre of Madrid and 14 km from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport.

Alcalá de Henares is known for being one of the few UNESCO World Heritage Cities in Spain. This is due to its remarkable historic centre that reflects so many important periods of the country’s past history.  It offers interesting possibilities for quality leisure time, with a wide range of cultural and tourist attractions. It’s a vibrant multicultural university town with students from many parts of Spain and indeed the whole world.

Alcalá is a fairly large city, with approximately 200,000 inhabitants, and life tends to be quite active but, in contrast to the big capitals, it also enjoys a calm and tranquil atmosphere. The Conference venues, the Colegio de San Ildefonso – Rectorado and the Colegio de Málaga and  the Colegio de Málaga – Facultad de Filosofía y Letras are in The Historic Campus which is at the heart of the city centre.

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The old part of the city has many pleasant squares and pedestrian streets.

The main street is the Calle Mayor which connects the Cathedral to the Plaza Universitaria de Cervantes. Around this area there are many historical sites to visit, but simply strolling around, having a coffee or a drink with a “tapa” is a highly enjoyable experience.

The Museo Arqueológico Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid is located in Alcalá de Henares which makes it a highly appropriate venue to celebrate the Landscape Archaeological Conference.

Find here all the information about Alcalá and its historical sites

If you wish, you can also look at the official tourist sites which will give you a lot of information about the city: