About Alcala de Henares.Madrid.Spain
Alcala de Henares is located in the center of Spain, 35 kilometers northeast of the city of Madrid (30-40 minutes).
It has a population of around 200,000, one of the largest in the region after Madrid.
Its historical center and University are one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Learn more about the History of Alcala in this link.
Alcala is well known for its white stork population, which accounts for 10% of the birds residing in the Community of Madrid. Click here to learn more about this fact.
Cervantes was born in Alcala. He was a Spanish novelist who wrote Don Quixote, the first modern European novel, and he is known as the greatest Spanish writer of all time. Alcala loves Cervantes.