Top things to do in Alcalá De Henares

Top Choice Castilian in Alcalá De Henares

Hostería del Estudiante

Across the road from the parador, this charming restaurant has wonderful Castilian cooking and a classy ambience in a dining room decorated with artefacts from the city’s illustrious history.
Museum in Alcalá De Henares

Museo Casa Natal de Miguel de Cervantes

The town is dear to Spaniards because it's the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The site believed by many to be Cervantes’ birthplace is re-created in this illuminating museum, which lies along the beauti…
Spanish in Alcalá De Henares

La Terraza del Mercado

On the 1st floor of the town's market, this is a lovely place to eat with good views and even better food that changes with the seasons and is always market fresh. The rice dishes are excellent but they're also know…
Tapas in Alcalá De Henares


A wine bar, tapas bar and restaurant all rolled into one, Barataria is a fine place to eat whatever your mood. Grilled meats are the star of the show, with the ribs with honey in particular a local favourite.
University in Alcalá De Henares

Universidad de Alcalá

Founded in 1486 by Cardinal Cisneros, this is one of the country’s principal seats of learning. A guided tour gives a peek into the Mudéjar chapel and the magnificent Paraninfo auditorium, where the King and Queen o…