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Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, is a Spanish city, whose historical centre is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, and one of the first bishoprics founded in Spain. Located in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, 35 km northeast of the city of Madrid, at a height of 588 metres (1929 ft) above sea level, it has a population of around 200,000, the second largest of the region after the Spanish capital itself. The city is generally known simply as "Alcalá", but "de Henares" is often appended to differentiate it from a dozen cities sharing the name Alcalá (from the Arabic word for fortification or citadel). It is capital of Comarca de Alcalá.

The centre of the city remains essentially medieval, with many winding cobbled streets, and many historic buildings. The last 10-15 years have marked a notable improvement in the city, and nowadays it is a pleasure to walk its streets. Still, there is work to be done. The city centre surrounds Cervantes Square (the famous Plaza de Cervantes) and is traversed by a long pedestrian main street, the "Calle Mayor".  Fortunately the old city centre has been largely preserved, unlike the suburbs. There has been no clear planning by the city councillors regarding expansion, and the sprawling suburban areas are irregularly constructed, with the addition of seventies-style high rise blocks in many places.  One of the most important streets in the city is the "Calle del Cardenal Cisneros" which takes tourists from the Madrid Gate at the entrance of the city, to the old city center and the fabulous Cathedral in Santos Niños Square.  The city hosts a large population of international students due to the presence of the University, and in particular its Spanish language and literature programs for foreign students.

The Storks - Alcalá is well-known for its population of white storks. Their large nests can be observed atop many of the churches and historic buildings in the city, and are themselves a significant tourist attraction. Situated in the lowlands of the Henares river, the city is an attractive home for the migratory storks due to the wide availability of food and nesting material in the area. For over twenty year's Alcalá's storks have been counted and studied, and the active protection and maintenance of their nests is by official policy. Although once in danger of disappearing, with only eleven pairs counted between 1986 and 1987, the population has grown to around 90 resident pairs today, many of which have shortened the distance and duration of their typical migrations to remain in the city nearly all year.

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AC Hotel Alcala de Henares, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel AC Hotel Alcala de Henares, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel, Alcala de Henares
The AC Alcala de Henares is located in the commercial and industrial area of Alcala de Henares, Spain, within two kilometres of the city centre and the University. Offering easy access to Madrid and Henares business area, AC Alcala de Henares is a modern property. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby, and there is a room service menu, dry cleaning services, and a safe-deposit box at the front desk. Airport transportation (surcharge) is subject to availability.  AC Alcala de Henares offers a restaurant with modern decor, where Mediterranean dishes are served for lunch and dinner. Breakfast from the buffet is available at a surcharge. The hotel has seven function rooms catering for more than 1,000 delegates, and also offers a business centre. Currency exchange and high-speed Internet access are available.  Guests can use the onsite fitness equipment and join aerobic classes organised by the hotel. Swimming, tennis and horse riding are possible nearby, and the nearest golf course is five kilometres from the hotel. 
Campanile Madrid Alcalá de Henares Campanile Madrid Alcalá de Henares
For a stop-over or a holiday in Madrid, your fully air-conditioned, 3-star Hotel Campanile has everything you need. Only 100 m from the train station, 20 min from Madrid Barajas Airport, and 20 min to the city center, it is accessible from exit 26 off motorway A2. Breakfast buffet - Hotel Campanile offers a full breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the week and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the weekend so you can get a good start to your day. Choose your own balanced breakfast from fruit juice, hot drinks, cereal, pastry and breakfast meats.  The hotel offers you a selection of seasonal ingredients that guarantee quality and freshness all year-round. Discover our many choices of meat and fish cooked on the grill and treat yourself to our daily specials. Don't forget our generous hors d’œuvre and dessert buffet.
Hotel El Bedel Hotel El Bedel, Alcalá de Henares
Set in the historic centre of Alcalá de Henares, the stately Husa El Bedel is 500 metres from the beautiful Cervantes Square and 30 kilometres from Madrid.  Nearby attractions include the impressive Magistral Cathedral, 500 metres away, and the Suroeste Nature Reserve, 30 kilometres distance. Madrid Barajas International Airport is 20 kilometres from the hotel, a 45-minute drive. Guests can start the day with the hotel's breakfast services, book sightseeing tours through the concierge, and relax with a coffee in the bar-café, which features dark wood floors, plush leather chairs and a full bar.  Business travellers can use conference facilities and there is Internet access (surcharge), as well as a 24- hour front desk with multilingual staff. The hotel is in an excellent position for exploring the surrounding area. 
Rafaelhoteles Forum Alcalá Rafaelhoteles Forum Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares
Rafaelhoteles Forum Alcalá is located in the Alcalá de Henares  town centre, declared World City Heritage by the UNESCO in 1998. The hotel is very well communicated, being next to the Madrid Airport and exhibition site IFEMA, as well as from numerous commercial centres and firms of the corridor of the Henares and the most important historical and cultural areas of the city.  The hotel offers 132 rooms, 12 meeting rooms, a restaurant and 2 terraces. Laventae restaurant - Its restaurant “Laventae” invites you to savour the best in international cuisine dishes. The most select catering true to an excellent quality and the freshness of its seasonal products. Its large and expert staff will endeavour to provide you with the best service in unique and very pleasant surroundings.
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Alcobendas is a city located in the Community of Madrid, central Spain. It is located roughly 13 km north of Madrid and 7 km from the Barajas International Airport. It includes a central urban zone, a recently built district known as Valdelasfuentes, La Moraleja and El Soto de la Moraleja residential zones, the Valdelatas natural reserve and a light industrial zone. A huge high-tech firm area known as Valdelacasa is being built. Home for the Cosmocaixa sciences museum and the Diversia entertainment center, it is also the location of a basketball museum organized by Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation which is a home to FIBA Hall of Fame. Alcobendas in is the B1 zone for Madrid's Transports.  Both Alcobendas and its neighbour city, San Sebastián de los Reyes are communicated with Madrid via buses operated by the 'Interbús' bus company. There are currently eight bus lines that go to and from different districts of Alcobendas to Plaza de Castilla (the bus line central hub for the northern area of Madrid). Alcobendas also has eight bus lines that communicate the different zones of Alcobendas between themselves.

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Alcobendas presently has four Metro stations (La Granja, La Moraleja, Marqués de la Valdavia and Manuel de Falla) which all belong to the line 10 of the Madrid Metro network. These stations were recently opened by Esperanza Aguirre (President of the Community of Madrid).

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Hotel Amura Alcobendas Hotel Amura Alcobendas
Hotel Amura Alcobendas in Madrid is a deluxe property within close proximity of the Barajas Airport. The hotel is situated in one of the best business and residential areas in the city, with easy access from the Nacional I highway, M-40, M-30 and M45 motorways, the municipal conference hall and the IFEMA (Feria Internacional de Muestras de Madrid).  A top technological hotel, the Amura Alcobendas specializes in welcoming company clients with every modern comfort you can imagine. Guests will enjoy the exquisite and exclusive cooking based on the creative cuisine of the hotel's chef.  The facilities also include a fully equipped business center, a heated swimming pool and a glass-covered terrace on the top floor.  Each of the 153 guestrooms is equipped with complimentary Internet access. There are eight suites or double rooms with living room, and 18 are linked double rooms, ideal for families.
Eurostars Gran Madrid Eurostars Gran Madrid, Alcobendas
The Eurostars Gran Madrid is a superior, deluxe hotel located in the northern section of Madrid, convenient to the business parks in La Moraleja, Alcobendas, and San Sebastian de los Reyes.  It takes only 12 minutes to get to the airport or the fairgrounds from the hotel. The Eurostars Gran Madrid, which opened in the summer of 2003, is surrounded by shopping and entertainment centers.  The hotel's facilities also include complimentary parking, currency exchange, laundry service, a business center and a gymnasium.  The hotel features a coffee shop, bar, lounge and El Foro restaurant which offers Mediterranean and Provencal specialities. Room service is available.  The Eurostars Gran Madrid features 100 well-appointed and sound-proof guest rooms. 
Rafaelhoteles Madrid Norte Rafaelhoteles Madrid Norte, Alcobendas
The Rafael Hoteles Madrid Norte is located in one of Madrid's business districts, adjacent to the Omega Business Park. The city centre and the famous Paseo de la Castellana avenue are both ten kilometres away. The Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral and Reina Sofia Museum are all within 17 kilometres. After a day's business or sightseeing, guests can enjoy drinks and refreshments on the bar terrace, with its plunge pool and solarium.  The restaurant serves innovative Mediterranean dishes accompanied by a wide selection of Spanish wines from the cellar, and offers views of the Sierra de Madrid mountains. Those with laptops can stay connected via high-speed wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel. Other amenities include room service, currency exchange and garage parking (surcharge). Those in need of retail therapy will find two shopping centres located within one kilometre of the hotel.
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Aranjuez is a town lying 48 km south of Madrid, in the southern part of the Community of Madrid. It is located at the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers.  It is located 48 km from Toledo. It is located at the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers. 

Aranjuez is known for the Palacio Real de Aranjuez, a royal residence, and its vast gardens. The strawberries of Aranjuez are also famous throughout Spain; they are shipped by the carload to Madrid every day during their season.

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Occidental Aranjuez Occidental Aranjuez
Occidental Aranjuez (formerly Barcelo Aranjuez) is a modern property overlooking its own 18-hole golf course and situated three kilometres from the Royal Palace, park and gardens of Aranjuez. The hotel is in an excellent position to explore; Chinchon is 23 kilometres away and the Jardin del Principe gated park is only 5 kilometres away.  The restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes on white linen-topped tables, and the hotel's Bar Hoyo 19 is located in the lobby. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the buffet restaurant (surcharge), play a round of golf on the 18-hole course, and relax in the spa centre with Turkish baths, spa circuit with pools and showers, a sauna, a solarium (closed Mondays and Tuesdays except bank holidays), and massage treatments. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.
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Chinchón - The origins of Chinchón go back to the times of the Carparthians, although later civilizations like the Roman, Visigoth and Arab all left their mark.  Of interest in the town - Plaza Mayor - a classic mediaeval square, dating from the fifteenth century, famous for its form, its colonnade and its 234 balconies;  Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción - Built in the fifteenth century. It has a mixture of styles, from the gothic to the baroque. The alta principal boasts the magnificent painting by Goya "La Asunción de la Virgen"; Castillo de los Condes - Residence of the Counts of Cabrera until 1520 when it was badly damaged during the attack by the "quiñoneros". The third count demolished it and constructed the present building between 1590 & 1598.

Though small, Chinchón is known for its festivals, a big draw for people from nearby Madrid, and those visiting it. Two of the biggest are the Chinchón Festival de anis y vino, a celebration of locally distilled anisette and wine, which takes place at the end of March, and the October garlic festival.

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Condesa de Chinchon Condesa de Chinchón, Chinchón
The charmingly rustic Condesa de Chinchon is named after a painting by Goya, and situated two blocks from the main square of picturesque Chinchon, 30 kilometers from Madrid. Nature-lovers will enjoy the cedars, magnolias and classical fountains of the Garden of La Isla, in Aranjuez, 17 kilometers away. Art enthusiasts can visit the world-famous Prado Museum, in Madrid, 35 kilometers away.  A two block walk along Avenida del Generalisimo is Chinchon's main square with its arcades and wooden balconies. In summertime travelers should beware as Chinchon's residents turn the square into a makeshift bullring.  Guests can breakfast on a terrace in the hotel's interior courtyard or relax in the Condesa Room, with its deep sofas and armchairs and Spanish antiques. Amenities include the 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and air conditioned public areas. 
Parador de Chinchon Parador de Chinchón, Chinchón
Founded by the Lords of Chinchón in the 17th century, this former Augustinian convent houses monumental character set amongst that of Chinchón old town, with its emblematic Plaza Mayor main square. Cypress trees, roses and wild privets in the garden give a beautiful appearance, finished by the marvellous cloister and softened by the blue water in the pool.  Large windows and vaults, classical Castilian furnishing and the pretty, spacious rooms make up the hotel interior, characterised by a peaceful serene atmosphere.  Head to either of the Parador’s two restaurants: "El Convento" and "El Bodegón". The first offers you the chance to savour exquisite dishes based on traditional cuisine with a signature touch. We recommend the tasting menu and dishes made with produce from Chichón plain. El Bodegón opens at the weekend and on holidays, offering an alternative thematic cuisine: Cocido Completo Taba (Taba chickpea and sausage stew served over two courses) is a popular Madrid dish based on an original recipe from the late 19th century. 
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Latest update: May 28, 2017