The Parador de Alcalá de Henares is located in the heart of this city universally famous for being the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. The Parador is located in a former 17th-century convent which has been fully refurbished in a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. The exquisite interior decoration is modern, minimalist and extremely elegant.
The hotel is fully equipped with a spa, business centre, convention centre and twelve conference rooms. The location of this Parador, 26 kilometres from Madrid, 20 kilometres from Barajas International Airport and the IFEMA facilities, and only 2 kilometres away from the train station, make it an attractive destination, not only for tourism but also for conferences and celebrations.
Alcalá de Henares boasts the title of World Heritage City, and no wonder. In the cobbled streets of its historic centre, you’ll discover the historical legacy of this university city. A literary capital par excellence, this is where Miguel de Cervantes was born and where Francisco de Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina and San Juan de la Cruz, geniuses of the Spanish Renaissance, lived.
The Parador de Alcalá isn’t just the best starting point for visiting the city, but it’s also a good option for hosting conferences and celebrations. Once you come here, we know for certain that you’ll return, just as the storks return every year to the city spires.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Seasonal swimming pool
Electric car charging station
Work area with internet access
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
Light, sound and water merge beneath 17th-century vaulted ceilings. Spotlights on the pool create a unique atmosphere. Spiral shapes reveal relaxing, sensory surprises. Our spa is in one of the most spectacular areas of the Parador, beneath the vaulted church ceilings ofthis former 17th-century convent. The perfect place for a journey of relaxation and well-being for both body and soul. Take this opportunity to complete the experience with one of our treatments. Your choice of unique new sensations awaits.
Alcalá offers great possibilities for quality leisure activities, which are diversified in a wide range of cultural and tourist attractions. This is a city devoted to culture, considered the City of Arts and Letters, and an intellectual and educational landmark in the Region of Madrid and the rest of Spain. Some of the most important cultural events are the Classical Theatre Festival in Alcalá, the AlCine Short Film Festival, the staging of Don Juan in Alcalá (Festival of Regional Tourist Interest), the Cervantes Week, which includes the spectacular Don Quixote Market (Festival of Regional Tourist Interest), Cervantes April which celebrates the awarding of the Cervantes Prize for literature in the city, and Easter Week (Festival of Regional Tourist Interest).
Begin your tour at the Calle Mayor and head towards the essential sites: the Cervantes Birthplace Museum, the Cathedral, the University of Alcalá, the Corral de Comedias, the open-air Museum of Modern Sculpture, the Capillas del Oidor and the Monastery of the Bernarda nuns. Nor should you miss the beauty of the Salón Paraninfo, where the prestigious Cervantes Prize for Literature is awarded, or the many historical buildings where the storks, who are now part of Alcalá’s landscape, make their homes.
Once you’ve discovered all that the city of Alcalá de Henares has to offer, and if you’d like to explore charming spots full of history, we recommend an excursion to Chinchón (29 km) and Aranjuez (67 km). If you’re travelling with children, we recommend a visit to the Parque Europa in Torrejón de Ardoz, a place that impresses both children and adults. Admission is free and it’s only 14 km away from the Parador de Alcalá.
Given its proximity to Spain’s capital, you can't miss Madrid’s most attractive tourist areas such as the Paseo del Prado, the Austrias area, the Barrio de las Letras, La Latina, or more commercial areas such as Calle Serrano in the neighbourhood of Salamanca.
The Parador de Alcalá constitutes an incomparable setting where tradition and the avant-garde combine to house all sorts of events in its facilities, with a total surface area of approximately 1000 m2 and a convention centre located in the former 19th-century workshops, with the most advanced equipment, meticulous service and personal coordination to ensure that each event is a complete success.