From lands of Castille, we arrive in Alcalá de Henares. Cervantes’ home town, with beautiful streets, palaces, convents and civil buildings, always welcomes people to discover its University (in 1499, the Cardinal Cisneros built from scratch the first university campus in the world) and the Colegio Mayor of San Ildefonso, the Plaza de Cervantes, the ruins of Santa María de la Mayor, the school streets of Santa Úrsula and Escritorios, the Iglesia Magistral Catedral de los Santos Justo y Pastor, the Roman mosaics of the regional archaeological museum... Don’t forget to wander through the crowded calle Mayor -the longest street with porticoes in Spain-, where the birth house of the illustrious author of Don Quixote stands. Enjoy its shops and its tapas bars as well and visit the Corral de Comedias, a unique building that is now the oldest in Spain and which contains important and original construction features. You need to pay attention to the agenda because Alcalá, known as the city of the Arts and Literature, offers great quality leisure activities, distributed in a wide cultural and tourist offer that may coincide with your travel dates. During your visit to this city, you should the take the opportunity to try typical dishes of the Castilian cuisine with the culinary references of the Quixote, since this is also a town with a great tapas culture. If you are travelling with children, a visit to Parque Europa in Torrejón de Ardoz is highly recommended. It boasts full-scale replicas of 18 European landmarks, it is free and just 14 km away from the Parador de Alcalá. And once you have discovered everything the city has to offer, we recommend you to make a day trip to two charming places full of history: the picturesque village of Chinchón and the Aranjuez Royal Grounds, declared a Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.