Alcala de Henares, a university town close to the capital, is a good Day Trip from Madrid.
How to Get to Alcala de HenaresThe best way to get to Alcala de Henares is by the Renfe Cercanias local train service.
What to Do in Alcala de Henares
- Alcala de Henares is the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of what many consider to be the first modern novel, Don Quijote. The house he was born in is open to the public.
- The fabulous architecture of Alcala's university buildings.
Entry to most of these activities is free with the Madrid Card.