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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:

Distances from MAD to:
Madrid 8 km
Guadalajara 62 km
Getafe 15km

Nearest Major Airports:
Madrid-Barajas Airport 17 km
Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport 38 km
Valladolid Airport 185 km
Salamanca Airport 188 km

Car Hire Alcala de Henares

Alcala de Henares Guide

You’re in for a treat in Alcala de Henares for, whilst the city isn’t a popular tourist destination, it has much to recommend it. The main draw is the storks which nest on the roof tops. Next is the wonderful ‘old town’ with the influences still evident of the Jewish, Arab and Christian communities. Any trip to Alcala de Henares wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the 15th century cathedral, considered one of the highlights of the city. Don’t forget to take a trip in your Alcala de Henares hire car out to the old Roman city of Complutum. Despite the destruction there, it’s possible to get a great idea of how the old Roman version of the city looked.

Alcala de Henares Directions

Madrid airport is 30 km south west of Alcala de Henares, Hiring a car from the airport means it’s a short and easy drive north east on the A2 taking around 25 minutes.

Alcala de Henares Parking

The short stay car park is close to the airport building whilst it’s a little further to the long stay car park. The shorts stay car park has 300 spaces whilst the long stay adds another 1655.

Alcala de Henares Flight Information

Many routes are served by Madrid’s Barajas Airport as it is a major international hub. Low cost flights are also available from many budget carriers whilst there are several flights from the UK. Madrid is a major hub for flights to South America so you may want to stop for a break if you’re Rio bound!

Hotels Near Alcala de Henares Airport

The best rated hotel in Alcala is the Parador de Alcala de Henares whilst the Don Juan I Hotel Apartments offer good value, clean accommodation.

Alcala de Henares Time Zone

Alcala de Henares is an hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1)

Alcala de Henares Info

Alcala de Henares is best known for the storks that nest on the chimney tops in the city. In the spring and summer, whenever you look up you’ll be greeted by the sight of a stork. The city is also known for its archaeological sights and its architecture which spans several centuries. For this reason the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t forget too that Alcala is only a short hop from the cultural delights of Madrid.

Alcala de Henares Trivia:

Alcala de Henares is known as the ‘city of the storks’ as the birds choose the chimneys and rooftops of the city for their nest sites
Alcala means citadel in Arabic
The Roman city of Complutum is found just outside the city
It’s also known as the ‘city of three cultures’ having an Arabic, Jewish and Christian quarter of the old town
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