|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$157.87|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$728.67|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.96|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$1.59|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$8.13|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$27.12|
Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city which is a must visit for people who love classic literature. The city is the home of famous writer Cervantes, whose novel El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha is considered as a masterpiece of Spanish literature all over the world. There are so many famous buildings in the city that UNESCO has added it in the World Heritage Site list. The city’s bus and train service is absolutely punctual and fares are also quite economical. However, if you are coming from overseas, you have to search for cheap flights to Alcalá de Henares online. The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas Airport and it’s almost 31 km away from the city. You can reach the city via Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport as well but it’s quite far and more importantly, as several budget airlines operate from Madrid-Barajas Airport, the chances of getting cheap flights to Alcalá de Henares are higher. You will find a number of decent hotels in Alcalá de Henares.
Once you reach the hotel, freshen up, take your camera and start the tour by visiting El Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes. It’s the biggest landmark of the city. It’s the house where Cervantes was born and lived in his younger days. The museum recreates the life of early 16th century Spain and there is a room inside the museum that showcases manuscripts, written by famous authors, collected from all over the world.
La Universidad de Alcalá is your next stop. This 500-year-old university is not just a place for brilliant minds; the building itself earns your respect due to its plateresque style architecture. Every year, on 23rd April, the king of Spain gives Cervantes Literary Prize from this famous university.
After visiting these two places, you can go to the “House of the Interview”. Don’t get confused by the name because it’s a Franciscan convent and the “House of the Interview” is the name of an exhibition room inside the convent. The name is given in honor of the interview that happened in the Archbishop's palace between Queen Elizabeth the Catholic and Cristopher Columbus.