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Why was Alcala de Henares important?

Alcala was never important because of Madrid

An explanation of why was Alcala de Henares important. And no, it wasn’t because of being close to Madrid.

A brief History of Alcala de Henares

History of Alcala

In this post we talk about the history of Alcalá de Henares, we tell you briefly the most important facts that you should know about our city. Aren’t you curious of its origins and how it developed?

Tuna of the University of Alcala the Henares

A ‘Tuna’ is a group of university students who play guitar and sing serenades to earn money or food. The Tuna of the University of Alcala the Henares is one of the most famous in Spain.

The Hymn of Alcala de Henares

Hymn of Alcala de Henares

One of the things you totally need to know is the hymn of Alcala de Henares, the song that makes us proud of being from Alcala.

Alcala is a city, Madrid is not

Alcala is a city

Alcala is a city, Madrid is not. Alcala de Henares was granted the title of ciudad in 1687, meanwhile Madrid is legally merely a villa.