Parador de Alcala de Henares

 
 
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4 star

Alcala de Hernares

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Housed in a magnificent seventeenth-century building, the former Santo Tomás Dominican Convent and School...
 

SERVICES & FACILITIES INCLUDED:
 
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Bus parking facilities
  • Business Center
  • Conference and Convention Centre
  • Conference Suite
  • Credit Cards
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador
  • Free Internet Access in communal areas
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage
  • Restaurant
  • Telephone


 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
City: Alcala de Hernares
Style: Ancient Convent in Historic Town
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Class: 4 star
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Description


CONVENT OF SANTO TOMÁS AND HOSTERÍA DEL ESTUDIANTE

Parador de Alcala de Hernares This newly opened hotel is located in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, only 26 km from the capital city and 20 km away from Barajas International Airport and IFEMA. It has 128 guestrooms.

Parador de Alcalá de Henares is housed in a magnificent seventeenth-century building, the former Santo Tomás Dominican Convent and School. It is one of the city’s landmarks along with Hostería del Estudiante, in the former Minor School of San Jerónimo, founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1510 and overlooking the beautiful Patio Trilingüe at the University of Alcalá de Henares.

These monuments form a complex that was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Around the cloisters at the Santo Tomás School-Convent there are the restaurant, the bar, the breakfast room, the guests’ lounge, the night bar, and the spa. There is also restaurant in Hostería del Estudiante, which serves a wide range of courses, including Cervantine food and the well-known traditional “costradas”.

The Parador has a swimming pool, which is open only in the summer. In addition, the hotel boasts twelve rooms available for conferences, meetings, and other events. They cover nearly 1,000 square metres. Some of them even have a separate reception area. The Parador also offers parking for 124 vehicles. All in all, it is a wise combination of tradition and avant-garde, creating a space where you can relax or hold successful business meetings in a comfortable place living up to the high quality standards of Paradores.

Rooms

ROOM TYPES/DESCRIPTION:

Double Rooms (double bed): 21
Double Rooms (Twin beds): 90
Easy access rooms: 4
Junior Suite: 1
Rooms Quadruple: 2
Special Rooms: 8
Special Rooms with Terrace: 2

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Gastronomy and what to do

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What to eat...

At the Parador and the Hostería of Alcalá, you may enjoy the typical gastronomy of the “Siglo de Oro” – the Spanish Golden Century. It is a traditional gastronomy, yet updated, following the techniques and the taste of our time, but without forgetting in many of its dishes the essence of the cuisine of the time of the writer Cervantes. It is powerful, strong cuisine, with many variations on its compositions, differentiating on one hand the large prairies of “La Mancha”, where the taste of the peasants prevails since many centuries. Roast and fish are two of the references, complementing dishes like the “migas ilustradas”, the soup “sopa boba", “Duelos y Quebrantos”, the stew of Camachos`s wedding, vegetables, salads and stews, the traditional “cocido madrileño”, combining the cuisine with the know-how of the fireplace.

Not to forget, the sweet desserts based on almonds and honey, like the “pestiños”, the “flores”, the marzipan, the “piononos”, our “Costrada of Alcalá” and the burned almonds (almendras garrapiñadas)…all together within an unique surrounding: the old Colleges of Saint Thomas of Aquino, the Convent of the Dominicans of the 17th century and the College of San Jerónimo, a school of classic languages founded by the Cardinal Cisneros back in 1510.


Activities:

Alcalá de Henarés.

 * Cervantes House Museum.
 * Outdoor Modern Sculpture Museum.
 * Chapels of Oidor, University and S. Ildefonso.
 * Magistral Church of Santos Justo y Pastor.
 *  Bernardas Monastery.
 
Aranjuez (67 km.)

 * Palace.
 * Casa del Labrador (The Farmer’s House) (National Heritage).

Chinchón (52 km.)

Madrid (29 km.)
 * Royal Palace, Prado Museum.
 * El Prado Palace (National Heritage).
 * The convents of Las Descalzas and La Encarnación (National Heritage).


Typical festivals

* Día de Cervantes (Cervantes Day): 9th October, Alcalá.
* Fiesta de los Santos Niños (Child Saints Festival): 6th August, Alcalá.
* Fiestas locales (local festivals): From 23rd to 30th August.

Lodging

 

SERVICES & FACILITIES INCLUDED:
 
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Bus parking facilities
  • Business Center
  • Conference and Convention Centre
  • Conference Suite
  • Credit Cards
  • Facility Accessibility (Check with Parador
  • Free Internet Access in communal areas
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage
  • Restaurant
  • Telephone


Transport

Location

HOW TO GET THERE:

The ancient San Jerónimo College is found within the setting of the charismatic history of Alcalá de Henares. Its proximity to monumental treasures such as the San Ildefonso Chapel, the Archbishop’s Palace and the baroque convent of Las Bernadas, can be extended to include the Spanish capital. Madrid is just 26 km away along the E-90, towards nearby Guadalajara and Zaragoza.  Distance to Airport: 20 Km, Distance to Train Station: 2 Km.


Distances to nearest paradors
 
* Parador de Ávila (Ávila), 144 km.
* Parador de Chinchón (Madrid), 50 km.
* Parador de La Granja (Segovia), 104 km.
* Parador de Oropesa (Toledo), 181 km.
* Parador de Segovia (Segovia), 118 km.
* Parador de Sigüenza (Guadalajara), 100 km.
* Parador de Toledo (Toledo), 102 km.

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