ALCALA DE HENARES, a town of Spain, in the province of Madrid, 17 m.
Of Madrid, on the river Henares, and the Madrid-Saragossa railway.
Alcala de Henares contains a military academy and various public institutions, but its commercial importance is slight and its main interest is historical.
The greatest of Spanish writers, Cervantes, was born at Alcala de Henares, and baptized in the otherwise insignificant church of S.
For a fuller description of Alcala see the Guia del viajero en Alcald de Henares, by L.
Of the two great Spanish universities, Alcala de Henares belonged in all respects to Castile, and Salamanca rose to equality with Paris, Oxford or Bologna, under the purely Castilian influence of Alphonso X.
Alcala de Henares (pop. (1900) 11,206) is separately described on account of its historical importance.
De Henares under the celebrated Hellenist, Hernan Nunez.