Spanish cities that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Alcalá de Henares is a city in the autonomous community of Madrid that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. The city is known for its impressive cultural heritage and rich history. It is known for being the birthplace of the famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of the most important novel in Spanish literature, "Don Quixote de la Mancha". The city is home to the University of Alcalá, one of the oldest in Europe, founded in the 16th century by Cardinal Cisneros, and boasts important historical buildings, such as the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso and the Patio de Filósofos.