The University of Alcalá has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
UNESCO declared the University and the historic site of the city of Alcalá de Henares a World Heritage Site on 2 December 1998.
The first of the values recognised by UNESCO is the status of Alcalá de Henares as the first planned university city in the Modern Age.
The second value is related to the concept of the City of Knowledge and its cultural impact with the Polyglot Bible and the works of Nebrija, besides being a major city in the Spanish Golden Age and the birthplace of Cervantes.
The idea that the University of Alcalá has been a university disseminating knowledge and the Spanish language contributed to it becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.