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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.


La Universidad Patrimonio de la Humanidad decalarada por la UNESCO

Guided visits

The University of Alcalá's Guided Tours Service is composed of professional qualified guides trained in subjects as diverse as history, philosophy, art, architecture and languages, ensuring that their knowledge is multidisciplinary and of high quality.


Guided visits

The University of Alcalá's Guided Tours Service is located at the square San Diego s/n Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).

Telephone91 885 64 87

Integrated Digital Culture Centre (HUSSO-CCD). Campus of International Excellence

This project has been undertaken by the University of Alcalá, the Complutense University of Madrid and the National University of Distance Education (UNED), in collaboration, by invitation, with the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

The objective of this project is to discover the immovable heritage of the participating universities.

To achieve this, the project has used the most innovative technology, including Augmented Reality and Geolocation for smartphones. The information is available in the following formats: Web, Geolocated Augmented Reality and as an Augmented Book.

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Husso Digital Campus