Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city. It is located in the autonomous community of Madrid, 30 km from the city of Madrid. Its population is over 200,000 inhabitants.
It is of Roman origins, known in Latin as Complutum. It is well-known because of its university, the Universidad Complutense, which was founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1496. The university was located in the city of Alcala for more than four centuries until in the XIX century it was moved to Madrid.
The author Miguel de Cervantes was born here.