Calle Mayor

Calle Mayor, Alcala De Henares: Address, Calle Mayor Reviews: 4.5/5

Calle Mayor
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Marisa P
Dallas, TX985 contributions
Historical Street
Dec 2020 • Solo
This is a historical street in Alcala de Henares, Madrid. It dates back to the 18th century. The street has beautiful arcades and many bars and restaurants.
Written 13 December 2020
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Devongirlie
Newton Abbot389 contributions
Sunday afternoon
Feb 2020 • Couples
We happened across this amazing old porticoed street on a sunny Sunday pm, full of families enjoying themselves and lots of outside seating with everyone happily enjoying food and drinks.
Would really recommend a visit .
Written 17 February 2020
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain228 contributions
Take it slow, a few times
Oct 2019
Calle Mayor is indeed the main street. Coming from the east, it is called Avenida Guadalajara, then becomes Calle Libreros, and then, around La Plaza de Cervantes it becomes Calle Mayor! The shops! The pastries, the tapas, the beautiful buildings and history! When you reach the cathedral it's done, but I suggest walking back and as the title suggests 'take it slow'. Old roman columns line the streets. Dragon head spouts wait to direct water into the old streets. Don't forget to look up at the architecture and stop to read the signs of such buildings as the old hospital and of course Cervantes' birth home. Evening, especially after 10 p.m. is more peaceful and therefore easier to look around, but shops will be closed, and some restaurants. A lovely street, worth a longer look.
Written 20 October 2019
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA24,912 contributions
Lovely side streets
Sep 2019 • Couples
I was not too impressed with Alcala de Henares main drag and definitely loved the atmosphere of the side streets with lovely old houses and glimpses of local life much better.

Calle Mayor is full of rather cheap shops and not too appealing restaurants. Just a typical main street in a small town.
Written 12 October 2019
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Adventure beyond imagination
Munich, Germany14,508 contributions
Extraordinary street
Aug 2019 • Friends
The busiest and always crowded street is an attraction for shopping, drinking and eating. The different shops and restaurants were filled with visitors.
Written 30 August 2019
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natalie
Belgrade, Serbia1,387 contributions
Main street!
May 2019 • Solo
Calle Mayor is main pedestrian and shopping zone in Alcala de Henares. It is full of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. It is one of the most famous streets in the city because of its history and architecture.
Written 5 May 2019
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mabinho
Seville, Spain1,524 contributions
Well preserved main street
Mar 2019 • Couples
A pleasant, pedestrianised high street, with shops and several bars running through the old town, preserving the original architecture with wooden columns. You can also visit Cervantes' birthplace, and snap a photo with a bronze statue of Cervantes on the street in front of the house.
Written 4 April 2019
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365Explore
England, UK131 contributions
Historic and traditional - must visit
Dec 2018 • Family
This is the longest street in the city, some 400 metres i believe, and it is still kept as it was few hundred years ago for most of it. There are a row of columns supporting houses on top at both sides of the street, a feature that is not found elsewhere in Spain anymore. This street looks especially pretty with the Christmas lights on.
Written 3 January 2019
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correaalberto
Puerto Colombia, Colombia133 contributions
The always main street since Roman times.
Mar 2018 • Family
Calle mayor means main street and this was the road since roman times to Barcelona. Then it became the main street in the jewish quarter where the main shops and business were. Later when it was decreed that all houses be maid of stone in the 19th century it began to be gentrified and lots of ruins were pilfered in order to use the roman and moorish columns for the porticos.
So this street with lots of restaurants and cafes now has seen lots of history.
Written 17 October 2018
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Jezz C
Hethersett, UK2,738 contributions
Tired looking
Oct 2018 • Couples
Very long street filled with various shops and some empty shops that had a grimy tired looking feel to it. It did look better at night when crowds filled it though
Written 9 October 2018
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