Alcobendas is a city located in the Community of Madrid, central Spain. It is located roughly 13 km north of Madrid and 7 km from Barajas International Airport. It includes a central urban zone, a recently built district known as Valdelasfuentes, La Moraleja and El Soto de la Moraleja residential zones, the Valdelatas nature reserve and a light industrial estate. A huge business park called Valdelacasa for high-tech firms is being built. It is home to the Cosmocaixa sciences museum and the Diversia entertainment centre, it is also the location of a basketball museum organised by the Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation where the FIBA Hall of Fame is located. Padre Manyanet School is also located in the area.
Once a working class area with high levels of poverty, it has in more recent times become one of the more socially and economically affluent areas of the Madrid metropolitan area and also contains the neighbourhood of La Moraleja.