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From Madrid: Alcalá de Henares & Cervantes Museum Day Trip

1. From Madrid: Alcalá de Henares & Cervantes Museum Day Trip

Delve into the life and times of Cervantes on this day trip from Madrid to Alcalá de Henares. Enter the house where Cervantes was born and the chapel where he was baptized. Enjoy walking through the oldest university in Spain at the University of Alcalá de Henares. Visit the house where Cervantes, the famed writer of 'Don Quixote' was born at the Miguel de Cervantes Birthplace Museum. Walk through reconstructed rooms from the 16th century and dive into the customs, traditions, and everyday life of the time period. Go to the Chapel of the Hears where Cervantes was baptized. Let your guide show you places that are related to his family and associated with the publication of his work. View the statue of the author in the elegant Plaza de Cervantes. Hear about how the Cardinal Cisneros worked to establish of the University of Alcalá de Henares, which is the oldest university in Spain. Take some time to explore this university before heading to Plaza de los Santos Niños where the Magisterial Cathedral is located. Listen as your guide tells you about the child martyrs that the cathedral associated with. Finish your visit with a stop at the Archbishop's Palace. Admire this splendid palace where Castilian monarchs once resided and where the English queen Catherine of Aragon was born.

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What people are saying about The University of Alcalá

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Excellent tour. A lot of new history unknown to me. Guide is local and knows a lot of untold details aboutCervantes an Alcala. I recommend it 100%.

A great activity with an extra guide who explains very well and is also very friendly, we feel he is passionate about his city! To do

A very complete and pleasant experience on the most touristic places of Alcalá de Henares.

Foi bastante produtiva, tivemos um ótimo guia que fez um bom histórico do lugar.

Paco was an excellent tour guide. Recommend for those interested in Cervantes.