Madrid: Alcalá de Henares & Cervantes Museum Day Trip

Overview

Visit the house where Cervantes, the famous writer of ‘Don Quixote’, was born at the Miguel de Cervantes Birthplace Museum. Walk through the reconstructed rooms from the 16th century and immerse yourself in the customs, traditions and daily life of that time.
Go to the Chapel of the Hearing where Cervantes was baptized. Let your guide show you places that are related to his family and associated with the publication of his work. See the author’s statue in the elegant Plaza de Cervantes.
Hear how Cardinal Cisneros worked to found the University of Alcalá de Henares, the oldest university in Spain. Before heading to Plaza de los Santos Niños, where the Magisterial Cathedral is located, take some time to explore this university.

Highlights

Travel to the town of Alcalá de Henares on this day from Madrid. Discover places related to the life and work of Cervantes. Discover the history of this city, which dates back to Roman times.

  • Experience the thrill of walking through the house where author Cervantes was born.
  • See the Archbishop’s Palace where the English queen Catherine of Aragon was born.
  • Walk the corridors of the oldest university in Spain.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Tickets to the Miguel de Cervantes Birthplace Museum
  • Tickets to the University of Alcala
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Listen as your guide tells you about the child martyrs with whom the cathedral is associated. End the visit with a stop at the Archbishop's Palace. Admire this magnificent palace, once the seat of Castilian monarchs and the birthplace of Queen Catherine of Aragon.

Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the 'Fun and Tickets' shop.

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Additional Info
  • What to bring : Comfortable shoes, Warm clothing, Water.
  • Wheelchair users are not suitable for this trip.
  • Skip the ticket line.
  • Live tour guide Spanish.
Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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