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From Madrid: Alcalá de Henares & Cervantes Museum Day Trip

Activity provider: Fun and Tickets

From Madrid: Alcalá de Henares & Cervantes Museum Day Trip

Activity provider: Fun and Tickets

From US$ 36.82 per person

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

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Duration 5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Feel the thrill of walking through the house where the author Cervantes was born
  • See the Archbishop's Palace where the English queen Catherine of Aragon was born
  • Walk through the halls of the oldest university in Spain
  • Hear the story of the child martyrs at the Magisterial Cathedral
  • Learn about the UNESCO World Heritage City, Alcalá de Henares
Full description

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.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Tickets to the Miguel de Cervantes Birthplace Museum
  • Tickets to the University of Alcala
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Customer reviews

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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

August 12, 2022

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%.

July 14, 2022

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

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 408847