Colegio de San Ildefonso, Alcala De Henares

The Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso is a building located in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1914.It was built by Cardinal Cisneros who commissioned architect Pedro de Gumiel to design. The foundation stone was laid in 1499, the Saint Ildefonsus` Chapel was completed in 1510; in 1516 began construction of the Paraninfo and in 1537 Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón designed the main façade.Although most of the work had been carried out by 1617 when Juan Gómez de Mora redesigned the courtyard, the construction was not finished until the second half of the 17th century.
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  • Perhaps for my taste and that of many, the most important monument of Alcalá. The facade has an interpretation for which a guide is required because it is divided into its three floors representing the world and heaven. The interior as Cisneros was sober but very interesting. Only one sticks, big firs that plug away from the view of its spectacular façade and that could not be removed due to environmental pressures
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  • Founded by Cardinal Cisneros, it currently houses the Rectorate of the University and is the access to the same emblematic façade.
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  • The "Colegio Mayor" was the most important of all colleges in Alcala de Henares. You need to take a guided tour to visit it but it is well worth it. The tour fee was around 7 euros so it is not expens...  more »
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  • Dreadful organization. The ticket office opened 4minutos before the start of the guided tour, which started without waiting for the people who was still buying tickets. Guide responsible for the tour lacked the necessary historical knowledge to make the visit and was notable for his rudeness with visitors.
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  • It is not something flashy which visit the place. But the door still retains the original historical appearance.
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  • Exceptional building
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