Museo Casa Natal De Cervantes, Alcala De Henares

(4.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Surrounded by lively tapas bars and outdoor cafes, Museo Casa Natal De Cervantes is a restored property at the birthplace of “Don Quixote” author Miguel de Cervantes, who was born in 1547. The house is a sterling example of Golden Age Castilian architecture, with rooms built off a central patio to provide relief from the intense Spanish sun. Entry is free, and inside you'll see 16th-century furniture, a spinning wheel, and other accoutrements of Cervantes' time, as well as ancient manuscripts of the Quixote. You may catch a showing of Master Pedro's Puppet Show, inspired by a famous episode from the novel. Visitors love to stop for a picture between the bronze statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, who perch on a bench outside the Calle Mayor entrance, in the heart of Alcalá de Henares' historic district. Arrange your visit to Museo Casa Natal De Cervantes and discover more family-friendly attractions in Alcala De Henares using our Alcala De Henares travel itinerary maker.
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  • They do very well taken care and despite being free Lords of the entrance explain everything with much kindness, it is an important visit
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  • Very attractive Museum, above all to move in as lived by those times. Admission is free, if you are out there it is advisable to enter.
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  • Professor of Spanish literature an honor was for me to visit the House of the creative genius of the life of Don Quixote and Sancho, the House is very well reconstructed with rooms in the style of the time.
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  • Free entry all day everyday. Allow yourself about 20 minutes to walk through the museum. There is an upstairs and a downstairs. The statue out side is a hot spot for tourists to take pictures sitting next to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
  • Historical place and emblematic for Alcala De Henares. Interesting.
  • First and foremost, credit is due to this man who created a donkey and a hotel .... Anyway, it all depends on what you hope to achieve out of this experience. For me, it was nice, suspending my disbelief when submerging myself in a 'nostalgic' flashback. That is until, the member of staff told me that nothing in the house was original apart from the well in the courtyard! Apart from that, a pleasant experience.
  • Free entry, historic place!
  • A small but interesting place.