Museo Casa Natal De Cervantes, Alcala De Henares

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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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  • Admission is free so to be free it is pretty good, since you visit does not last long and going for groups of 11 people maximum. In the House you will find ancient objects, the different parts of the House, writings, and some works of art. There are tail in full sun, so better take a CAP if you do not want to burn you in the waiting. I recommend you take the roles of information in the entry, explains a little of the life of Cervantes, and so you can learn some interesting data may not know ;)
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  • It is located in the heart of Alcalá entity C. / wholesale and C. / image very close to the Antezana Hospital, opened as a library in 1956 and recreates the life and practice of the period (16th and 17TH centuries). This is configured in two plants and a patio with columns, its high plant is covered by a balustrade in wood as a Distributor, this served as room private and low as a place of professional work of the father of Cervantes, who was a surgeon. It has several rooms, such as the noble room, the dining room, the ladies podium, the pharmacy of the surgeon and the kitchen. FREE entry, but Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays do not support groups. PREFERRED
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  • Re-fuel in Alcalá de Henares. Birthplace of the illustrious writer who takes you to the days of his childhood and where you can see the family belongings of the time. In addition to visiting exhibitions and temporary workshops held. In the center of the city, meeting point to visit the surrounding area.
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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.