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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  • I've been here at night, so unfortunately the Museum was closed but it was still very nice and funny linger outside and get a good picture on the bench ...
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  • Is a House very small and if there are many people can be overwhelming. There is no great things but can you imagine what life at the time. Paying it would be a scam, but free is worth dedicating 20 minutes.
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  • The birthplace of Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares. Entrance free. A small house of two floors, which houses a big story. The way of life of men and women of the time is reflected. Hence was born the author of the work Summit of the literature Spanish: Don Quixote of the stain. It was really exciting to explore it.
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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.