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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  • This is one of the places that should be visited in Alcala de Henares, the birthplace of the Golden Age author Miguel de Cervantes who wrote Don Quixote. The house is fully restored but what was missi...  more »
  • This is a touring meat grinder, but not in a horrible way. It's self guided and when the door is opened to let your group in you just peek into some rooms and now you can see you saw the childhood hom...  more »
  • If you are in the area, don't miss this visit! It's free, so no excuses!! take the picture in front of the house and visit the interior. you will love it  more »
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  • Yet another free to enter museum. Get there early opens at 10.00 but there was a large group of school children going in behind me. Also a large amount about 100 tourist heading that way when I left about 6 coaches I the town before 09.00
  • Really nice place to visit. And is free
  • 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.
  • Small museum with free entry, worth a short stop over.