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Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

Calle Mayor 48 | Madrid, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
+34 918 89 96 54
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The Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes is located at the place where, according scholars, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's (1547-1616) family home was and where the litterateur was born and spent his early years. The different rooms of the building recreate the customs, tastes and daily activities of the 16th and 17th centuries, with the aim of feeling the presence of their inhabitants. The Museum also has an impressive collection of Cervantes' works from different periods and in different languages that are exhibited in the temporary exhibition room. The Museum provides a consolidated programme of activities of many different kinds: children's and adolescents' workshops, thematic visits, musical and theatrical performances, conferences, etc. The activities take place throughout the year, with special emphasis on dates that are important to the institution, such as International Book Day (April 23), Museum Night (May 18) and Cervantes Week (October 12).
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  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Mayor 48 | Madrid, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very nice museum located in Cervantes family home (where he was born and spent first years of life). Es it is Spain, most of guiding cards are in Spanish, English and braille language, but there are many only in Spanish. Admission is free....More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice trip to Alcalá de Henares Excellent place to learn about Cervantes Try to go by Renfe even better by tren de Cervantes look into Renfe web page excellent service They have guided tours Be ready to walk and for hot weather in summer

Thank Alfredo G
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum that's free admission. It's a beautiful old house with original features, furniture and paintings

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Very interesting place. Authentic milieu with all old rooms and furnitures. Very nice pictures on the walls.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I am so happy to have visited the house of Cervantes! Being a professor of Spanish specializing in Cervantes and Don Quijote, this was quite a treat! Cervantes, Don Quijote and Sancho Panza will live forever!

Thank cervantes1547
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Studying in Alcala De Henares a trip to Cervantes birthplace was a must .Time stood still there it is a beautiful museum and tribute to the author of Don Quixote.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Great experience but I cannot feel the presence of Cervantes in this place, small museum, at least it is free admission.

Thank Abelard B
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The Museum is in the center of the City. It remains essentially medieval. The surrounding streets are cobbled and winding, and the buildings are historical. Alcala is called the city of three cultures. You will see the sign depicting the three quarters, Jewish, Christian and...More

Thank Minnie G
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

It is a nice museum, the house of Cervantes. You see the original furniture and how he lived. Free entrance so worth giving a visit

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

My friend and I visited last December 2017,The Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes it is a free attraction in Alcala de Henares, Spain. We wanted to see the house where he born. History said that it was in 1547 and died in April 22 1617....More

Thank Aury D
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