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Universidad de Alcala

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One of the oldest with 50 faculties.

This was one of the centers of the cultural boom of the renaissance and was founded in 1499. Only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The historic university was founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1499. It is one of the oldest and most... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the centers of the cultural boom of the renaissance and was founded in 1499. Only outdated by the Sorbonne and Cambridge.So much of the history of Spain passed through here since this was the home of Cardinal Carrillo, Isabels archenemy and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

The historic university was founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1499. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Spain and the primary reason for visiting Alcala de Henares, a 30 minute drive from Madrid.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to see. It’s very historic and nothing like universities in the U.S. Walking through the doors feels like you’re stepping back in time.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is really amazing university. I wish I could study there... And what is important you can easily walk inside and admire:)

Thank kat202ie
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice trip to Alcalá de Henares Universidad is very big and you will learn very interesting information about it True to go by Renfe even better by tren de Cervantes look into Renfe web page excellent service Be ready to walk and for hot...More

Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely university to have a walk around. There is an unusual art gallery to the left of the main entrance. Fabulous architecture.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

It is an amazing building, but there are OTHER university buildings that are almost as old that you can wander freely in. Everything (including the information point) is in Spanish. They fussed at me for going on the terrace overlooking the courtyard (it is still...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 18 April 2018

A lot to learn from this historical place, one of the oldest European universities. Take your time to enjoy every corner.

Thank Abelard B
Reviewed 31 January 2018

As part of our sightseeing in the beautiful Alacala de Henares my friend and I visited the University in January 2018. It is a public university. First was founded by Cardenal Cisneros in 1293 and refunded in 1977. It hosts the renamed annual presentation Cervantes...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Unlike other university cities in Europe, such as Bologna, Oxford, Paris or Salamanca, Complutense University in Alcala de Henares did not develop slowly, adapting itself to its urban surroundings. From the start it was conceived by Cisneros in its entirety, which took over a partly...More

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