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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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Home of Cervantes

It was really neat to see how the high status people would have lived in the time of Cervantes. The... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Rachel M

Our first stop on our honeymoon over 20 years ago. Updated and modern exhibits accent the classic... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Eugene P
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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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“old house” (3 reviews)
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Calle Mayor 48 | Madrid, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
+34 918 89 96 54
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

It was really neat to see how the high status people would have lived in the time of Cervantes. The art show going on in the top room was very interesting as well.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Our first stop on our honeymoon over 20 years ago. Updated and modern exhibits accent the classic architects and appeal appeals your eyes. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. You can't beat the price point for culture - free.

Thank Eugene P
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

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 missing was an explanation to know more about the...More

Thank patriciaprimavera
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

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 home of Cervantes. Last...More

Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

Thank Xavier S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this house! You really see how people lived at the time. It is very nicely decorated, done with a lot of taste. I would love to copy it.

1  Thank TinaTari
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Cervantes's father was somewhat a surgeon of his time. This was his home, and you can imagine how the life could be for a young Miguel. Interesting - and free

Thank JordiTr7
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Pleasant little museum, and you can have your photo taken with his 2 main characters on the bench outside. According to my friend who attended the university here it's not 100% certain that this really is the house of Cerv antes. But it's interesting all...More

Thank pmacMadrid
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Free entrance, the house is in the middle of the colonial Town of Alcala de Henares which is a pleasure to walk through. The birth place of Cervantes is a small house and they let in only few people at a time so you may...More

1  Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 21 December 2016

In the middle of calle Mayor there is this old house that now is a museum and is wonderful to visit, real ancient place, i suggest to visit!

1  Thank Velaba01
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