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Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

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Address: Calle Mayor 48 | Madrid, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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The Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes is located at the place where, according...

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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Nice tour convenient and easy

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
Carlos R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 be in line for few minutes. Inside you will have the chance to see how... More 

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Alcala De Henares, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a very well presented house and museum, with free entry. The house has two levels, with an interior courtyard and a nice rose garden out the front. It has rooms showing the typical activity and furnishings of the time when Cervantes lived there, but also a major highlight was a display of amusing satirical cartoons (involving Don Qixote... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellently preserved and presented Spanish author Cervantes birthplace. Take a picture outside with the Don Quixote bronze statues.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I had wanted to go here for years after reading the Quixote but was a bit disappointed. It all seems put together in a fake way. It was cool to go however it wasn't the best thing I've seen.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The birthplace of Cervantes was a most interesting building to visit. It as free to go inside and we were given a leaflet explaining all you needed to know about each room. The 16th century house was full of interesting furniture. Recommended. On the bench outside there are figures of Don Quixote and Sancho who you can have your photo... More 

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Rethymnon, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

It's very interesting to visit the place where the author of our childhood was born. I think that it is a typical Spanish home with an internal yard. There i learned that the couples of his age had separate bedrooms and the women were spending their free time in an other room. Go to see Cervantes residence!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The trappings of a well-to-do family are evident in this home turned museum. It's small and free so not much time is needed to see it but it's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

With the 400th commemoration of the death of Cervantes tons of visitors. You might be wise to make reservations before showing up unlike one was able to to in the past. It's an interesting walk into yesteryear and see how the world's greatest writer lived as a young person.

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I visited Cervantes' birthplace museum while in Spain for a Cervantes-Shakespeare conference (Cervantes is part of my academic research). I was looking forward to an enlightening visit; I stood in the long line...we were let in in groups, "for the tour". When I got in, we were told the rules by a guide and then told to walk around on... More 

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ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, responded to this review

Dear Christian, we're so sorry you didn't find all the information you need it in order to enjoy the visit to Cervantes' Birthplace Museum. You can check our website, the virtual tour in particular, where you can learn more about this museum: http://www.museocasanataldecervantes.org/virtual-tour/ It is located at the place where, according scholars, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s (1547-1616) family home was... More 

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