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Universidad de Alcala

Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
+34 918 85 40 00
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Renaissance building with a very interesting history

The Major College of San Ildefonso - known as main building of the University of Alcala - is a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Alcala De Henares, Spain
Exquisite gem

Beautiful 16th university, very well preserved. It is possible to visit 3 different patios the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Sara F
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Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
+34 918 85 40 00
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Major College of San Ildefonso - known as main building of the University of Alcala - is a summary of the thought of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The building is incredible with its yards and it stores another unique jewel as it is...More

Thank javiermenor
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful 16th university, very well preserved. It is possible to visit 3 different patios the chapel and the exam room, each of them completely different style. The first model of modern campus in the world. A must see!!

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This university is SO beautiful. If you are looking for some history off the beaten path, definitely visit if you are in the Alcala area!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is the first one, the pilot project for each and every university and city founded by Spaniards in the New World, from Alaska to Chile, from Florida to California, from Havana to Lima. The model city for the thousands to be in the New...More

Thank Manuel S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lovely, quant little town, lanes lined with small shops surrounding a pretty rose-filled town square. Friendly locals and good value for money especially transport such as bus and train journeys. This town was the first to build with a university in mind. Well known for...More

Thank jkbhogal
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Arches, colonnades, history, storks. This is a beautiful building and is still used as a university. Work is still going on with refurbishments. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank PublicTransportFan
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We got a fresh insight into the history of the university. A unique institution at the time, it provided a style and a philosophy of living really unmatched at the time in the whole Europe. We found the rules that guided the life of masters...More

Thank JordiTr7
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The interior courtyard has to be visited. Steeped in history, a majestic building. Three tiers of colonnaded balconies rise above you - exceptional.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. Full of history. Our Spanish friends took us on a sight seeing Day. They explained all the history of the place. It was busy but not so you couldn't take your time looking around. I think if our friends...More

Thank Hayley G
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I took the guided tour and although I did enjoy all the stories and funny facts about the place, I did not find it that impressive.

Thank Fernando P
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