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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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Beautiful campus

A lot to learn from this historical place, one of the oldest European universities. Take your time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Abelard B
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Toronto, Canada
Ancient University

As part of our sightseeing in the beautiful Alacala de Henares my friend and I visited the... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Aury D
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Abelard B
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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
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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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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing place on the way from the train station to the city center. The fachade of this landmark is very special. It deserves a visit for sure!

Thank Pipi P
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is must-do tour in Alcala, the first purpose-built university town in Europe. Almost sold to a group from Dallas (USA) in 1832. Early local crowd-funded raise-up stopped the sale, and here it remains. Keystone sight in a beautiful, historic town.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Positive: Good museum Good place A lot of historical things to view A good starter to understand a millenium of Spanish History Negative: Security personnel not polite, not nice, not speaking English and not having understood that people have paid to be here... but seems...More

1  Thank xaviergalmiche
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

WHS site and a place with long history. The University conducts tour around its grounds and has a nice visitors' centre. It's the main sight of Alcala de Henares and also a reason why this small town has so much character - streets are bustling...More

1  Thank Tinde_K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice to walk round this very historic building. It was really busy with large groups a really popular place. Amazing architecture well worth a visit.

Thank chasweb
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

One of Spain's oldest Universities. Beautiful facade from the 15th century. The gift shop is very poor.

1  Thank Robmad45
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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

2  Thank javiermenor
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