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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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Unique fachade

Amazing place on the way from the train station to the city center. The fachade of this landmark is... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Pipi P
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Astounding History

This is must-do tour in Alcala, the first purpose-built university town in Europe. Almost sold to a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Paul L
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New York City, New York
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Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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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
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
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

Thank xaviergalmiche
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
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
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
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

1  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!!

1  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!

1  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

3  Thank Manuel S
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