Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, Alcala De Henares: Hours, Address, Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes Reviews: 4/5

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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Beatriz M
Dortmund, Germany4,439 contributions
Barely any text
May 2021 • Solo
Ok I was a bit disappointed that the museum is only a depiction of the house and showing how the rooms looked like but there was barely any text, explanation, objects of Cervantes. I think this would have been much more interesting. Because I have seen many old houses before so I already know how it looks like. In 5 minutes I was done. And at least entrance is free.
Written 6 May 2021
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Marisa P
Dallas, TX985 contributions
Beautiful House
Dec 2020 • Solo
This was the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. The house is just amazing! I really love the courtyard and the different recreated rooms. When I visit the museum, there was a temporary exhibition on actors and actresses from the 16th-17th centuries.
Written 13 December 2020
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Pat H
Chesterfield, UK54 contributions
Fascinating insight
Nov 2019 • Friends
One of the most interesting places to visit and it’s free. The ladies working here were so knowledgeable and happy to fully answer any questions and add fascinating insights into the items in the house.
Written 14 November 2019
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Buba J
Tbilisi, Georgia2,004 contributions
Authentic artefacts from the 16th century
Sep 2019
A nicely preserved house with genuine artefacts from the 16th century. It appears the items did not belong to the Cervantes family, however, they tell a very interesting story! Plus there are really outstanding statues of Don Quijote and Sancho at the front of the building! Worth a visit!
Written 9 November 2019
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HAzpurua
Boston, MA15 contributions
A must in Alcala
Oct 2019 • Friends
Lots of culture. A must to know about the most read Spanish author . Don Quijote was its masterpiece
Written 10 October 2019
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OutdoorsAdventurer
New York City, NY1,675 contributions
Fun, short visit
Oct 2019 • Couples
The museum isn’t huge, but it is nice, as are the statutes outside. It was free on the day we visited
Written 3 October 2019
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Andrew B
Neustadt, Canada48 contributions
Small but very well done
Sep 2019
The main goal of my recent trip to Madrid was to visit this museum.

It was a bit difficult to get to from Madrid using public transit. From my base in the centre of Madrid I (eventually) took the Metro out to the Avenda de America station where I got in the intrer-city bus to Alcaca De Henares (#223). You pay again directly to the bus driver (something it took me a while to figure out) and it was less than 4 euros for that. The driver sensing that I was lost and confused was very helpful in dropping me at the right stop and pointing how to get down the side streets to the museum.

The museum itself has some lovely exhibits representative of the times of Cervantes and of his novel Don Quixote. Admission was free and it didn't take long to go through even though I certainly took my time.

After my tour, I picked up some souvenirs at the shop across the street and had a lovely lunch at one of the many cafes close by.
Written 23 September 2019
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Traveling without regrets
West Haven, CT751 contributions
Not opened
Aug 2019 • Couples
I was really disappointed to know that this place is closed until September 2 there was no info online saying that, very sad to know that I couldn’t get in and enjoy the birth place of Cervantes one of the greatest writers and the one who wrote El Quijote De La Mancha which I got to read growing up. I was really excited about that. All I got was to take pictures of the place from outside.
There’s a bronze sculpture of both outside Sancho and Don Quijote just to let u know that you are right there at his house.
Written 11 August 2019
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Nicolas V
Manchester, UK5 contributions
Closed until September
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went to Alcala to see the museum but it was closed for maintenance. Trip advisor is showing that it should be open. Why you would do the maintenance during the touristic season is beyond me.
Written 25 July 2019
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ladecana
Dallas64 contributions
A must visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
The famous statues of Don Quijote and Sancho are out front! A real treat. This is the house where Cervantes was born and lived the first 3 years of his childhood.
Written 21 June 2019
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