Colegio de San Ildefonso, Alcala De Henares

Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
The Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso is a building located in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1914.It was built by Cardinal Cisneros who commissioned architect Pedro de Gumiel to design. The foundation stone was laid in 1499, the Saint Ildefonsus` Chapel was completed in 1510; in 1516 began construction of the Paraninfo and in 1537 Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón designed the main façade.Although most of the work had been carried out by 1617 when Juan Gómez de Mora redesigned the courtyard, the construction was not finished until the second half of the 17th century.
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  • Capilla del Collegio Mayor de San Ildenfonso is my personal favorite in Alcala de Henares. Its beautiful 15th century facade and bell tower with a huge stork nest on top, stunning woodwork of the...  more »
  • You can visit the inner cloisters, assembly room and chapel only if you join a guided tour. On weekdays there is a break between 1pm and 4 pm. The tour was in Spanish only. We were lucky as the...  more »
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