Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, Alcala De Henares

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Surrounded by lively tapas bars and outdoor cafes, Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes is a restored property at the birthplace of “Don Quixote” author Miguel de Cervantes, who was born in 1547. The house is a sterling example of Golden Age Castilian architecture, with rooms built off a central patio to provide relief from the intense Spanish sun. Entry is free, and inside you'll see 16th-century furniture, a spinning wheel, and other accoutrements of Cervantes' time, as well as ancient manuscripts of the Quixote. You may catch a showing of Master Pedro's Puppet Show, inspired by a famous episode from the novel. Visitors love to stop for a picture between the bronze statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, who perch on a bench outside the Calle Mayor entrance, in the heart of Alcalá de Henares' historic district. Using our international travel planner, Alcala De Henares attractions like Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • This was quite cool. If you go during Cervantes week, the museum is free. The staff at the front desk were polite and helpful, even though the museum was PACKED when I was there. It is an interesting glimpse into life several hundred years ago.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit. Unfortunately it is closed for July and August 2019.

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