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Laredo Palace

  • Palace of Laredo, Alcalá de Henares © Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

    Palace of Laredo, Alcalá de Henares © Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

  • Laredo Palace © Baldomero Perdigón

    Laredo Palace © Baldomero Perdigón





1881 - 1884


Manuel José de Laredo

Plaza San Diego, s/n
28801 Alcalá de Henares

Telephone+34 918856487 - +34 918854115


Architectural and decorative fantasia in a building that was conceived as a "complete work" by the architect, Manuel José de Laredo.

Laredo Palace is a mixture of architectural, sculptural and decorative archetypes and elements, inspired by different styles but dominated by the neo-Mudejar style. The building is a set of rooms, towers and viewpoints, porches, terraces and gardens.
We find rooms inspired by the Alhambra (plasterwork, tiles, coffering), by Pompeian frescos (paintings and painted fabrics) and by the Plateresque tradition, and with Modernist, Gothic, Renaissance, Nasrid and Moorish decorative motifs in general.
Laredo added pieces from other monuments from other places, including coffering and small vaults from the Palace of the Condes de Tendilla (Guadalajara); vaults and columns from the Castle of Santorcaz; Spanish-Moorish tiles form the Palace of Pedro I in Jaén; and columns from the Monte Loranca Jesuit Penitentiary, amongst others.
It is currently a museum dedicated to Cardinal Cisneros, and contains a documentation centre and a specialised library which includes documentary and bibliographic sources relating to the history of the University of Alcalá.

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Cervantes Week in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. © Grupo Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España.

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Performance of Don Juan in Alcala, by the Ron La La company, in 2019, Alcala de Henares © Cristina Moreno. Alcala de Henares city council

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