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University of Alcalá de Henares, or College of San Ildefonso

  • Façade. University of Alcalá de Henares or San Ildefonso College. Madrid © Turespaña

    Façade. University of Alcalá de Henares or San Ildefonso College. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

University

Date

Siglo XV

Style

Plateresque
Plaza De San Diego s/n
28801 Alcalá de Henares
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 918856487

E-mailvisitas.guiadas@uah.es

Websitehttp://www.visitasalcala.es

The birthplace of Cervantes.

This monument, together with the historic quarter of Alcalá de Henares, has been declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. It was created by Cardinal Cisneros and given the name of the college of San Ildefonso. The doorway is a fine example of the rich ornamentation of the purest Spanish Renaissance style. This, along with Salamanca, was the birthplace of Humanism.

Its construction began in the 15th century and was completed by Pedro Gumiel in the 16th. Only the assembly hall remains from the original building, with coffering and a Plateresque tribune. The façade is the most important part of the building. It was built by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón in the Plateresque style, and originally designed as an altarpiece divided by pilasters and columns. It has various courtyards in different styles, one of which is unfinished. The assembly room is one of the finest examples of the Cisneros style, combining Mudejar features in plaster and wood with Plateresque decoration.

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Monday to Friday

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A 4:00 PM

Does not close at midday:A 6:00 PM

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General: €4,50

Reduced: €3

College of San Ildefonso – Chapel of San Ildefonso: €6

College of San Ildefonso – Chapel of San Ildefonso – Laredo Palace €7.50

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Nov 7, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014

Festival

Teatro Salón Cervantes - Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares Film Festival

Alcalá de Henares, Madrid © Turespaña

Mar 29, 2015 to Apr 5, 2015

Alcalá de Henares
Easter week in Alcalá de Henares

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Apr 23, 2015

University of Alcalá de Henares, or College of San Ildefonso - Alcalá de Henares
Miguel de Cervantes Prize

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To be confirmed 2015

Festival

Salón Cervantes Theatre building - Alcalá de Henares
Classical Theatre Festival Classics in Alcalá

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