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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





Siglo XV


Plaza De San Diego s/n
28801 Alcalá de Henares

Telephone+34 918856487


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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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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Details and full image of the Kouros from the sanctuary of Apollo Ptoios, Boeotia. 6th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Mar 12, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015


Archaeological Museum of the Madrid Region - Alcalá de Henares
Exhibition: Gods, Heroes and Athletes. Body image in Ancient Greece

«Coriolanus» by William Shakespeare © Ros Ribas. Clásicos de Alcalá.

To be confirmed 2015


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

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To be confirmed 2015

Alcalá de Henares
Cervantes Week

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