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Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

Calle Mayor 48 | Madrid, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
+34 918 89 96 54
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Great little museum that would make you a Cervantes fan

Even if you don't know much about Cervantes, you will enjoy this perfect little museum that has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
Free historical visit

Perfect place to take a 'lesson' of the most important Spanish writer. As well, good opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Pipi P
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The Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes is located at the place where, according scholars, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's (1547-1616) family home was and where the litterateur was born and spent his early years. The different rooms of the building recreate the customs, tastes and daily activities of the 16th and 17th centuries, with the aim of feeling the presence of their inhabitants. The Museum also has an impressive collection of Cervantes' works from different periods and in different languages that are exhibited in the temporary exhibition room. The Museum provides a consolidated programme of activities of many different kinds: children's and adolescents' workshops, thematic visits, musical and theatrical performances, conferences, etc. The activities take place throughout the year, with special emphasis on dates that are important to the institution, such as International Book Day (April 23), Museum Night (May 18) and Cervantes Week (October 12).
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  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“don quixote” (13 reviews)
“free entry” (7 reviews)
“old house” (4 reviews)
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Calle Mayor 48 | Madrid, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't know much about Cervantes, you will enjoy this perfect little museum that has dioramas and very well instructional exhibits.

Thank Lifeviarosa
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to take a 'lesson' of the most important Spanish writer. As well, good opportunity to see how people used to live on that period. Another impkrtant thing: its free!

Thank Pipi P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautifully recreated, Cervantes' house gives visitors an opportunity to step back in time. It is unfortunate that the movie is not also in English....

Thank Benita R
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Old house with some furniture dated from the 15th and 16th Century, Has nothing interactive. You get to walk about the house but with many eyes on you.

Thank Robmad45
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A quite delightful (and very compact) museum that is free to enter - a real step back in time. Very pleasant staff and well worth seeking it out.More

Thank Annexe2a
ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your positive opinion, Annexe2a. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your trip to the 16th century! We make every effort to make the location of the museum known - and also the fact that is free of cost, so thanks again...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

It was really neat to see how the high status people would have lived in the time of Cervantes. The art show going on in the top room was very interesting as well.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Our first stop on our honeymoon over 20 years ago. Updated and modern exhibits accent the classic architects and appeal appeals your eyes. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. You can't beat the price point for culture - free.

Thank Eugene P
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the places that should be visited in Alcala de Henares, the birthplace of the Golden Age author Miguel de Cervantes who wrote Don Quixote. The house is fully restored but what was missing was an explanation to know more about the...More

Thank patriciaprimavera
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a touring meat grinder, but not in a horrible way. It's self guided and when the door is opened to let your group in you just peek into some rooms and now you can see you saw the childhood home of Cervantes. Last...More

Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you are in the area, don't miss this visit! It's free, so no excuses!! take the picture in front of the house and visit the interior. you will love it

Thank Xavier S
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