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Universidad de Alcala

Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
+34 918 85 40 00
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Lovely building

WHS site and a place with long history. The University conducts tour around its grounds and has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tinde_K
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Moscow, Russia
Nice place

Very nice to walk round this very historic building. It was really busy with large groups a really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chasweb
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Plaza San Diego s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WHS site and a place with long history. The University conducts tour around its grounds and has a nice visitors' centre. It's the main sight of Alcala de Henares and also a reason why this small town has so much character - streets are bustling...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to walk round this very historic building. It was really busy with large groups a really popular place. Amazing architecture well worth a visit.

Thank chasweb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Spain's oldest Universities. Beautiful facade from the 15th century. The gift shop is very poor.

Thank Robmad45
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Major College of San Ildefonso - known as main building of the University of Alcala - is a summary of the thought of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The building is incredible with its yards and it stores another unique jewel as it is...More

Thank javiermenor
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful 16th university, very well preserved. It is possible to visit 3 different patios the chapel and the exam room, each of them completely different style. The first model of modern campus in the world. A must see!!

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This university is SO beautiful. If you are looking for some history off the beaten path, definitely visit if you are in the Alcala area!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is the first one, the pilot project for each and every university and city founded by Spaniards in the New World, from Alaska to Chile, from Florida to California, from Havana to Lima. The model city for the thousands to be in the New...More

Thank Manuel S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Lovely, quant little town, lanes lined with small shops surrounding a pretty rose-filled town square. Friendly locals and good value for money especially transport such as bus and train journeys. This town was the first to build with a university in mind. Well known for...More

Thank jkbhogal
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Arches, colonnades, history, storks. This is a beautiful building and is still used as a university. Work is still going on with refurbishments. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank PublicTransportFan
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We got a fresh insight into the history of the university. A unique institution at the time, it provided a style and a philosophy of living really unmatched at the time in the whole Europe. We found the rules that guided the life of masters...More

Thank JordiTr7
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