Project Description

Alcalá de Henares: University City

We invite you to discover this small great city, it has everything: Roman archeology, Cervantes literature, university stories, ecclesiastical power and a “fairly tale” palace.


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Alcalá preserves one of the first and oldest university campuses of the European Renaissance. We have the opportunity to visit the interior of the Rectorate, only allowed with pre booking, a jewel of the Spanish Renaissance, its university courtyards and the Cisneros Chapel.

Our walk will continue through the old town with the medieval Mayor Street  and Cervantes Sq, the College buildings from the golden age of the Complutense University. It was also a king of “vacation retreat” of the powerful Archbishop of Toledo, hence the imposing fortified palace.

We cannot leave aside a brief visit to the regional archaeological museum, with mainly Roman remains, mosaics rescued from Complutum, the most important Roman city in the Community of Madrid.

And it is in Alcalá that is the place where our most universal writer was born: Miguel de Cervantes: We will be able to enter the writer’s birthplace, a very good reconstruction of a 16th-17th century house, and learn a lot of anecdotes from everyday life in the Spanish Golden Age

As a culmination we propose you to discover a “fairly tale palace” that we love: the Laredo Palace, today the Cisneros Studies Center: A wonderful neo-Mudejar construction, a mix of of Islamic and Gothic elements with original remains from medieval times, so popular in the second half of the 19th century.

During the cultural visit, of course we take a break in a local café according to availability.


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Meeting point:

  • Pick up at the lobby of your Hotel.

Tour duration:

  • 4 Hours.

    *Due to heavy traffic the duration of the tour may change slightly.

Tour hours:

  • Day tour.


  • By private Van. After picking you up at your accommodation place, we drive to Alcala, a pleasant trip of 30-40 minutes.

    Transportation in a Van Mercedes with private driver. Up to 6 passengers.

    A Minibus could be also arranged with private driver, up to 18 passengers. Price will modify.

What´s Included:

  • Guiding Services.

    Transportation included.

    Booking to Old University Building(Rectorate) and Laredo Palace.

What´s extra:

  • Entrance fees to any monument, lunch or any extra not mentioned in what is included.

Booking and payment:

  • For Booking:  Fill out the form below and you will receive an email from our team with the booking confirmation

  • For Payment: 

    Pay full payment on line or a pre payment of 30% online to secure the booking and the rest of the amount is paid in cash on the same day of the tour directly to our guides.

    *Remember all tours are private and customized for you and your party.

Cancellation Policy:

  • It can be cancelled with a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the tour is scheduled to start.

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If you are a group and want to make a proposal of suitable dates for this tour, do not hesitate to contact us through the following form.

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