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Alcalá de Henares Day Trip

Come and explore the city northeast of Madrid with this Alcalá de Henares Day Trip. Discover Miguel de Cervantes' birthplace, and one of Spain's best-known writers!

Come and explore the city northeast of Madrid with this Alcalá de Henares Day Trip. Discover Miguel de Cervantes' birthplace, and one of Spain's best-known writers!

Alcalá de Henares Day Trip

We'll meet on the central street of Calle San Bernardo. From here, we'll leave Madrid behind and set off for Alcalá de Henares, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared UNESCO World Heritage sites.

After about an hour's journey, we'll arrive at our destination and begin a guided tour of Alcalá de Henares. For an hour and a half, we will tour the historic center of this city and explain its links to the Spanish Golden Age.

During the tour, we will see the historic facade of its famous university, founded in 1499 by Cardinal Cisneros. The route will continue towards the Plaza de Cervantes, where you'll find one of its most important monuments: the Corral de Comedias. Dating all the way back to the 17th century, this is one of the oldest public theaters in Europe!

But Alcalá de Henares has an outstanding star, the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes. To get to know him a little better, we'll walk along Calle Mayor until we reach his birthplace. In the different rooms of the Cervantes Birthplace Museum, we'll learn about life in 17th century Spain, a golden age for art and a time of crisis for the population.

Want to know even more about Cervantes? Continuing on, we'll take you to see the outside of the church where he was baptized in 1547. Of course, we'll also check out the inside of the Alcalá Cathedral, a building with a marked Elizabethan Gothic style, where you'll learn all kinds of curious facts. 

After the guided tour, we'll leave you two hours of free time to continue exploring the city at your own pace. Then, we'll regroup at the bus and conclude the tour back at the starting point.

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5 hours 30 minutes.


The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in Spanish.


Transport by bus

Spanish–speaking guide

Entry to the house of Miguel de Cervantes

Entry to the Alcalá de Henares Cathedral

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


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Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Corporate name: Desarrollos Turisticos 2018 S.L

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Calle San Bernardo, 5

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