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Stroll through the historic campus of Universidad de Alcala and admire its grand buildings. Marvel at the 16th-century façade of the assembly hall, the caisson ceiling of the Colegio de San Ildefonso, and the Mudéjar plasterwork in the Capilla de San Ildefonso. Take time to explore the campus church, built in the 1700s. To gain a better insight into life at the university and learn about some of its legends and lore, take a guided tour with one of its students. Use our Alcala De Henares trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Universidad de Alcala and other attractions in Alcala De Henares.
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Amazing university. Fantastic experience, great discovery. To come back. The “paraninfo” is impresive. So much History to discover. Also the Iberoamerican art museum is great.
Amazing university. Fantastic experience, great discovery. To come back. The “paraninfo” is impresive. So much History to discover. Also the Iberoamerican art museum is great. more »
Excellent visit, the one hour in person guide tour was a plus where could hear some juicy stories and tied it to the building .DO NOT MISS IT .The tour guides all from the same university...
Excellent visit, the one hour in person guide tour was a plus where could hear some juicy stories and tied it to the building .DO NOT MISS IT .The tour guides all from the same university... more »
I did not take a guided tour, I just took photos from the outside and went inside. There is a garden, a cafe. The building from outside as seen from the square is very pretty. I felt like all...
I did not take a guided tour, I just took photos from the outside and went inside. There is a garden, a cafe. The building from outside as seen from the square is very pretty. I felt like all... more »
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site university town. Not the grandest of world heritage sites but very historic. It was founded by Cardinal Jiménez de Cisneros in the early 16th century. Alcalá de Henares was the world's first planned university city. Not to be confused with being the oldest as this goes to Bologna in Italy. It has some pleasant historic buildings, a neat plaza and is well worth a visit as it’s a nice town. Just don’t expect an Oxford or Sorbonne.
Not a student, however wonderful exterior architecture. Worth a half day trip over here.
Great experience learning in the second oldest university in Spain. Beautiful campus. There are tons of international students here as well.
Do not come to this school if you are a foreign student and need some documents from the university to apply for legal stay at the immigration office. Even if the foreign student's tuition fee is much higher, the school will not provide the required documents in time. The school does not care if the student's stay is legal in Spain or not, as long as the student pays the tuition, no one cares about the student's need. Foreign students are even being told to go back to their own country and take online courses. The one-year master's program is very poorly set up and the schedule is chaotic, with always impromptu situations: classes are changed at different times or classrooms are changed. The administration office is a disaster, they can´t even get your names right in multiple emails while your email address is literally your full name——they don’t even bother to look at it!
As a tourist walking in by coincidence is a treat. Reading about its history makes it even more fun. Beautiful courtyard, the one in the back had the most amazing bird action I have seen. Worth a visit when in Alcalá.
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