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“Tour only in Spanish” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Universidad de Alcala

Universidad de Alcala
Pza. San Diego, s/n, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
34 91 885 40 00
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“Tour only in Spanish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Can only enter with guided tour €4 that's in Spanish. Our guide gave a lot of history, most of which was sadly lost on me. We saw 4 different places of the university, two courtyards, a garden, and a church-like room. Near the front gates, look up to see the stork nests. The ticket area has a lot of Alcala souvenirs, which are surprisingly hard to find in the rest of the town.

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Puerto Rico
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“Excellent tour of the University !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Excellent guided tourof the University, with a well prepared and very knowleadgeable, young, female guide, PhD Doctoral Candidate. Well versed on University folklore. Definitevely worth the 4 euro ticket.

Visited October 2012
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lagos
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“A new name!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The architecture of the University is truly amazing The College of San Ildefonso is the current name of the university( so we were informed). There are many buildings, but the main building has the beautiful Plateresque facade that dates from 1543, It has three sections and on top there is a balustrade. The courtyard (Patio Mayor) shows three floors is impressive and dates from the Renaissance. The Patio Trilingue is where the dead languages were taught. The Paraninfo has an impressive caisson ceiling. The assembly room is a fine example of the Cisneros style, combining Mudéjar features in plaster and wood with Plateresque decoration. There is a beautiful chapel next door

Visited May 2012
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“A must see when in Alcala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The architecture of the University is truly amazing which is still preserved today, learn about the history and the many famous students and scholars that have attended

Visited June 2012
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“very old building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

enjoyed looking round the university most interesting and well worth a visit

Visited June 2012
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