Parque Arqueologico La Casa de Hippolytus

Parque Arqueologico La Casa de Hippolytus, Alcala De Henares: Address, Phone Number, Parque Arqueologico La Casa de Hippolytus Reviews: 4.5/5

Parque Arqueologico La Casa de Hippolytus

Parque Arqueologico La Casa de Hippolytus
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MonicaNepomnaschy
Los Angeles, CA227 contributions
Oct 2021
We went with a Taxi and we could see part of ROME in Spain history. Also you have to walk nearby to the open ruins since one complemented the other one, ask on the front.
Written December 22, 2021
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,452 contributions
Oct 2021
Some twelve minute walk away from the main site of Complutum, this house was just as interesting. It was a youth college, a place for the upper class to send their young boys to be schooled in the arts. There are several mosaics in situ, apparently having been removed, coated and replaced to minimize damage to exposure. The fish mosaic is itself very good but it was also a learning tool. The complex is open air but under a large roof. I enjoyed seeing a swimming pool incorporated within the house. There was no admission charge. The site dates from the late 3rd c AD.
Written October 23, 2021
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Jonathan M
Tuxedo Park, NY468 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This site is convenient to reach and visit, being located on a main road approaching Alcala de Henares and having a small parking lot in front. The signage is in Spanish and English and not only explains the site itself but also presents the purpose and historical context of this Roman school facility. Since the visit is free, this site presents an excellent opportunity to learn on a budget!
Written May 30, 2019
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sandsh0912
Edinburgh, UK245 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Well preserved mosaics by Hippolytus. Worth the trip of about 2 km east of the town centre . Explanations on plaques inb both English and Spanish.
Written May 26, 2019
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raelen
West Richland, WA193 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
It is rare that you get to see ruins that date back 1700+ years. It was kind of magical and astounding to see and read about what this bathhouse was like.
Written July 17, 2017
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RoaminTheEmpire
Glendale, AZ29 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
I honestly wasn't expecting a whole lot from the site. I figured something outside of Madrid in a less touristy place just wouldn't be as well put together as this (not a criticism, just the reality of places where the tourist money isn't as free flowing). Not only are the remains well-preserved, but there is a wealth of information provided on site in the form of signage in both English and Spanish. This signage does a good job of explaining the function and layout of what remains of the site, as well as a little general information on the Roman city of Complutum.

The mosaics are nicely conserved, and the eponymous Hippolytus mosaic is well worth the meager price of admission. It's great that it was left in-situ, rather than removed to the regional museum in town or the national museum in Madrid, so that the theme and use of it can be fully appreciated.

It's very close to the La Garena Cercanías stop, much closer than using the Alcala de Henares stop, so it's worth considering using that to arrive or depart town in conjunction with visiting.
Written April 9, 2017
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pmacMadrid
Siguenza, Spain84 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
It's a bit away from the centre but it's well worth a visit if you like roman archeology. I went with a group so I am not sure of the opening times.
Written February 19, 2017
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Arthur H
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States91 contributions
Sep 2015 • Business
This is a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born in Alcala de Henares, and shows how life was lived in that era. It is historically accurate and recommended to all who've loved reading his masterpiece, Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Written September 26, 2015
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Greg E
Hamilton, Canada220 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
only 1 Euro and worth it. Very small but interesting, mosaics were awesome. Kind of out there but one can walk from the old town.
Written June 23, 2015
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PBH0017
Ware, UK106 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Excellent value ne €1. Although some of the intersting signs were only in Spanish was still excellent . I do reccommend a visit. Though you need to know, if driving drive past and come back towards the town as it's is then on your right ie the side of the road you are on..
Written September 28, 2014
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