Adjacent to Plaza de Cervantes (the main square) is this college where Lope de Vega and other famous Spaniards studied. You can see some of their names engraved on plaques in the examination room. The old university’s Plateresque facade dates from 1543. From here, walk across the Patio of Saint Thomas (from 1662) and the Patio of the Philosophers to reach the Patio of the Three Languages (from 1557), where Greek, Latin, and Hebrew were once taught. The Paraninfo (great hall or old examination room) has a Mudéjar carved-panel ceiling and is now used for special events. The Paraninfo is entered through the restaurant Hostería del Estudiante.
Alcala de Henares› Attraction
Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso
Plaza San Diego
Our Rating Hours Tours in Spanish or English Tues–Sat noon and 1, 5, 6, and 7pm; Sun noon and 1pm Phone 91-885-41-85 Prices Guided tour 4.50€; audio guides 3€ Web site Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso
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