How to visit Alcala de Henares with the Cervantes Train 2018


University of Alcalá de Henares near Madrid

A different way of visit the historic town of Alcalá de Henares, very close to Madrid, is to do it aboard a tourist train.

This year, you again have the possibility to do during a excursion to Alcala de Henares through the so-called Cervantes train 2018.

It is a tourist offer that is developed in collaboration between Renfe and the municipality of Alcalá de Henares. every Saturday between April 7 and December 8, except in the month of August.

Cervantes Monument in the Cervantes square of Alcalá de Henares

He Cervantes train leaves from the Atocha station toward Alcala de Henares, Villa where the illustrious writer was born, every Saturday at 10.35 in the morning, although you can access it from 20 minutes before the said departure time.

The short train ride, as it takes just under half an hour, is enlivened by actors who play famous people from the history of Alcala de Henares, as Cervantes, Don Quixote or Sancho Panza.

Visit of Alcala with Cervantes Train

Once you reach Alcala de Henares, with the company of tour guides and in groups of no more than 30 people, a guided visit of the city that was declared in 1998 World Heritage by Unesco.

The visit is carried out by the historic center of Alcala de Henares, going through the Martyrs Gate square, Cervantes squarecalle Mayorthe old Antezana Hospital and the Magisterial Cathedral, among other corners.

Calle Mayor of Alcalá de Henares

During it you will see the facade of archbishop's palace and the interior of the Comedy Corral, thechapel of the Oidor , he Regional Archaeological Museum and the Birthplace of Cervantes museum.

Once this initial part of the visit is finished, with the ticket of the Cervantes train access discounts at numerous restaurants in Alcalá de Henares, where you can taste gastronomic specialties, such as crumbs illustrated and Duels and losses.

After the meal, the visit resumes so that you can see inside theCisneriana University, including the Auditorium and the Chapel of San Ildefonso.

Finally, at 18.50 hours the train returns to the Atocha station.

You also have the possibility of returning on your own at a different time, and even until Sunday night, in case you are interested in spending more time visiting Alcalá de Henares.

Monument to Don Quijote and Sancho in Alcalá de Henares

Cervantes Train ticket prices

He 2018 Cervantes Train ticket price It is 22 euros for adults, and 16 euros for children from 4 to 11 years.

The family price for two adults and one child is 44 euros and children under four have the free ticket.

You can buy tickets directly at the ticket offices of the stations Renfe Outskirts, or in the vending machines, with a maximum anticipation of six days to the date of the excursion.