The Cervantes Birth House and Lope de Vega Residence are historic buildings that have been converted into museums and exhibition centers. Discover them with us.
Madrid and literature has a close relationship. Madrid has been a hive of writers who have passed through its streets or cafes. Here are two houses that have been home or birthplace of two of our greatest writers: Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega.
The Cervantes Birthplace House-Museum located in Mayor Street in Alcalá de Henares, a legacy city declared World Heritage by UNESCO, now has become a museum that takes us into the atmosphere of a wealthy family in the 16th or 17th century.
The house does not only host a museum, is an activity centre that intends to bring the public to the figure of Cervantes and his period. Carnival, cultural activities during the Book Week, Cervantes Week or Christmas. It is very important the workshops held all the year, intensified in the summer scholar holidays.
The best thing you can do is visiting the museum and looking at the agenda. Don't forget to taste some tapas in Alcala to complete your journey.
Learn more: www.museo-casa-natal-cervantes.org
Lope de Vega House Museum located in the Cervantes Street in Madrid, in the Arts District, is a museum recreating the Spanish Golden Century environment, in the house where Lope de Vega lived his last 25 years. This atmosphere is achieved with original 16th or 17th century furnitures, works of art, daily objects and documentsthat make you travel some centuries ago.
The House Museum highlights is the great cultural agenda, full of performings, conferences and dramatized walkings. Look at the museum agenda and don't miss anything.