Cervantes Train

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Miguel de Cervantes, the most famous writer in the Spanish language, was born in 1547 in Alcalá de Henares. In his memory, the Cervantes Train travels from Madrid’s Atocha train station to his hometown performing fragments from his most famous works and remembering his chef d'oeuvre, "El Quijote".

A visit to Cervantes' Birthplace Museum and the University, both in Alcalá de Henares, is a wonderful way of learning more about the work of the prestigious author. The train, which in 2019 runs on Saturdays from 8 May to 13 July and from 14 September to 14 December), departs from Madrid Atocha station. During the thirty-minute journey, entertainers dressed in traditional attire from the Spanish Golden Century perform excerpts from writer’s work.

Once the train arrives in Alcalá de Henares, visitors are taken on a tour of the old centre. The visit includes the city's most renowned landmarks and a snack (between 2pm and 4pm at La casa vieja.). 

- Dates 2021 (To be confirmed)

- Times: 

  • Departure from Madrid Atocha: 10.35am
  • Departure from Alcalá de Henares: 6.35pm

- Tickets 2021 (To be confirmed)

Tickets can be purchased at train stations, from Cercanías ticket machines and online.


More information: Renfe


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