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Alcalá de Henares


House of Hippolytus. Complutum archaeological site


Contact details

Avenida de Madrid, s/n
Alcalá de Henares, Madrid  (Madrid)
redpatrimonio@ayto-alcaladehenares.es
www.alcalavirtual.es
Tel.:+34 918771750

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid


Description

The Roman city on which the town of Alcalá de Henares originally stood was called Complutum. In the area nearby stands the House of Hippolytus, which formed part of a large estate and is one of the few known Young Men's Colleges in Hispania.

It was built between the third and fourth centuries A.D. and was surrounded by spacious gardens and a mausoleum dedicated to the memory of the Annios family. This monument was also the site of a Young Men's College for the urban nobility. Inside visitors can see a beautifully conserved mosaic depicting a scene of fish created by the schoolmaster Hippolytus.


Practical information

Schedule

From May 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 14:00


Public holidays and Weekend
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00
Closing days: Monday

From Oct 01 to Apr 30
From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 14:00


Public holidays and Weekend
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00
Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 7 January.

Closing days: Monday

Prices

General: €1

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