Contact details

Calle San Juan, 4
28801  Alcalá de Henares, Madrid  (Madrid)
Tel.:+34 918880175




This was the church of the old monastery of San Juan de la Penitencia , founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1504. Its name ('the house of the interview') derives from the fact that this was where the first audience took place between Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella 'la Católica', in the nearby archbishop's palace. It is now an exhibition hall belonging to the Town Hall.

  • Construction: Public building
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 15th century

Practical information


  • From Tuesday to Saturday From 11:00 to 14:00 From 17:00 to 20:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 11:00 to 14:00
  • Closing days: Monday


  • Admission free


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