Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College), Salamanca
(4.3/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College) is located in Salamanca. To visit Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College) and other attractions in Salamanca, use our Salamanca tour planner.
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  • I spent two days in this hotel, the restoration of the old Archbishopric has been excellent, maintaining in perfect condition the cloister which gives access to the rooms. But the harshness of the restoration has been done to fourth in the comfort of the rooms than without excessively austere. As experience is incomparable, just steps from the historic centre of Salamanca, but do not seek much luxury.
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  • Beautiful interiors are not exposed to give times from point tourist center, visit tour only in Spanish at 0 cost from what we understood you had to pay 2 euros for a room. But not understanding the language we did a quick tour and walked
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  • Lovely cloister and beautiful restaurant inside, with efficient staff. Food hit and miss hence only 3 stars. Worth going in if you're in Fonseca, not otherwise. 
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  • . The Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca is a University Hall of Residence - 16th century style This was built in the early sixteenth century as a Hall of Residence for students first from the Galicia region, and then, following the setting up of the Church of England and subsequent persecution of Irish Catholics, for Irish Catholics studying for the priesthood. Hence its other name of The Irish College - Colegio de los Irlandeses. It is still a University residence, although now limited to post-graduates and Dons, guests of the university. Having stayed there myself, I can confirm that it is probably has changed since the Irish priests were in residence, as it now has en-suite bathrooms, cable tv, internet access and double beds. You can smile nicely at the porter on the left of the main entrance, and a polite request will allow you in to see the magnificent central patio, no charge. You can also go and eat, very cheaply, the fixed-price menu at lunchtimes and evenings, or have a drink and a snack in the cafeteria, without actually being a resident. If you can, try to visit the chapel while you're there. The tomb of the Archbishop who founded the College is particularly impressive, if only for the sight of his numerous progeny surrounding his deathbed in tears. In July the central patio is the scene for the festival called "Las noches del Fonseca", with open-air concerts of music and dance, as well as plays. .
  • Gorgeous place. It is a residence not a four-star hotel but that was one of the charming things about it.
  • Nice place to stay while in Salamanca.
  • Very nice restaurant inside
  • Historic school with wonderful cloister as a Hotel. It is worth, but the experience is not perfect. The buts are poor in variety buffet breakfast and staff very improved
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