Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College), Salamanca

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Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College) is located in Salamanca. A visit to Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Salamanca trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is not much visited in the city, and the truth is that it is a magnificent building, with an external and interior beautiful and that they are worth the visit
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  • This building, luckily managed through the University of Salamanca offers MENU in the restaurant on a daily basis at a very affordable price (around € 10). The accommodation service is also very good value for money considering and highlighting the possibility of being located a Renaissance building and its facilities
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  • Very nice place to stay and watch good shows in the summer. Recommended the historical whole.
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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.
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Very nice restaurant inside

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Known for its uniform sandstone grid of historical buildings, the compact city center is often considered Salamanca's main attraction. Staying in the historical center allows you to explore the many iconic landmarks, quaint plazas, and majestic architecture, as well as experience the lively tapa and wine culture. Tucked away in the cobblestone streets of the center are a number of historical hotels that represent the city's rich cultural heritage, or you can opt to stay at one of the many family-owned pensions that dot the area for a more affordable accommodation option.
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