Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College), Salamanca

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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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  • This is an impressive building for its beauty and conservation. During the summer you can enjoy concerts in its inner courtyard. How hosting one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Great service.
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  • The higher school of Santiago, Zebedee, better known as the higher College of FONSECA, was one of the four major schools of Salamanca, founded in 1519 by Alonso de Fonseca, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, so that Galician students would have a school to study at the University. Later also has been known him as the Irish College since, for a time, this Center hosted students from that country coming to Salamanca for the persecution of English Catholics of Ireland. A magnificent plateresque building with Villamayor stone where they left their mark Diego de Siloé, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and Juan de Álava. The erection of schools began to have importance in the 15th century and reached its peak in the first years of the XVI, almost all raised under ecclesiastical patronage, in addition to other religious orders and the Crown itself, creating a cultural environment that became known as the Spanish golden age-based. The Colegio Fonseca in Salamanca, first intended to welcome students without fortune but with study skills, so that they could receive classes in College, ended up becoming a great center of power, one of the four schools older of Salamanca, against twenty-four children and the four military orders, a range that had only six schools in the Crown of Castile giving idea of the selected an institution that had a huge influence in the administration of the State and the Church during the modern age. The number of schoolboys in the elderly was never more than 15 during the 16th century. According to the wishes of the founder, in this case they were 12, number of Apostolic strong symbolism, more a chaplain. The building began to erect it has. 1521 on a plot donated by the neighboring Franciscan convent, in 1525, he managed the Pope Clement VII and in 1529 papal bull as stayed in it the first four schoolboys, although there was still much to do, date in which begins to rise up the courtyard, which was finished, along with the cover, in 1534. But still remained to finish the Church, which had to be enlarged to become a funerary temple of the founder according to their own wills, with works that continued until 1549, and now only auctions and minor works. The school Archbishop Fonseca is valued as one of the best works of the Spanish Renaissance and that include their home, their Chapel altarpiece by Alonso Berruguete, its room of paintings and the large patio of beautiful invoice, with accommodation it is today for teachers, post-graduates and guests of the University. It also has rooms for institutional events and celebrations with different capacities. There were several teachers who worked on its construction, as Juan de Álava, Diego de Siloe and Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, the most decisive, although they are also linked to the same Alonso de Covarrubias and Luis de Vega, who would trace for armor, and Pedro de Ibarra, son of Juan de Álava, which remataría the decoration of the cloister and would also intervene in the doorway of the Church. A place that is essence of University and where we remember the words of Paulo Coelho: "there is in the world a language that all include: is the language of enthusiasm, things made with love and will, in search of what to be or what is believed". There where we celebrate meetings, silver wedding... and future Golden Jubilee of our promotion.
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  • A magical, relaxing place seems to me very good service, excellent attention both at the reception and in the restaurant. We will no doubt repeat safe. What I don't understand are the comments of people who complain and then return to the sites and repeated, and return to comment on evil upon this place, if you don't like it don't come back.
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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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