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La Rana de Salamanca, Salamanca

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Guarantee yourself good luck all year by finding La Rana de Salamanca, sculpted into the façade of the Escuelas Menores of the University of Salamanca. Being the first in your group to spot the weathered frog remains a popular challenge for both students and tourists. Detailed sculptures of Catholic kings, popes, cardinals, and skulls adorn the rest of the highly detailed Plateresque entrance, which was finished in 1553. Arrange your visit to La Rana de Salamanca and discover more family-friendly attractions in Salamanca using our Salamanca travel itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely beautiful facade on which you have to find the frog for good luck. There was a vendor in front of the facade with a picture of where the frog is situated buy it still was not easy to locate...  more »
  • Trying to spot the frog is good fun and he is everywhere - on t-shirts, books and a variety of souvenirs!  more »
  • "la rana" means the frog, a very small scupture of which is hidden on this very large facade of sculptures, crests and portraits at the main entrance to the old building of the University of Salamanca...  more »

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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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