Pontifical University of Salamanca, Salamanca

Established in 1940 and home to many picturesque, historical buildings, Pontifical University of Salamanca formed as result of the Spanish government's resolution to dissolve of the former University of Salamanca. Pope Pius XII restored the facilities to create a new pontifical university. Take a guided tour of the campus grounds to learn about the campus' history and see highlights including a church, works of art, architecture, and a 19th-century piano. Make Pontifical University of Salamanca part of your personalized Salamanca itinerary using our Salamanca route planner .
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  • The Pontifical University of Salamanca was created in 1134 and received its Royal Charter in 1218. It is the oldest university in the Hispanic World and the third oldest in the entire world. It is con...  more »
  • It is a true wonder, both monumental and educationally speaking. You can not pass through Salamanca without visiting it. Its towers is without a doubt the best visit. And as University is better than the Salamanca and Spain.
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  • This University has its entrance opposite the House of the Conchas.Tiene hours of opening. The entrance has a cost of 3 euros (guided visit) most 3.75 per person to climb the towers Scala Coeli (197 steps). Inside as beautiful on the outside. Beautiful exterior facade. By inside emphasize the stairs in the guided visit to the cloister, at the aula magna... all beautiful and full of history. Very beautiful altars. The only but to put that in the guided tour guide just leaves you time to admire everything and to make a picture. Otherwise recommend it 100 percent.
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  • Salamanca university is a gorgeous number of buildings that dominate the city landscape along with the cathedral. Well worth paying the 4 euro admission.
  • It is an impressive building, above all by its Baroque cloister and the Jesuit church. The guided tour is very interesting
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  • It is the Catholic and private of Salamanca University. Its privileged location, in the heart of the historical centre (in front of the Casa de las Conchas), gives the distinctive tourist attraction. Its facilities are a marvel (Aula Magna, cloister, Church of the clergy and stairs). The visit is done in groups with a guide, which will explain the history of the University, its curiosities protocols and tells you what have been some of its most distinguished students. Guided tour (which has a duration of 40 min) makes a tour of the University, stopping at the visitable part, namely: Aula Magna, the stairs, the cloister and the Church of the clergy (each stop with their corresponding explanation). The explanations are interesting and enough time to take pictures. Without a doubt, best visit are stairs (spectacular) and the cloister (precious). I recommend to buy the ticket of € 6 that includes a visit (rise) free to the towers of the clergy + guided visit to the Pontifical University and Church of the clergy. Open every day of the week. * The entrance is opposite the Casa de las Conchas *
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  • I don't like the guided visits, but this time I must admit that it greatly improves the experience. Largely thanks to the Guide, a lady who already combed their good reeds, which I suppose would have explained it thousands of times, and that however retained the enthusiasm of the first day.
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  • Nothing like studying in a University that happy day just with enter it from the marvel that leaves you.
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