Pontifical University of Salamanca, Salamanca

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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. Put Pontifical University of Salamanca on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Salamanca holiday planner.
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  • August 5, 2017
    We have visited this vast architectural work, and have it made with the help of a guide. It is worth to this guided tour, since otherwise, you can not access their rooms. When the tour ends, you have time to climb its towers. The only negative is that... we find it somewhat expensive.
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  • July 24, 2017
    This city has amazed me. The Pontifical University, has contributed very much to this. It is worth spending a day in kicking the city and see this monument amongst many others.
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  • July 1, 2017
    It is the best visits from one of the highest points of Salamanca. Seen throughout the city much better than from the Cathedral post that the Cathedral detract much vision towers of the Pontifical University.
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  • Paid 10 Euro so I could go see the old library. As a bibliophile I love that kind of thing! But then you can't even get in. You can look at the old library through a window and can't even go in the new library. Save your money if you want to see the library. Look at pics on Google and visit the one at El Escorial.
  • It's beautiful and very old, yes, but it's not exactly what I think of when I hear tourist attraction. It was a very brief sight to see, at it's exactly what you'd expect a university to be...just old. Not saying it was bad, it's just not something I'd recommended to a friend to spend their time on.
  • Hola! I am the director of AIFLC from INDIA from the city beautiful CHANDIGARH.I had a great experience to talk with their team to apply for long term visa to study Spanish as I am teaching French since 15 years and studying French everyday with my students a new word. I wrote them for me to study Spanish in their university because it is one of the prestigious university in the world for Spanish language.Sooner I will apply for long term visa to enhance the culture of Spain and I will introduce a new language in my C.V.I would love to give this university five stars and wish them all the best for future.
  • Tourist trap 5 €
  • I was only here for a brief tour of the university and have not studied there. The architecture is exquisite and it is very interesting to see the old lecture theatres and defense halls. It is a stark contrast to a modern university but with a beauty that is hard to find these.

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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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