Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca

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Tour the beautiful Renaissance architecture of one of the oldest universities in the world at Universidad de Salamanca. Founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX, the university is made up of several medieval structures situated throughout the historic city center of Salamanca. Visit original 16th century classrooms and lecture halls or the impressive library of nearly 1 million volumes, and recognize the institution’s long legacy of higher education. Try to spot the hidden frog in the ornate detailing of the university facade--finding it means good luck. Climb the 200 steps to the top of the university tower for panoramic views of the city. Using our world travel planner, Salamanca attractions like Universidad de Salamanca can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In Brazil we have no University. Here's a dollar. Worth a long visit, detailed the various colleges that make up the University
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  • A visit to this very ancient (800 yrs old!) and venerable institution is well worth the time. The older parts of the building visited by the tourist contain a range of old lecture rooms and other room...  more »
  • Loads of history and artefacts highlighting the Islamic/Christian struggles. Look out for the university education rooms throughout Salamanca in some beautiful buildings  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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