Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca

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Tour the beautiful Renaissance architecture of one of the oldest universities in the world at Universidad Pontificia 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. Arrange your visit to Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and discover more family-friendly attractions in Salamanca using our Salamanca itinerary planner.
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  • Façade of the University very well preserved and visitors willing to find the frog on top of skull-good luck to whoever finds.
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  • The University is huge and composed of many separate buildings. It is a set that can be beautiful depending on the site. A great pity, the library which is sublime, but that can be seen behind a glass in a tight place. It is a great frustration as with these space glass can't make correct pictures.
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  • It was quite amazing to learn about one of the oldest universities in the world. Because I was there for a study abroad, my tour was in Spanish but even then I was able to learn so many curious things...  more »
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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.
  • They just send an e-mail to my sister, 8 days of starting the course, which can do the race in which it was pointed. After having paid tuition, paying the residence. And now it has no option to look at another University and that all deadlines are closed. And now that? Lose one year of studies? So this education in this country? Da same to be private or to be published. Go shame.
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  • Very good.
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  • Probably one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in the city. It has a cloister Baroque dating back to the 18th century, organized in two plants and dressed with a collection of paintings by Sebastián Conca (1755) on the life of St. Ignatius. In addition, since the University is accessed La Clerecía and its towers. The Aula Magna, 1746, is equally impressive. In this building they impart different degrees and it is the general secretariat, service to the student as well as the governing bodies of the University. It also has a modern and extensive library on the ground floor.
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  • Simply amazing construction and a beautiful view from its towers.
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