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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  • Salamanca in general is beautiful and enviable. One of the monuments more characteristic is the façade of the University, which deserves a visit and take a good photographic memory. Majestic...
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  • €10 per person is exaggeration to seeing prices of other monuments, either here or elsewhere. I do not think that it is justified. The facade was in process of restoration, so we could not appreciate it. The small part that we could appreciate, seems to have the same beauty as the rest of the city
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  • This is one of the corners of Salamanca where the majority of the people do not enjoy the environment and are emboba looking for a frog, forgetting the rest of a facade that is a jewel in itself, full of symbolic allegories and details on each span of it. And nor should we forget the rest of the school playground, it seems sober and even dull, but a look at the sculptures from the top of buildings change that opinion. Worth entering the University and visit old classrooms; so you will understand where comes the expression "right to complain", coined here same over 700 years ago.
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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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