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Universidad de Salamanca

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Address: Plaza Patio de Escuelas Menores 1, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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+34 923 29 44 00

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Fantastic building

We spent nearly two hours and enjoyed the building and all of the exhibits. We didn't use the audio guides but there were clear descriptions in English throughout the building... read more

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John K
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent nearly two hours and enjoyed the building and all of the exhibits. We didn't use the audio guides but there were clear descriptions in English throughout the building. Fantastic building and history.

Thank John K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The details and Masonry is so fine, it's difficult to believe. Something that is difficult to take in all at once but remains with you after you leave as you continue to ponder the scenery.

Thank Swann90
Puerto Rico
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings of the university are just breathtaking. The place is really good just to walk around , admire architecture and take pictures.

Thank Galloza89
Maldon, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your chance to find the frog on the university facade. Try to read up on how to find it, otherwise ask someone if there is a crowd around. It is not that easy to spot. Otherwise the general buildings from the outside are great to look at.

Thank Paul A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inside Guided tour only for seeing inside and in Spanish(45 min)....Founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX, the University of Salamanca was Spain's first institution of higher learning. By 1254 it had received acknowledgment from Pope Alexander IV as being one of the four great world universities, along with the universities of Oxford, Paris and Bologna. Stunning auditorium , courtyard,... More 

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Southampton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old city of Salamanca is a very walkable city. It's easy to find your way around and is also within reasonable walking distance of the train station.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being the oldest university in Spain, it deserves a visit. But I consider the entrance fee too outrageous, 12 euros including the audio guide. It is not like there is a lot to see, just a few rooms and a library and a chapel.

Thank victoriaxyz
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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70 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gothic and plateresco, baroque and romanesque - all that can be seen in Salamanca easily especially if you encounter the old university blocks. Those who wish to deepen in the past - this could be your favourite place to dream

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new orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you are near the new or old Cathedrals or near the Conch Shell House you will readily pass by the buildings of the University of Salamanca. I did not have time to go inside, but the outside of the buildings are tremendous to behold.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The University is I believe the third oldest in Europe behind Bologna and Oxford. The old library is an amazing site but one can only get inside to see it with special permission or as a visiting scholar. We were fortunate to see it because my husband gave a lecture in the Psychology Department and the library tour was our... More 

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