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  • Unpretentious Foodie
    Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's worth a visit and a walk around. 10 minutes of your time. The city hall is beautiful. There seem to be apartments on floors 2-3 which is interesting. Would be fun to have an apartment there to come and visit here more often! Sometimes there are events inside, we heard some musicians playing Vivaldi's fourth season, winter. Beautiful.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The new and old cathedrals in Salamanca are side by side, and they share the cloister. One ticket gives you access to both cathedrals and to the cloister. Both cathedrals are part of the UNESCO heritage site "Old City of Salamanca".

    The construction of the old cathedral took place between the first third of the 12th century and the end of the 14th century. It is in Romanesque and Gothic style.

    Much smaller than the New Cathedral, it is however - according to me - much more striking, with its main altarpiece, chapels, tombs, chapterhouse and cloister.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The old city of Salamanca is a circus of ancient buildings, churches, and universities. Visitors could easily spend a week or more and barely scratch the surface of all there is to see.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Unpretentious Foodie
    Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So enjoyed our visit. Not crowded at all which was appreciated. Felt like we had the place to ourselves and could really soak it in. Feels like a holy place, not just an historical or architectural site, though it is both of these things as well. Generally understated except for the baroque altar which does not appeal to me but did not offend either. I loved the art, the little museum, the cloistered halls, the sacristy, the church inside. All are amazing to see, the architecture, attention to details, general design. Don't miss a thing, it's all very doable in 1 hour and everything will likely be of some interest.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • AL_reviewer_2014
    Weymouth, UK156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must as long as you don't mind heights or narrow, winding staircases. The views of Salamanca are excellent and you get to see the new cathedral from above. I nearly had a heart attack when I was in the bell tower and they started ringing!
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The new and old cathedrals in Salamanca are side by side, and they share the cloister. One ticket gives you access to both cathedrals and to the cloister. Both cathedrals are part of the UNESCO heritage site "Old City of Salamanca".

    The New Cathedral was built between 1513 and 1733 in Gothic style, and in 1755 it suffered devastating effects during the Lisbon earthquake, and after the earthquake, the dome had to be rebuilt.

    There are several wonderful chapels around the cathedral, and an imposing choir. Several art pieces can be seen, from paintings to sculptures, to frescoes.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Jane M
    56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great museum. I have never seen so many Art Deco and Art Nouveau objects in one place. A fantastic array of items from pottery to glassware to jewellery and more. Beautiful stained glass throughout. And a great gift shop.
    Written 29 May 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is well worth time to visit the University of Salamanca, which was established in the 13th century and is the first in Spain. There are lots of hidden gems scattered among the university buildings and it is good to have a guide to get the most out of your visit. Don't forget to look for the frog on top of the stone skull carved on the facade of one of the buildings.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This building is unique for the hundreds of molded shells affixed to the outside walls. It also has a fascinating history. Constructed between 1493 and 1517, the interior features arches, an interesting staircase, and a beautiful coffered ceiling. The building was built as a private house, but later was taken over by the university and served as the university prison for awhile. It was more recently turned over the the local government and now serves as a public library.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,953 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite the name, only the first fifteen of the twenty-six arches of the Puente Romano date back to Roman times. The exact date of construction of the Roman part of the bridge is not known for certain, archaeologists date it to the first century AD between Octavian Augustus and Vespasian.The exact date of construction of the Roman part of the bridge is not known for certain, archaeologists date it to the first century AD between Octavian Augustus and Vespasian. The height of the arches is about six meters. The stone of the Roman part and the new one were mined in different quarries. The Roman arches are located on the side of the center of Salamanca, so I did not see the point of moving across the bridge to the south, because Puente Hispano will already be there, right?
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Dr. H. C. Matthew Sim, PhD
    Singapore, Singapore391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    REVIEW BY DR H C MATTHEW SIM - Beautiful Place. Worth visiting as tourist. Good for car enthusiasts. Many old cars. Regards Dr H C Matthew Sim
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • Thewanderingpassport
    Sydney, Australia728 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Climb up the Torres de la Clerecía - Scala Coeli means stairway to heaven in latin

    You have to climb this gorgeous tower! its only 198 stairs and when you are up there you can also alk over a walkway to the other tower! and then from there you can climb up more stairs to each bell tower it truly is an amazing experience
    Written 22 March 2024
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