Pontifical University of Salamanca

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Pontifical University of Salamanca

Pontifical University of Salamanca
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019 • Couples
It is a beautiful place to visit. You can have any guided tour around the buolding or/and go climbing the tower. I highly recommend during both. There is an amazing view from the tower, so it is worth of some effort. And the guided tour allows you to see many beautiful spots, like a famous staircase, church, aula, etc. The only minus was the total lack of enthusiasm showed by our guide, it looked like she did not really want to be there with us, at the same time the tour was shorter than advertised.
Written 29 September 2019
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lovetrav_9
Old Colwyn, UK957 contributions
Fabulous building
Oct 2018
A most interesting visit to this ancient University and our guide gave us a fascinating insight into its history. It took us a while to find the frog in the facade! It is believed that if you find it without assistance you will get good luck. The visit was like going back in time and was most enjoyable.
Written 11 September 2019
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meetisv
New Delhi, India175 contributions
Overrated with rather unhelpful staff
Sep 2019 • Couples
The combined tour includes patios, iglesia and meeting halls. Tour is iin Spanish only with guide unwilling to provide brief English description. Staff were rather rude. A rather overrated place
Written 6 September 2019
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain460 contributions
Guided tour of baroque Jesuit college
Aug 2019
This huge building was the college founded by the Jesuits within the University of Salamanca. It is now the Pontifical University. You take a guided tour in Spanish and view the attractive ceremonial hall where you sit down and hear a brief history of the site. You then see the monumental staircase and the cloisters and finish in the huge, baroque church. All very baroque - interesting, but for me lacks the character of the original university buildings.
Written 31 August 2019
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Jo M
Perth, Australia542 contributions
wow
Sep 2018
One feature on this building is a small frog, it is said if you find it without help you will be blessed with good luck. This place has a beautiful courtyard as well.
Written 28 August 2019
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Brian K
Schenectady, NY624 contributions
Decades Old
Aug 2019
We toured this university and had an interesting experience. It was founded in 1255 and has so much history and interesting stories. Only men were allowed to go to this school for decades. We saw the oldest classroom in the place and it did not have seats as students sat on a cold floor. The old structures were so unique. If you are in this part of Spain, you should visit.
Written 21 August 2019
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GarbJJCG
Omaha, NE4 contributions
Wow!
Sep 2018
The university, cathedral, and surrounding areas were just such a cool experience to transport back in time (except, the fact that it's all still being used is incredible)! Loved that the entire, ancient city has themes running throughout it from Cervantes to the unbelievable architecture, and other local trinkets and information displayed around as you explore and 'get lost.' This was very unique, even for parts of Spain that can seem so similar when compared to each other. So much history in one place. We didn't get to see it all, but saw quite a bit and would have loved to stay and eat more and drink more wine! (We passed through in July 2018--definitely still a lot of tourists, but manageable. Hard to find places to stay, but make an effort, as there's much to see.)
Written 11 August 2019
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resawolfis
Murrieta, CA222 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2019 • Family
The building was very interesting. We climbed to the top of the bell towers first then had our tour. However the tour was in Spanish and the guide spoke very quickly. She did get us a pamphlet in English but it would have been nice to understand her explanations.
Written 5 August 2019
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flygirl215
Buffalo, NY90 contributions
Bell Tower Climb
Jul 2019 • Friends
Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm compelled to climb to the highest point in any given town or city, to enjoy the view from the top. Please visit the Pontifical University and climb to the top of the bell tower. It'll only take you 5 minutes, the views are breathtaking, and well worth the effort. You won't be disappointed.
Written 2 August 2019
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1 366 contributions
Stunning building
Jul 2019 • Couples
I think this might be one of the treasures of Salamanca. On the face of it the university building might not seem one to visit, that would be your first mistake. It is situated directly opposite the imposing Casa de Conches so that makes it in great company. The outside of the building is impressive but there is so much more to see once you get inside. Don’t be put off by the admission fee, it is worth it. You will see Salamanca from a perspective only matched by the Ieronimus. Fantastic.
Written 25 July 2019
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