Salamanca Things to Do

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  • 1. Catedral Nueva - New Cathedral

    The New Cathedral stands beside the Old Cathedral and is considerably larger It was constructed during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, after in the beginning of the 15th century, The interior...

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  • 2. Universidad - University

    The facade of the Universidad de Salamanca on the Patio de las Escuelas is probably the most photographed monument of Salamanca. Indeed the portal and facade is one of the most important monuments in...

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  • 3. Plaza Mayor

    The main square of Salamanca is one of the most beautiful and harmonious squares in Spain, in a baroque style The building on the north side contains the town hall and is beautifully finished with...

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  • 4. Casa de las Conchas

    Extra ordinary building, took its name because of its facade decorated with shells made ​​of stone This was constructed during the 15th century. The architecture includes Gothic, Moorish...

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  • 5. Catedral Vieja - Old Cathedral

    The chapel of St. Bartholomew also called of Anaya (capilla de San Bartolomé o de los Anaya) is the most interesting of the old cathedral. In the centre stands the monumental tomb of Diego de Anaya,...

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  • 6. Convento de San Esteban

    This monastery is located on the other side of the small bridge that leads from the plaza Concilio, inside decorated with beautiful crucifixes , paintings , reliquaries The beautiful monastery is...

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  • 7. Roman Bridge

    This bridge offers pleasant strolling and some of the best views of the old city and the cathedrals You It was originally constructed in the year 89, but was reconstructed in the 17th century after...

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  • 8. Palacio de Monterrey

    If from the Plaza Mayor you walk to the west you will find what is considered as one of the best plateresque or Spanish Renaissance buildings in Spain. The palace was built in 1539 for the Count of...

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  • 9. Walking

    It's always pleasant to take a walk in a beautiful natural setting the idea is even more appealing You're sure to find the landscapes attractive for their combination of vegetation and the murmur of...

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  • 10. Palacio de Anaya

    I liked this plaza as much as the Plaza Mayor. Looking south one can admire the Catedral Nueva and opposite the Palace of Anaya in neoclassical style. The main façade has a large doorway with stairs...

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  • 11. Casa de las Muertes

    A fine mansion from XV century. According the legend during construction were found bodies of brothers Manzano killed by a rival family of...

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  • 12. Clerecia

    Facing the Casa de la Conchas one finds the Clerecia another highlight of architecture in Salamanca. It is not surprising that Salamanca was European Capital of the Culture in 2002 when you look at...

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  • 13. Convento de las Duenas

    The monastery called Convento de las Dueñas meaning monastery of the Mistresses is a nickname because it was intended as a religious retreat for aristocrats. The outside is sober but inside the...

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  • 14. Convento de las Ursulas

    The convent of the Ursulines was founded by archbishop Fonseca in 1512. Its most interesting feature is the Gothic apsis you see here. Inside there is a baroque retable. In front of the apsis stands...

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  • 15. Casa Lis

    Just south of the cathedrals, with view on the river Tormes, one can't miss the Casa Lis the first modernist building (1905) in Salamanca. Lighted at night it looks enchanting. I liked the...

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  • 16. Iglesia de San Marcos

    I was walking down Zamora on my way to Calle Van Dyck where there are some great bars and restaurants, when I came across this uniquely round, Romanesque church. It is the Church of San Marcos, which...

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  • 17. Torre del Clavero

    The Tower of the Keeper of the Keys was once the sole defensive structure in the palace of Don Francisco de Sotomayor, who was the Keeper of Keys of the Order of Alcántara. The octagonal tower was...

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  • 18. Zamora

    ZAMORA See some of the lovely little romanesque churches which are common here. Also see the Plaza Mayor and the rather gracious looking shops near it. The photographed chapel, seen outside the old...

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  • 19. La Gran Via

    This is the main avenue of the city, just North of the old city. Many hotels and government buildings are here, as well as stores serving the residents. It is not even close in grandeur to the street...

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  • 20. Ayuntamiento

    The Town Hall in the Plaza Mayor is a beautiful architectural achievement by Andres Garcia de Quinones. The bells on the top give the otherwise bold and solid structure a slight delicacy that I...

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  • 22. Oddities and Manholes

    There's probably a revamping and changing of certain plazas and displays, so I cannot speak for how long this may last. But I've often walked through cities and...

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  • 23. One of the very first universities.

    There is an international classification of universities based on academic excellence but on this old continent we have another classification based on the age...

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  • 24. Museum Art Nouveau and Art Déco.

    Just south of the cathedrals, with view on the river Tormes, one can't miss the Casa Lis the first modernist building (1905) in Salamanca. Lighted at night it...

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  • 25. Garden - Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

    Less than 100 m southeast from the two cathedrals near what is called the Patio Chico is a small garden called Huerto de Calixto y Melibea from where one has...

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