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Salamanca Walking Tour
"Under the superstition of a whimsical frog countless illusions have gone through the streets of Salamanca the cradle of the oldest University in Spain. Salamanca an entertaining and cultured city tell us its history with the magnetism of a hilarious tale of love between reality and legendIn this tour we visit the main sightseeing places in the city including: University Area Bridge Ramos del Manzano
From EUR130.00
 
Salamanca Walking Tour
"Under the superstition of a whimsical frog countless illusions have gone through the streets of Salamanca the cradle of the oldest University in Spain. Salamanca an entertaining and cultured city tell us its history with the magnetism of a hilarious tale of love between reality and legendIn this tour we visit the main sightseeing places in the city including: University Area Bridge Ramos del Manzano
From EUR130.00
 
Salamanca Walking Tour
"Under the superstition of a whimsical frog countless illusions have gone through the streets of Salamanca the cradle of the oldest University in Spain. Salamanca an entertaining and cultured city tell us its history with the magnetism of a hilarious tale of love between reality and legendIn this tour we visit the main sightseeing places in the city including: University Area Bridge Ramos del Manzano
From EUR130.00

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Casa de las Conchas

Casa de las Conchas or House of Cockleshells is one of the most famous architectural symbols of Salamanca. This building was built in expressive Gothic style between 1493 and 1517. It was built by Don...
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Oleg_D.
Apr 07, 2015

The House of Shells

Extra ordinary building, took its name because of its facade decorated with shells made ​​of stoneThis was constructed during the 15th century. The architecture includes Gothic, Moorish and Italian...
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shavy
Feb 01, 2014

Casa de las Conchas.

When we, coming from Brussels, discovered at night, with floodlights playing on the façade, the "shell house" with all tourists around, it appeared to us that we were viewing the most touristic emblem...
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breughel
Jul 30, 2011

Casa de las Conchas

The Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells) is Gothic style building. The construction begun at the end of the 15th century, although it also has Renaissance and Mudejar elements. It belongs to what is...
Redang
Dec 26, 2008

Casa de las Conchas

The façade of this house is decorated with stone shells.The construction of the house began in 1493. The house was built in gothic style, ordered by a Knight of the Order of Saint James of...
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Aitana
Aug 18, 2008

Casa de las Conchas (house of Shells)

The House of Shells, distinctive because of the scallop shells decorating its facade, dates from the late 15th century. The scallop shells are the sign of the Knightly order of Santiago (St James)....
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Orchid
Oct 16, 2007

Casa de las Conchas

This is the most famous Renaissance era mansion. It is decorated with sea shells (conchas), and now houses a library. It was built in the XV century by Don Rodrigo Arias de Maldonado, caballero de...
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el_ruso
Apr 20, 2007

Casa de las Conchas - overview

The Casa de las Conchas ("Shell house") is in my opinion one of the most interesting buildings of Salamanca, built in 1493-1517.Its façade is covered with over 300 scallop shells, the symbol of Saint...
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Mikebond
Dec 22, 2006

Casa de las Conchas - the patio

Cross the gate of the "Shell house" and you'll be in this beautiful patio. You should observe the double raw of arches (notice that the lower raw is built in a different style from the upper row),...
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Mikebond
Dec 22, 2006

Casa de las Conchas

The House of Shells started as just a residence for a university professor, but today it endures as one of the very symbols of the city. it was built around 1500 for Dr. Rodrigo Modonado de Talavera...
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acemj
Jan 01, 2006

Casa de las Conchas

The Casa de las Conchas is one of the landmarks of Salamanca. Its a Gothic building with Plateresque elements. The construction started in 1493 and was completed in 1503. The shells and the lilies are...
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benidormone
Mar 29, 2005

Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells)

We then walk to the Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells), decorated by over 300 carved scallop shells. A very interesting and unique building, the Casa de las Conchas now houses the Tourist...
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wanderlust23
Jan 31, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Casa de las Conchas

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Clerecia

This church was originally known as the Church of Royal College of the Jesus Society. It was built in XVII and XVIII centuries in baroque style. First architect was Juan Gomez de Mora. Construction...
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Palacio de Monterrey

Don Alonso de Acevedo and Zúñiga, 3-rd Count of Monterrey and his wife Dona Maria Pimentel ordered the construction of that Palace. Construction began in 1539 under supervision of Pedro de Ibarra....
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Palacio de Anaya

Anaya Palace is named after Diego de Anaya and Maldonado the founder of the College of St. Bartholomew in 1401. Construction of the building that has reached our days was begun in 1697 and was...
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Universidad - University

Alfonso IX the King of Leon founded the University of Salamanca in 1218 uniting several already existed educational institutions. Nowadays huge complex of University buildings is situated mostly...
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Torre del Clavero

Torre Del Clavero or the Tower of Castellan is medieval defensive tower belonged to Order of Alcántara. This is wonderful example of the XV century gothic fortification. The tower is square and this...
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Catedral Nueva - New Cathedral

The construction of the Catedral Nueva started 1513 and was finished in Gothic style1733, with the Lissabon earthquake parts of the building fell down and where finaly restored in Baroque 1762....
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  • Monday 09:00 to 21:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 21:00
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  • Saturday 09:00 to 14:00

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