Universidad De Salamanca, Salamanca
Universidad De Salamanca, Salamanca - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Patio de las Escuelas, 1, 37008 Salamanca,Spain
Ticket Price: 4 EUR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
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About Universidad De Salamanca, Salamanca
It is the Spanish higher education institution. It is said to be the oldest founded university in Spain and the 4th oldest European University. It was founded in 1134, given royal character of foundation by King IX in 1218 and later was granted the title ‘University’ by the kind in 1254. Later in 1255, it was recognized by Pope Alexander IV. The moment you enter the university campus, the first thing your eye will capture is the entrance façade. It is a tapestry, made by sandstone, filled with images of mythical heroes, religious scenes and coats of arms. The most popular figure in the façade is the frog on a skull. It is popularly known as La Rana de Salamanca. Beside these sculptures, the university has a library where you can find 2800 manuscript preserved. The patio area, as popularly known as Patio de las Escuelas is something to look out for.
Universidad De Salamanca Information
- Concession Ticket Price: 2€
- The entrance fee need to paid only at the main entrance of the University campus.
- Visitors are can see the classrooms where famous Spanish figures had once attended.
- It is best to visit the facade in the afternoon.
How To reach Universidad De Salamanca by Public Transport
- Nearby Train Station: Salamanca-La Alamedilla
Restaurants Near Universidad De Salamanca
- Casa Paca
- Restaurante Isidro
- Restaurant Le Sablon
- Restaurante la Aldaba
- El Alquimista
- Restaurante Arzobispo Fonseca
- Restaurante El Hidalgo
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Universidad De Salamanca, Salamanca Reviews - Write a Review
Wonderful architecture, good explanations (could sometimes be a bit more in detail), excellent audio guide, very interesting.
Paid 10 Euro so I could go see the old library. As a bibliophile I love that kind of thing! But then you can't even get in. You can look at the old library through a window and can't even go in the new library. Save your money if you want to see the library. Look at pics on Google and visit the one at El Escorial.
It's beautiful and very old, yes, but it's not exactly what I think of when I hear tourist attraction. It was a very brief sight to see, at it's exactly what you'd expect a university to be...just old. Not saying it was bad, it's just not something I'd recommended to a friend to spend their time on.
Amazing fascade. Look for the Frog and the Skull among the numerous sculptures.
I was only here for a brief tour of the university and have not studied there. The architecture is exquisite and it is very interesting to see the old lecture theatres and defense halls. It is a stark contrast to a modern university but with a beauty that is hard to find these.