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Tour the beautiful Renaissance architecture of one of the oldest universities in the world at Universidad de Salamanca. Founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX, the university is made up of several medieval structures situated throughout the historic city center of Salamanca. Visit original 16th century classrooms and lecture halls or the impressive library of nearly 1 million volumes, and recognize the institution’s long legacy of higher education. Try to spot the hidden frog in the ornate detailing of the university facade--finding it means good luck. Climb the 200 steps to the top of the university tower for panoramic views of the city. Using our world travel planner, Salamanca attractions like Universidad de Salamanca can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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The University dominates Salamanca and has donesince the middle ages. Golden sandstone reminds you of Oxford. To be absorbed as you walk around the centre of the City more »
Es una universidad preciosa, no me quedó muy claro si allí se siguen impartiendo clases, pero creo que sí. Claustro impresionante. more »It's a beautiful university, it wasn't very clear to me if classes are still being taught there, but I think so. Awesome cloister.
I give 3 stars because it's worth to visit, but the entrance, that costs 10€, is totally overpriced. It's a shame for a place of such importance...
I visited the Univetsity in 1958 and was impressed by its architecture and its hustory. I believe I was told it was the oldest running university in the world.
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