Descripción de todos los monumentos indispensables para conocer en Salamanca Description of all the essential monuments to see in Salamanca
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Important monuments

Here we give you a list of the most important monuments in Salamanca where we detail the address, hours and contact number for:

Plaza Mayor

Probably one of the most beautiful Spanish squares. It was built in Baroque style during the XVIII century and the north side includes the town Hall, in the same building style.

Casa de las Conchas

Considered as the most representative monument of civil architecture from the time of the Catholic Monarchs, it was built at the end of the XV century.

Calle Compañía, (Next to Clerecía)
Phone: 923 269 317
Time: Monday to Friday from 9 to 21 hours.
Saturdays from 10 to 14 and from 16 to 19 hours.
Sundays and holidays from 10 to 14 and from 16 to 19 hours.
Free admission. Temporary exhibitions in the basement of the building.

Catedral nueva

Started by Gil de Hontañón at the beginning of the XVI century, it wasn´t finished until 1733 following the intervention of one the best architects of the time. The main entrance is a display of composition and ornamentation.

Plaza de Anaya
Phone: 923 217 476
Time: every day. From 10 to 13 and from 16 to 18.
Free admission.

Catedral Vieja

Began in the XII century in the romantic style and continued in the following centuries. In the cathedral there is the Italian altarpiece by Nicolas Florentino and on the outside there is the Byzantine dome known as "Torre del Gallo".

C/ Tentenecio
Phone: 923 217 476
Time: de 10 a 13 y de 16 a 17:30 horas.
- 3,00€.
- OAP's 2,25€.
Tuesdays, free entry until 12.00. Museo diocesano.

La Universidad

It is the oldest in Spain by date of foundation, at the beginning of the XIII century. The current building has a "plateresca wall" which is carved in stone as if it were gold with the head of the Catholic Monarchs and the Emperor, Charles V´s shield.

Patio de Escuelas
Phone: 923 294 400
Time: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 13:30 and from 16 to 19h.
Sundays and holidays from 10 to 13h.
Discount for OAP´s and students. Members of the university enter for free.
Museo de la Universidad en la escuela de menores.

La Clerecía

The Church Espíritu Santo belongs to the former Colegio de los Jesuitas which was started in 1617 by Philip III and Margaret of Austria, in Baroque style.

C/ Compañía
Phone: 923 264 660
Time: half hour before masses.
Monday to Friday from 13:15 hours.
Saturday to 19:30 hours. Sundays and holidays from 12:30 hours.
Free admission.

Casa Lis

Is an actual museum of decorative arts (Art Nouveau and Art Deco). It is a modernist building whose facade is seen from the narrow streets of the city and whose monumental galleries and iron stairs at the back open like a waterfall into the river Tormes.

C/ El Expolio, 14
Phone: 923 12 14 25
Time: Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00 hours.
Saturday, Sundays y holidays: 11:00 to 21:00 hours.
- 3,00€.
- 2,00€: OAP's, students and group more than 10 people.
- Free admission on Thursdays from 11:00 to 14:00 hours

Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

Is a garden that measures 2,500 square metres located in the old city of Salamanca. It is named for being the setting chosen by Fernando de Rojas to recreate the novel of Calisto and Melibea. It is located at the top of the old wall and next to the river Tormes. Nowadays it is a romantic park due to the love story of the characters of the work of Fernando de Rojas: Calixto and Melibea.

Paseo del Rector Esperabé
Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 until sunset. Free admission.

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