Salamanca University

  • Salamanca University

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Salamanca University

Salamanca University


From Sep 16 to Mar 31
 Monday to Saturday
 10:00 to 19:00

Closing days: Sunday, public holidays

From Apr 01 to Sep 15
 Monday to Saturday
 10:00 to 20:00

Public holidays and [sunday]
 10:00 to 14:00

Salamanca University


General: €10
Reduced: €5
Children: Admission free

Salamanca University

Salamanca University


Audio guide, Cafe.

Salamanca University


Salamanca University is considered to be the oldest Hispanic university in existence. It enjoyed great prestige, and was at one time the leading European university. It is also one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture on the Iberian peninsula. When you arrive at the University, look for the frog hidden on its façade. According to tradition, if you find it you'll be blessed with good luck, and if you're a student you'll pass your exams without any difficulty. All the rooms are arranged around the courtyard: the university, the chapel, the old classrooms and a staircase leading to the library founded by Alfonso X 'The Wise'. Throughout the visit you'll be able to see several interesting sights such as the classroom of Fray Luis de León, the cloisters or the famous 'Cielo de Salamanca' (Salamanca sky), part of a painting that covered the vault in the old library and depicted the search for knowledge.


Artistic period:

Historic period:
15th century