30 Sights in Salamanca, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Salamanca, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 30 sights are available in Salamanca, Spain.

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1. Puente Romano

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The Roman bridge of Salamanca, also known as Puente Mayor del Tormes is a Roman bridge crossing the Tormes River on the banks of the city of Salamanca, in Castile and León, Spain. The importance of the bridge as a symbol of the city can be seen in the first quartering of city's coat of arms. It has been known traditionally as puente mayor and as puente prinçipal which gives access to the southern part of the city. The bridge as it currently appears is a result of several restorations. One of the disasters that most affected it was the Flood of San Policarpo on the night of January 26, 1626. It was declared Artistic Historic Monument on June 3, 1931, and Bien de Interés Cultural in 1998. Until the beginning of 20th century it carried the main road into the city, and continued to bear heavy traffic until 1973. Since the construction of a third bridge for road traffic it remains exclusive for pedestrians.

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2. Cueva de Salamanca

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Salamanca Cave is a legendary enclave in the city of Salamanca, where the devil takes lessons, according to popular tradition. This cave corresponds to the basement of the church of St. Sebrian, which does not exist now.

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3. Casa de las Muertes

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The House of Deaths is a house designed by the architect Juan de Álava in the historic center of the city of Salamanca (Spain). The popular name of the house responds to a mixture between popular legend and history. The house has four skulls carved in stone that, like a corbel, seem to hang from the jambs of the two upper windows of the façade. This ornamental feature, together with a murder of four inhabitants in the early nineteenth century, gave it as a popular name: "House of Deaths".

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4. Plaza Mayor

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The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Spain is a large plaza located in the center of Salamanca, used as a public square. It was built in the traditional Spanish baroque style and is a popular gathering area. It is lined by restaurants, ice cream parlors, tourist shops, jewelry stores and a pharmacy along its perimeter except in front of the city hall. It is considered the heart of Salamanca and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain. It is connected to the shopping area Calle del Toro from the northeast, Calle de Zamora from the north, the restaurants on Calle de Concejo from the northwest, Calle del Prior and the small Calle de la Caja de Ahorros from the west as well as Plaza del Corrillo from the south.

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5. Salamanca

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Salamanca is a city in western Spain and is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city lies on several rolling hills by the Tormes River. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. As of 2018, the municipality has a population of 143,978.

Wikipedia: Salamanca (EN)

6. Ruinas de la Iglesia de San Polo

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The Church of San Polo was a religious temple that is now in ruins. These ruins currently form a public square and are partially integrated into a hotel. They are located southwest of the city of Salamanca in the vicinity of the Tormes River. It was located outside the walls, in the so-called neighborhood of the portogaleses in a position very close to the old door of San Pablo that is currently disappeared. It was built in the twelfth century. There was a strong restoration of the church in the sixteenth century that maintained the cult inside until the nineteenth century. The abandonment of the temple occurred in the late nineteenth century, the beginning of its dilapidated state. The cult was moved to the Convent of San Esteban and later to the church of the Trinitarians, where it remains as the parish of San Pablo. At the beginning of the XXI century they are considered historical ruins.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Polo (Salamanca) (ES)

7. Iglesia de Santiago

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The Church of Santiago del Arrabal is a Catholic church located on the banks of the Tormes River in the city of Salamanca (Spain). Its construction dates from the twelfth century, being one of the oldest in Salamanca. It is located in the vicinity of the Roman bridge of Salamanca and the stone boar. It is one of the churches near the Ruta de la Plata before entering the city on the Jacobean pilgrimage. The interior is completely baroque due to the transformations and rehabilitations that were made in the eighteenth century. The church was important in the celebrations of the feast of Santiago in which the representatives of the city council came on horseback preceded by a herald with a flag.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santiago del Arrabal (Salamanca) (ES)

8. El Cielo de Salamanca

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The Sky of Salamanca is a mural painting attributed to Fernando Gallego that corresponds to the third part of the decoration of the vault of the old Library of the Major Schools of the University of Salamanca, space occupied by the current chapel of San Jerónimo. The vault was painted in the 1480s. In the eighteenth century the other two thirds collapsed during the construction of the chapel, whose vault is four meters below the previous one, the original roof being hidden. In 1901 they were rediscovered by Professor García Boiza. In the 1950s the paintings were removed from the original vault, transferred to canvas and moved to their present place for contemplation.

Wikipedia: Cielo de Salamanca (ES)

9. Iglesia de San Martín

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The Church of San Martín is a Spanish Romanesque church located in the Plaza del Corrillo and next to the southern bay of the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca. The church was built on a hermitage dedicated to San Pedro in the twelfth century, specifically in 1103 on the initiative of Count Martín Fernández in the neighborhood of the Toresans during the repopulation of the city. At that time, in 1173, the church was called "San Martín del Mercado" or "San Martín de la Plaza". The church currently appears embedded between modern buildings, has undergone numerous restorations throughout its history. It was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Martín de Tours (Salamanca) (ES)

10. Casa-Museo de Miguel de Unamuno

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The House-Museum of Unamuno is a house located in the historic center of the city of Salamanca (Spain). Being a house belonging to the University built since the eighteenth century and dedicated to Rectory House during his mandate. It is known for having been the place where Miguel de Unamuno lived when he was Rector of the University of Salamanca for the first time. Since the fifties it has been a museum dedicated to his life and stay of the writer in Salamanca (1900-1914). The Unamuno House Museum is integrated into the Archives and Libraries Service of the University of Salamanca.

Wikipedia: Casa-Museo de Unamuno (ES)

11. Museo del Comercio y la Industria

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The Museum of Commerce and Industry, in Salamanca (Spain), is a museum dedicated to recovering and preserving the memory of economic, industrial and commercial activity, especially in the city and its province. The creation of the museum was promoted by the City Council of Salamanca and by the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Salamanca, it was inaugurated in January 2006. Built in the old cisterns of pillars and solid brick vaults that have been carefully restored to house inventions and innovations that once solved the problems of manufacturers, sellers and consumers.

Wikipedia: Museo del Comercio y la Industria (ES)

12. Parque Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

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calisto and melibea Gardens is a 2,500-square-meter garden located in the Old City of Salamanca (Spain). Its name comes from the famous Red fernando Garden of Tragicomedy calisto and melibea's Tragicomedy. It is located on the slopes of the ancient Salamanca walls at the foot of the tormes River. Today, it is a romantic park because of the love story of the characters who fall in love with Red fernando's work: calixto and melibea. Completed on June 12, 1981.

Wikipedia: Huerto de Calixto y Melibea (ES)

13. Domus Artium 2002 (DA2)

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DA2 Domus Artium 2002 is a contemporary art center located in the city of Salamanca (Spain) and inaugurated in April 2002 on the occasion of the European Capital of Culture. It is built on what was the old provincial prison, a building built in 1930 and renovated by the architect Horacio Fernández del Castillo as a museum space, preserving original elements such as the doors of the cells and the original iron grille.

Wikipedia: DA2 Domus Artium 2002 (ES)

14. Toro-verraco ibérico

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The verraco of the bridge in Salamanca, Spain, is an Iron Age stone statue depicting a bull, placed at the entrance of the Roman bridge. Verraco is a general term that refers to the stone statues of animals made by the Vettones, one of the pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula. In Spanish the word verraco [beˈrako] means "breeding pig", but other animals such as bulls and bears were also represented.

Wikipedia: Verraco of the bridge (EN)

15. Palacio de Orellana

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The palace of Orellana, located in Calle San Pablo, corner of Calle de Jesús in Salamanca (Spain), also known as the Palace of the Marquis of the Conquest or the Marquis of Albaida, is an interesting example of classicist architecture, with mannerist influences. It was built by Canon Francisco Pereira de Anaya in 1576. The Cantabrian master Juan Ribero de Rada also participated in its construction.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Orellana (ES)

16. Palacio de Monterrey

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Monterey Palace is a building in Salamanca, Spain, and it is one of the main representatives of Plato's artistic style. Built by the Earl of Monterey and currently owned by the county's owner, alba's House, it is a building highly admired and imitated in the nineteenth century, giving rise to the so-called Monterey style, or neo-silversmith style, a historicism that restores silversmith aesthetics.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Monterrey (ES)

17. Catedral Nueva

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The New Cathedral is, together with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of Salamanca, Spain. It was constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries in two styles: late Gothic and Baroque. Building began in 1513 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1733. It was commissioned by Ferdinand V of Castile. It was declared a national monument by royal decree in 1887.

Wikipedia: New Cathedral of Salamanca (EN)

18. La Clerecía

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Clergy is the name of the former Royal School building of the Jesuit Holy Spirit, built between Salamanca. xvii and s. xviii. Baroque. The school has an interesting cloister and the church has an impressive three-body facade. The clergy were named because they belonged to the abbreviated name of the royal clergy of St. Mark after the expulsion of Spanish Jesuits.

Wikipedia: La Clerecía (Salamanca) (ES)

19. Casa de Santa Teresa

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The House-Convent of Santa Teresa is a house where Santa Teresa de Jesús lived in Salamanca. The house was owned by Commander Juan Antonio Ovalle Prieto and is close to the Church of San Juan de Barbalos. Its construction dates from the late fifteenth century. Santa Teresa will live in the city, right in this house, for a period of almost four years.

Wikipedia: Casa-Convento de Santa Teresa (ES)

20. Capilla de la Vera Cruz

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The Church of the Vera Cruz, located in the city of Salamanca, is a baroque temple headquarters of the Illustrious Brotherhood of the Holy Cross of the Redeemer and the Immaculate Conception, his Mother. The oldest of the penitential brotherhoods of the city. It is referred to indistinctly as Church, Hermitage and more commonly, Chapel.

Wikipedia: Capilla de la Vera Cruz (Salamanca) (ES)

21. Iglesia de San Sebastián

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The Church of San Sebastián is a temple located in Salamanca, in the Plaza de Anaya, adjacent to the Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé. On October 6, 2011 the whole of the College of Anaya, Hospedería and Church of San Sebastián was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Monument.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Sebastián (Salamanca) (ES)

22. Museo de Art Déco y Art Nouveau Casa Lis

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The Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco of Salamanca, in Casa Lis, is a museum that keeps a collection of furniture and objects representative of the decorative arts. It was inaugurated in the spring of 1995 with funds from the donation that the collector Manuel Ramos Andrade made to the city.

Wikipedia: Museo de Art Nouveau y Art Déco (ES)

23. Fachada de la Universidad de Salamanca

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The façade of the University of Salamanca dates from 1529 and belongs to the Plateresque style, which developed in the first 30 years of the sixteenth century. It is characterized by a meticulous and abundant decoration. For many, this façade is the masterpiece of the Spanish plateresque.

Wikipedia: Fachada de la Universidad de Salamanca (ES)

24. Casa del Regidor Ovalle Prieto

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Ovalle House is located in the historic center of Salamanca (Spain) and has baroque houses. The house has three floors and a central badge of the juan antonio or prieto valley. Miguel lived there and died in unamuno. It should not be confused with the house museum in the bookstore street.

Wikipedia: Casa del Regidor Ovalle Prieto (ES)

25. Iglesia de San Marcos

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Salamanca St. Mark's Church (Spain) is a Romanesque building, located in the ancient city walls of Zamora Gate. It was built in the late or early 19th century to become a parish. It is unique because of its round floor and small size. The building is home to the royal clergy of St. Mark.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Marcos (Salamanca) (ES)

26. Casa de Doña María La Brava

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The house of Doña María la Brava is a private house built around 1485, a great representative example of the houses of the Spanish nobility of the second half of the fifteenth century. It is located in the Plaza de los Bandos, in the city of Salamanca (Spain).

Wikipedia: Casa de doña María la Brava (ES)

27. Iglesia de Santo Tomás Cantuariense

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The church of Santo Tomás Cantuariense is a Romanesque church of the twelfth century located in the city of Salamanca (Spain). The famous Salamanca playwright Lucas Fernández was a priest of the church in the first half of the sixteenth century.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santo Tomás Cantuariense (Salamanca) (ES)

28. Casa de Don Diego Maldonado

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The house of Don Diego Maldonado is a manor house located in Salamanca in front of the apse of the Church of San Benito. It is the work of Juan de Álava for Diego Maldonado Rivas, waiter of Alonso de Fonseca y Ulloa, in 1531.

Wikipedia: Casa de Don Diego Maldonado (ES)

29. Convento de Las Agustinas

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The convent of Las Agustinas and the church of La Purísima form a cloistered convent complex located in the historic center of the city of Salamanca. It was declared a National Monument by Decree of April 15, 1935.

Wikipedia: Convento de las Agustinas e Iglesia de la Purísima (Salamanca) (ES)

30. Iglesia de San Julián y Santa Basilisa

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St. Julian's and St. Basilisa's, a Salamanca church of Roman origin, were renovated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and published at boe on 15 August 1983, declared monuments of cultural significance.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Julián y Santa Basilisa (Salamanca) (ES)

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