28 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 28 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 since 1998. Until the beginning of 20th century it carried the main road into the city, and continued to bear heavy traffic until 1973. After the construction of a third bridge for road traffic it remains exclusive for pedestrians.

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2. Ruinas de la Iglesia de San Polo

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The Church of San Polo, a religious temple, is currently in ruins. The ruins are now a public square, partially integrated into the hotel. Located in the southwest of Salamanca, near the Tormes River. Located outside the city walls, in the so-called Portogalese district, very close to the old San Pablo Gate, which is currently missing. Built in the 12th century. The church underwent extensive restoration in the sixteenth century, and worship was not performed in the church until the nineteenth century. The abandonment of the temple took place at the end of the 19th century, which was the beginning of its ruined state. Worship was transferred to St. Stephen's Monastery and then to the Church of the Trinity, where it remains the parish of St. Paul. In the early nineteenth century, they were considered historical sites.

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3. 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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4. Iglesia de Santiago

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The Church of Santiago del Arrabal is a Catholic temple located on the banks of the Tormes River in the city of Salamanca (Spain). Its construction dates from the 12th century, being one of the oldest in Salamanca. It is located in the vicinity of the Roman Bridge of Salamanca and the stone veraraco. It is one of the churches near the Ruta de la Plata before the entrance to the city in the Jacobean pilgrimage. The interior is completely baroque due to the transformations and rehabilitations that were made in the 18th century. The Church was important in the celebrations of the Santiago party in which the municipality representatives went on horseback preceded by a herald with flag.

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5. Iglesia de San Martín

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St Martin's Church is a Spanish Romanesque church located in Plaza del Corrillo Square, adjacent to the southern sand dunes of Salamanca's main square. The church was built in the 12th century on a church dedicated to San Pedro, especially in 1103, at the initiative of Count Mart í n Fern á ndez of the community of Toresanos during urban renewal. At that time, in 1173, the church was called "St. Martin of the Market" or "St. Martin of the Square". The church is now embedded in modern architecture and has undergone many repairs throughout its history. It was declared a national historical and artistic monument in 1931.

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6. El Cielo de Salamanca

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The sky in Salamanca is a mural painted by Fernando of Galicia, corresponding to a third of the vault decoration of the old school library of Salamanca University, which is the space occupied by the current church. The vault was drawn in the 1480s. In the seventeenth century, two-thirds of the other churches collapsed during church construction, with vaults four meters lower than the previous one, hiding the original ceiling. They were rediscovered by Professor Garc í a Boiza in 1901. In 1950, these paintings were removed from the original vault, moved to the canvas and moved to their present position for meditation.

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7. Casa-Museo de Miguel de Unamuno

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The Unamuno house-museum is a house located in the historic center of the city of Salamanca (Spain). Being a house belonging to the university built since the 18th century and dedicated to the rectory home during its 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 is a museum dedicated to his life and stay of the writer in Salamanca (1900-1914). The Unamuno Museum House is integrated into the archives and libraries service of the University of Salamanca.

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8. Museo del Comercio y la Industria

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The Museum of Commerce and Industry in Salamanca (Spain) is a museum dedicated to restoring and preserving the memory of economic, industrial and commercial activities, especially in the city and its provinces. The museum was promoted by the Salamanca City Council and the Salamanca Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was completed in January 2006. Built on ancient pillars and solid brick vaults, it has been carefully restored to accommodate inventions and innovations that once solved the problems of manufacturers, sellers and consumers.

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9. Casa de las Muertes

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The House of the Dead is a residence designed by architect Juande L á lava in the historic center of Salamanca (Spain). The popular name of the house reflects a mixture of popular legends and history. The house had four skulls carved in stone, like a capsule, that seemed to hang in cages in two windows on the facade. This decorative feature was linked to the murders of four residents that took place in the early 19th century, making it a popular name: "House of Death".

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10. Parque Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

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Parque Huerto de Calixto y Melibea Shaoron88 / Public domain

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.

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11. La Clerecía

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Clereía is the name that receives the building of the former Royal College of the Holy Spirit of the Society of Jesus, built in Salamanca among the s. XVII and s. XVIII. It is baroque style. The school differs, with an interesting cloister, and the church, with an impressive facade of three bodies. The name of Clereía is due to an abbreviated denomination of its belonging to the Royal Clereía of San Marcos after the expulsion of the Jesuits of Spain.

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12. 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 opened in April 2002 on the occasion of the European cultural capital. It is built on what was the old provincial prison, a building built in 1930 and reformed by the architect Horacio Fernández del Castillo as a museum space, retaining original elements such as the doors of the cells and the original iron fence.

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13. 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.

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14. Palacio de Orellana

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Located in Calle San Pablo, on the corner of the Rue Jesus in Salamanca (Spain), the Orellana Palace, also known as the Palace of the Marquis of Conquest or the Marquis of Albaida, is an interesting example of classical architecture with stylistic implications. Built by Francisco Pereira de Anaya in 1576. Cantabrian master Juan Rada also participated in its construction.

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15. 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.

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16. Casa de Santa Teresa

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The house of Santa Teresa Monastery is the house where Jesus Santa Teresa lived in Salamanca. The house is owned by the commander of Juan Antonio or Prieto Valley and is close to the San Juan de barbalos church. Its construction dates back to the end of the 15th century. Santa Teresa will live in the city for nearly four years, right here in this house.

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17. Casa del Regidor Ovalle Prieto

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The House of the Ovalle is a Baroque -style house in the historic center of Ciudad de Salamanca (Spain). The house has three floors and a central candle of Juan Antonio Ovalle Prieto. Miguel de Unamuno resided and died. It should not be confused with the unamuno house-museum that is on Libreros Street.

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18. Capilla de la Vera Cruz

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Capilla de la Vera Cruz Asclepio / Public domain

The True Cross Church, located in the city of Salamanca, is a Baroque temple, home to the Redeemer's Holy Cross and his mother's purest conceived distinguished fraternity. The oldest confessional fraternity in the city. It is indiscriminately called a church, a church, and more commonly a church.

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19. 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.

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20. 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 San Bartolomé Colegio Mayor. On October 6, 2011, the whole of the Anaya College, Host and Church of San Sebastián was declared a cultural interest with a monument category.

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21. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista de Barbalos

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The Church of St. John the Baptist in Salamanca (Spain) is a Romanesque church founded in 1150 by the Order of St. John's Hospital in Jerusalem. Its name comes from the worship of St. John the Baptist and the Barbarians, where the order is rich in property.

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22. Fachada de la Universidad de Salamanca

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The appearance of Salamanca University can be traced back to 1529, belonging to the silver style developed in the first 30 years of the 16th century. The decoration is meticulous and rich. For many, this facade is the work of a Spanish silversmith.

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23. Iglesia de San Julián y Santa Basilisa

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The Church of San Julián and Santa Basilisa is a church of Romanesque origin of Salamanca reformed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, declared a cultural interest with a category of monument by publication in the BOE of August 15, 1983.

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24. Museo de Art Déco y Art Nouveau Casa Lis

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The Salamanca Museum of Art Nouveau and Decorative Arts in Casa Lis is a museum with a collection of furniture and objects representing the decorative arts. In the spring of 1995, collector Manuel Ramos Andrade donated money to the city.

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25. Iglesia de Santo Tomás Cantuariense

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Santo Tom á s Cantuariense Church is a 17th century Romanesque church located in the city of Salamanca (Spain). Lucas Fern á ndez, a famous Salamanca playwright, served as a church pastor in the first half of the sixteenth century.

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26. Casa de Doña María La Brava

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The house of do ñ a Mar í alabrava, a private residence built around 1485, is a good example of a Spanish aristocratic house in the second half of the fifteenth century. Plaza de los bandos in the city of Salamanca (Spain).

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27. 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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28. Casa de Don Diego Maldonado

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The cursed Don Diego House is an estate in Salamanca, opposite the back hall of St. Benedict's Church. It was made for the cursed Diego rivas in 1531 by Alonso de fonseca and ulloa's waiter Juan de alava.

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