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Casa de las Conchas

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What a gem this place is. Last year the whole building was closed for refurbishment and could not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lovely on the outside and a com,plete oasis on the inside

This is an iconic building in Salamanca and is simply delightful to look at. It is unusually... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“public library”(27 reviews)
“scallops”(11 reviews)
“moorish style”(4 reviews)
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Calle Compania 2, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 26 93 17
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All reviews public library scallops moorish style the interior courtyard unique building quick look exterior walls step inside local library conch shells lovely house free visit architectural gem free entrance the upper level nice courtyard coffered ceiling
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem this place is. Last year the whole building was closed for refurbishment and could not be seen at all. Of course this was all in preparation for the 800 year anniversary of the University and well worth the wait to see the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now a public library it's a house of outstanding good looks. Accentuated by the scallop shells on the outside which signifies the owner was a knight of St James. Well worth a wander inside for free and everybody photographs the outside anyway as it's so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an iconic building in Salamanca and is simply delightful to look at. It is unusually decorated and lovely on the outside. If you have an opportunity it is also worth briefly exploring the charming courtyard on the inside.

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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful exterior and entrance hall with a lovely courtyard. An exhibition of Mexican art/photography was being shown at the time of my visit which was very interesting.

Thank Barbarella273
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This unusual and striking building is now the public library and sa more stunning setting could not be imagined.must see and free

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Really lovely house in the centre of this old city covered on the outside with shells - not real ones in case you were wondering!! Lots of history and connection to those on pilgrimage to Santiago de compostela .

Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is typical of the 16th century house whose decoration with scallop-shell motif stems from its owner's devotion to St James the Great

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed July 24, 2018

It's the outside of the building that is really interesting. It is adorned by 300 scallop shells. People say it relates to the family who centuries ago owned the building. More probably it relates to Santiago de Compostella and the pilgrimage of St. James. In...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed July 21, 2018

One of the most striking buildings in Salamanca. The facade is embellished with architectural shells--emblem of the aristocratic family who used to own the place. The patio and the indoors are accessible by stairs. Not for the handicapped. See the facade at night when all...More

Thank Asuncion L
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The building is a library, so there’s not much to see in it (there was a photography exposition when I went), but the construction itself is really beautiful. At night they were having music concerts, which was pretty cool!

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Response from Izonhim2007 | Reviewed this property |
Less than 5 minutes away.