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I am jealous

Because the other reviewers got much better pictures than I did. But well done them. It is on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Nice courtyard

This is a quick place to see for me the courtyard was quite nice but then again don’t expect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Calle Compania 2, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 26 93 17
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Because the other reviewers got much better pictures than I did. But well done them. It is on the route from the square to the University and the cathedral and well worth a short visit.

Thank BNA20152015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rather different outer stone work - the shells are rather stone scallops carving. Not what I was expecting . This is only 5 minutes walk from the cathedrals. Worth a look at . I did not go inside as a sign indicated it was a...More

Thank goldsb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick place to see for me the courtyard was quite nice but then again don’t expect something out of the ordinary

Thank DocCalus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique children art at the moment. It is an historic building and it is a free admission. You can take good pictures from upstairs.

Thank silviabuckley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it's a public library, there isn't much more than seeing the outside and inner courtyard. It's free which is nice and it's a nice walk around the inside. The architecture is interesting and it has a view of the cathedral!

Thank Makenna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a librarian, so I always enjoy visiting libraries when we travel. The architecture is interesting. As it's in the central tourist area, worth a stop in, even if libraries aren't your thing.

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

This seems to be a free to enter attraction which has a lovely upper balcony surrounding an inner courtyard. The upper level actually lets you get a good view of the church towers across the narrow street. The external surface looks like it is covered...More

Thank Bfmcm
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Now housing the local library - its inner courtyard is beautiful, and of course the exterior is very unusual with the conch shells all over it - it is of course on the Santiago route - hence the shells.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The outside of the building draws the eye to numerous shells which give the house its name. Inside is worth the visit to look at the courtyard and if you can manage the steps to the upper floor where there are usually some exhibitions held...More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Once inside the entrance to the library building you’ll find a very ornate patio. You can also go upstairs. The space is also used for exhibitions. Reasonably quiet on our visit. Also a good vantage point to take photos of the front of the cathedral.

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