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Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca

Casa de las Conchas - Salamanca, Spain
Casa de las Conchas
Calle de la Compañía 2, Salamanca, Spain 37002Map
+34 923 218 342(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Barrio Antiguo
Overview

This stately house is the finest example of non-religious Gothic architecture in Spain. It's just two minutes from the Plaza Mayor. It's named after the shells, or conchas, that decorate the façade. These were added to celebrate the marriage of Rodrigo Maldonado's son. Maldonado was a professor at the university and he owned the building. Construction began in 1493, in a style that combined Spanish and Flemish Gothic features with early Renaissance motifs. A tourist information office, a public library and a conference and exhibition hall are all now housed here. Admission is free.

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Casa de las Conchas General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
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