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Iglesia de San Benito, Salamanca

Iglesia de San Benito - Salamanca, Spain
Iglesia de San Benito
Plaza del Corrillo, Salamanca, Spain 37002Map
Neighborhood: Centro
Overview

This attractive parish church was built in 1104 with a covered Gothic façade and it stands in a peaceful square opposite the Corrillo Café (they play good jazz music in the café, by the way). The interior houses numerous forbidding tombs that give it a funerary air and you'll find the Fonseca family coat-of-arms hanging from the walls. It was Archbishop Fonseco of Santiago de Compostella who had the church rebuilt. The church is famous because it was used as a place of refuge by one of the rival noble groups who terrorized the city during their power struggles in the 15th century.

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Iglesia de San Benito General Information
  • Open Hours: Saturday from 08:15 AM to 09:15 PM, Sunday from 12:30 PM to 01:45 PM, Sunday from 08:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9
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