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Universidad Pontificia, Salamanca

Universidad Pontificia - Salamanca, Spain
Universidad Pontificia
Calle de la Compañía 5, Salamanca, Spain 37002Map
+34 923 27 7100
Neighborhood: Barrio Antiguo
Overview

Formerly the Sacred Spirit Royal College, founded by the wife of Felipe III, Margaret of Austria, in 1611, it was one of the bastions of the Jesuits in Spain until they were expelled in 1767. It was designed by the royal architect, Juan Gómez de Mora in a "U" shape, and took 150 years to build. Since 1941 its has belonged to the Universidad Pontificia (Papal University). The Claustro de los Estudios faculty is considered one of the most outstanding baroque buildings in Europe, and the staircase in the main hall is also a must-see. There's a café in the academic area. Admission is free.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9
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