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Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College)

Calle Fonseca, 4, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923294570
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Ranked #26 of 51 Attractions in Salamanca
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: Archbishop Fonseca College Don Alfonso de Fonseca was the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela and Toledo and he was the one who had this edifice... more »
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was listed as a tourist attraction in my guide book but is now a hotel. It has a beautiful exterior which is worth a visit in itself but the interior is now a hotel so beyond the internal staircases there is now little to see

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was intrigued to learn that during the Peninsular War the then Rector of the College was a spy for the Duke of Wellington. If I'd known at the time, I'd have made more effort to go in, but it was late, the door was closed and it would have meant coming back next day. At least I can say... More

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London
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103 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was built in the early sixteenth century as a Hall of Residence for students first from the Galicia region, and then, following the setting up of the Church of England and subsequent persecution of Irish Catholics, for Irish Catholics studying for the priesthood. Hence its other name of The Irish College - Colegio de los Irlandeses. It is still... More

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Cracow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Use the main entrance to see the best of Fonseca. At the room of painters you will be short breathed. And the patio is wonderful.

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The impressive patio has two galleries, with the lower one having semicircular arches and the upper gallery using low arches. The Archbishop of Toledo and Santiago de Compostela was Alfonso de Fonseca, and he was the one who ordered the building to be constructed in 1538 by the famous architect and artist Diego de Siloe. Both floors are decorated with... More

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