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Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo)

Compania, 1-5, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
34-923-264660
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Ranked #14 of 50 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Clerecia The Pontifical University occupies the Clerecia, which is also known as the Real Colegio del Espiritu Santo, once belonging to the... more »
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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

They've recently opened Scala Coeli (Stairway to Heaven) and it is just that, an opportunity to climb up the two towers of the Clerecía and have a great view of the town

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a guided tour (only in Spanish, none available in English). Beautiful buildings and paintings. Interesting history of the university.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Like with the old and new cathedral, you get free access every Tuesday from 10 to 12. The view from the top is outstanding putting the Salamanca experience in a different perspective.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Views from the towers of La Clerecia (Scala Coeli) are spectacular and well worth the effort of climbing all those stairs! Didn't have much chance to visit the interior of the church (as it closed during our visit for a wedding)

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France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went to this place on a Tuesday between 1000-1200hrs when there is a free entry and guide up to the top of the spires - a lot of steps so be warned ! Great views from top though

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Derby, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
108 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We didn't visit anything of the university, but decided to go up the towers instead. There are rather a lot of steps, but the views from the top of the towers are really good and you are higher here than you are in the cathedral tower. It's really good being able to see over the top of the university and... More

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Whittier Ca
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Clerecia is one of the oldest churches in Salamanca. The tours are very interesting and informative. I am not sure whether they are given in English, but the guide who led us in Spanish was very well informed.

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Paris, France
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215 reviews 215 reviews
113 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The pontifical university can be visited only with guided tours, and our guide was very interesting, and the place is worth of a visit.

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Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The architecture and carvings are amazing. I haven't been to the top altough I'm sure its terrific (I also recommend the top of the new cathedral) I have been to the guided tour inside the building and I really recommend it, since it's not too long (45min), beautiful stairs and painted ceilings and really cool price

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Dublin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The views of Salamanca from the spires is really spectacular

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