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Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo)

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Address: Compania, 1-5, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 34-923-264660
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Don't forget to climb up

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Other than for services you can only visit the Clerecia on the guided tours of the Pontifical University. (Only in Spanish.) The interior is really monumental and probably meant to make you feel overwhelmed for it was built by/ for the Jesuits. It's also rather dark. The huge retable has got the ornate look of one of the Churriguera family... More 

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London
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Thank MxInLondon
Guildford, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Steve_Croston
France
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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163 attraction reviews
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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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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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