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Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

Patio Chico, s/n, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
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Ranked #22 of 48 attractions in Salamanca
Type: Parks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A charming renaissance garden with shady areas for the summer. Open from 10 am until sunset - don't get locked inside! The young (and not-so-young, I guess) have taken up the Italian habit of locking a padlock to a wrought-iron well in the gardens, to signify their everlasting love. It's a small garden, with literary overtones - a statue of... More

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Sawston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

These gardens are delightful - and much more extensive than they appear from their entrance. They're well-tended, semi-formal gardens, with shaded walkways, some of them formed from avenues of vines, opening out to any extended passage along the top of the city walls. Excellent views from the walls across the newer suburbs of Salamanca (OK, by itself not a very... More

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Salamanca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I visited on an evening in June so the garden was in full bloom. There was a lovely atmosphere; couples walking, children playing and even some friends playing acoustic guitar. Although situated in the city centre, there is a pervading atmosphere of calm and quiet. Aside from the beautiful flowers there is also a monument in the centre of the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This garden near the Cathedrals is a lovely little place with a view of the river and some of the city and Casalis on the right side. On weekends, it's full of tourists but I imagine in the week it'll be very peaceful and quiet, I'm looking forward to seeing it in the spring/ summer as at the moment it's... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful gardens 10 minutes walking from Plaza Mayor and very close to the Old Cathedral. They are beautiful in any time of the year (I visited several times) and even at night. It has a nice view over a part of the city and the river and is very quiet and pleasant to go for a walk alone, with friends... More

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Salamanca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

a beautiful park near the cathedrals. There is a well in the center where couples can place a lock with their initials. Supposedly the setting for La Celestina.

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Fox Point, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Even in October the gardens were pleasant. Find a bench and look out over the edge of the city into the countryside. (Alert: do not eat an olive off the tree like I did. Horrid!! Save your olive craving for tapas time. Lol.)

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Yorkshire
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Our visit was probably a bit early in the year, to see any real blossoms, but the well with all the locks on was quite interesting to look at, and the views across the countryside were lovely, especially as we visited on the hottest day of our visit. It was very peaceful, and although small, there are plenty of separate... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Behind the cathedral looking over the southern wall of the city is this garden, where Spain's version of Romeo and Juliet supposedly took place. It's become a lovers spot. Bring a lock and a lover to make it official.

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Madrid, España
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

we had a wonderful weather so it was very nice to find this little garden full of history and memories of Calisto y Melibea, main characters of the famous book ¨La Celestina ¨

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