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La Rana de Salamanca

Plaza Patio De Escuelas Menores, 1 | University Of Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Ranked #21 of 51 Attractions in Salamanca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Fort Myers, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have a friend studying nursing. I decided to gift her a lil figurine of the frog on the skull for good luck. She's into skulls and absolutely loved the story.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A tradition runs that no student at the Salamanca University will ever gradute until s/he has found the forg that is part of the intricate decoration of the façade of the University on the Pateo de las Esculeas. It turns out to be actually difficult to find the diminute frog among so many figures, although nowadays many people know beforehand... More

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269 reviews 269 reviews
109 attraction reviews
1,353 helpful votes 1,353 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

No wonder there are always hordes of people standing, bemused, and looking up at the façade of the Escuelas Menores. Trying to see that flipping frog. If you are the first person in your group to see it, you are guaranteed good luck all year. Or possibly just in your exams - there are different versions. Buy a lottery ticket... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

overrated but still a funny thing to do. look for other parts in the facade (as offered on the big board that stands over there). without binoculars it will be hard to see that it is really a frog. the funny thing is that many people point to many directions claiming that they see it :)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

When I told my Spanish friends I was going to Salamanca, the first thing they could remember was the frog. Nobody could tell me the building where it was but everybody knew we were going to find it. In fact, it is pretty easy. Just look for a university entrance where there are dozens of people looking at some point... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

... it's supposed to bring you luck. We had it pointed out to us, well ... it's a bit weather-beaten! Just about recognisable as a frog. Buy a plastic one from a souvenir shop instead.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Spoiler alert... Don't look up to the right on the skull!!!

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