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Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College)

Calle Fonseca 4, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 29 45 70
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A wonderful Spanish Rennaisance, Plateresco, courtyard in Salamanca stone

There is more old Heritage in three streets of Salamanca, than in the whole of Oxford.This... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Manuel S
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Madrid, Spain
beautiful college courtyard

lovely column ringed majestic courtyard in Salamanca college. It is worth a short visit. There may... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Mark G
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New York City, New York
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Calle Fonseca 4, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

There is more old Heritage in three streets of Salamanca, than in the whole of Oxford.This splendorous courtyard, and the attached side exhibition hall and tubular edifice, are proof of the importance of Spanish Reinnassance in Salamanca, and Spain as a whole. Here, the vernacular,...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

lovely column ringed majestic courtyard in Salamanca college. It is worth a short visit. There may be more to see at this sight, and there may be an entrance fee, but we had to attend an event in a spectacular room upstairs and we had...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2017

The Archbishop Fonseca College is where many professors and students live. It has a beautiful patio and the building is from the 16th century. The architecture is from the Spanish Renaissance.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

A Menu de dia cost 10 Euros which is reasonable but the food was pretty standard. The location is worth the visit.

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lovely cloister and beautiful restaurant inside, with efficient staff. Food hit and miss hence only 3 stars. Worth going in if you're in Fonseca, not otherwise.

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Another hidden marvel while strolling in the streets of Salamanca. Entrance is free. Once can admire the architectural work of the door and the patio which is very well preserved.

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Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is a historic renaissance building from the 16th century. It was built in It was built in 1538 by Don Alfonso de Fonseca y Acebedo, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela and Toledo. It is built around a courtyard which is accessed through a hall....More

Thank LarsRo
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you enter the Salamanca university you'll get access to this Colegio without additional charge. But even that does not justify the time spent on getting there as there's little to see. Exterior is nothing special. Courtyard is nice but in Spain you see hundreds...More

1  Thank KrisD_pl
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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...More

1  Thank Steve J
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Reviewed June 19, 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...More

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