Cueva de Salamanca
Cueva de Salamanca
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,098 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
This is a legendary place where the devil was supposed to instruct students. This legend was compiled by Miguel de Cervantes in one of his plays, and it has been very popular in Latin America.
Written July 6, 2021
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shilstar
Bedford, UK293 contributions
And difficult to know what you have found when you do find it. More of a public urinal than an attraction.
Written October 28, 2011
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George H
Sawston, UK102 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
The cave falls far short of its literary reputation, but on the same site is a restored tower on the medieval city walls, that offers some excellent views. Probably not worth going out of your way for, but well worth visiting if you happen to be nearby. For example, going too or from the Roman bridge, or visiting the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea.
Written September 28, 2013
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Susanne C
9 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
This place really gives you a different insight into the Salmantinian and Spanish ancient history. Our guide was passionate about their archeological discoveries, which made the tour very inspiring indeed. Do not go there a hot summer's day though as some of the sights are preserved inside a big greenhouse.
Written February 21, 2017
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dawnGalicia
galicia342 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Not worth the hype

It is a tiny part of a long disappeared building. The tower next to it has views but disappointing also having just done the rooftop walk of the cathedral.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sara F
Espinho, Portugal6 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Excellent surprise, nice sight and charming story about how the devil appeared there to teach wizardry.
Written August 21, 2014
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Larry C
4,320 contributions
Oct 2019
I passed the site twice without noticing the small sign on the gate.
The "cave" is like a small amphitheatre in a stone wall with a few steps at the back.
I suppose the legend is interesting to some.
For me, the climb up the well-restored Tower of the Marquis de Villena with views of the New Cathedral and the Convent of San Esteban made the visit worthwhile.
Written December 3, 2019
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Robert L
Gloucester, UK24 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Visited 19 Sept 2019, disappointed to find it closed and maintenance work being undertaken. No notice displayed to indicate how long it would be closes
Written September 19, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Although the name suggest a cave, in reality it refers to a crypt of a long gone church. This crypt is famous from the legend that here the devil taught 3 men the dark arts. In return, one of the 3 men had to stay forever in the crypt. The knight living in the defensive tower also on the site (well, he didn't really live here) decided to break that promise. As punishment the devil took away his shadow. Not really too bad a punishment!
There really isn't much to see in the remains of the crypt, but one has a good view of the defensive medieval tower, which one can also climb. Inside the tower there is little to see, but there are nice views from the top. On the site one can also see some remains of the church that once stood here, and remains of the pre-Roman wall that once stood here. It is free to enter.
Written November 4, 2018
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Romaine in Spain
Logrono, Spain327 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
It is a historical location but it doesn't contain much information except for the basic reason why students attended this place a long time ago.
Written February 19, 2017
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