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The way to pass the exams

While admiring the most magnificent façade of the Salamanca University Colleges, try to find the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Noraatc
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Lucky Frog Hunt

The facade of the university is very detailed and beautiful which makes it even more difficult to... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
seafare74
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SF, California
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Plaza Patio de Escuelas Menores 1 | University Of Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

A fun experience to try to find the frog on the facade of the university! It’s small...but neat when you find it! And this university is 800 years old...what a gorgeous entrance!

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

While admiring the most magnificent façade of the Salamanca University Colleges, try to find the famous "frog on the skull". The legend is saying that every student who finds the frog will pass the exams. I can tell you where the frog is, but I...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed June 27, 2017

The facade of the university is very detailed and beautiful which makes it even more difficult to spot the tiny frog that is supposed to bring luck. Good luck finding it.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Absolutely beautiful facade on which you have to find the frog for good luck. There was a vendor in front of the facade with a picture of where the frog is situated buy it still was not easy to locate. Good fun.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Trying to spot the frog is good fun and he is everywhere - on t-shirts, books and a variety of souvenirs!

Thank Mojitoargos
Reviewed May 12, 2017

"la rana" means the frog, a very small scupture of which is hidden on this very large facade of sculptures, crests and portraits at the main entrance to the old building of the University of Salamanca. The frog, a symbol of lust, is paired with...More

Thank John G
Reviewed May 6, 2017

The facade of the University of Salamanca is very interesting because it has a complicated facade that hides the figure of a frog. The story is that if one finds the frog, one will have good luck.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed March 11, 2017

The history says that if you find the "rana" you will have good luck in your trip to Salamanca. But is not just that what we are looking to, it is also a beautiful façade of one of the oldest universities of the Europe. Enjoy...More

Thank Paulo_Graca
Reviewed September 3, 2016

So there is a story that students thought they passed their year if they found the frog or rana... This is just a small detail on the door. Both the University and Europes largest Cathedral are worth your visit. And I mean the whole building....More

1  Thank Tom V
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I couldn't find the frog that is hidden on the façade of the cathedral. A beautiful, historical,city with a double cathedral, Roman bridge and of course the first University in Spain. Lovely shops too so that's a bonus!

Thank hilarysatalaia
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