Pontifical University of Salamanca

Pontifical University of Salamanca

Pontifical University of Salamanca
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Salamanca is packed with churches and cathedrals (2), and schools and universities (both public and church-affiliated). All have marvelous buildings to explore and admire. The Pontifical University is among them. Beautiful buildings with lots of character, beauty, and charm.
Written May 22, 2024
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Suwanna C
204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Oldest University not to be missed. The traditional use of bull blood on the university wall after receiving a doctorate is no longer in practice; thank goodness, but be sure to look for the little hidden frog on the entrance like the students used to be required to do.

The kicker for us was to grab a Salamanca jamon sandwich for a picnic listening to this unbelievable sound of Spanish guitar played right in front of us. What a treat! Make time to visit this serene university when in Spain!
Written October 24, 2017
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Boubou60_12
Montreal, Canada105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
These visits always impress me on how the clergy had an upper hand on all thing in the Middle Ages in all European countries.
This location is impressive also by its size and the magnitude of the rooms and facilities. It is important to visit these sites to better understand where we come from and how these institutions served as models or guidelines for centuries that followed. It is a must visit when in Salamanca.
Written November 3, 2013
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meetisv
New Delhi, India172 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
The combined tour includes patios, iglesia and meeting halls. Tour is iin Spanish only with guide unwilling to provide brief English description. Staff were rather rude. A rather overrated place
Written September 6, 2019
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This building is part of the Catholic University in Salamanca. Be sure to take the tour of this building. See the church, the grand staircase, the theology hall and the upper views of the city.
Written October 13, 2021
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flygirl215
Buffalo, NY84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm compelled to climb to the highest point in any given town or city, to enjoy the view from the top. Please visit the Pontifical University and climb to the top of the bell tower. It'll only take you 5 minutes, the views are breathtaking, and well worth the effort. You won't be disappointed.
Written August 2, 2019
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NapaGal
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was fortunate enough to be able to take a three week language immersion course here. If you can do this do it. The teachers are wonderful. However, to simply take a tour through the university is a marvel. You can do a self guided tour or hire a local guide, which i strongly recommend. The architecture, art, courtyard, belltower are just beautiful. and the cafeteria is good too!
Written July 21, 2019
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Nilda S
New York City, NY34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Salamanca does not disappoint as the oldest university in Spain. Its history as an institution of higher learning is based on the Jesuit tradition of seeking knowledge. The buildings are impressive and have many details. The guide was very well versed in the old academic traditions and explained them thoroughly. It is well worth a visit.
Written October 16, 2017
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Felice F
Arlington, VA57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
My friend and I took the train from Madrid to Salamanca which took roughly 1 1/2 hours each way. The town carried a lot of sentiment for me as it is where my parents met whilst living abroad. Since it it a college town, there is a lively vibe about the city. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. The architecture is amazing, to include the university and the churches. Little to no English is spoken here except maybe at some of the tourist shops. We spent a day here, arriving at 1030 and departing for Madrid at 1820. This was an adequate amount of time to get a true feel of this small town.
Written April 18, 2016
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BudskyBob
Pensacola, FL40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
I took a Spanish language course at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, because I wanted to have a unique experience while visiting Spain. I highly recommend it for the knowledge and the magnificent building and town. The University arranges lodging for you and there is even limited health insurance included. If you go, recommend you learn some simple Spanish before you start class: count to 1000, days of the week, & at least 20 verbs. The course is intense. The weekends are yours to sightsee in the surrounding area. http://www.upsa.es/estudiar/que-estudiar/campus-salamanca-spanish-courses.php?lang=en
Written August 23, 2015
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