Discover all of Salamanca with our Essential Salamanca Free Tour, its most hidden adventures, legends and stories, and all for free!

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Lis's house

It is a house-museum, an urban palace located in the old wall of Salamanca ordered by D. Miguel de Lis. Its façade is built by iron and glass following the industrial architecture that leads to being the only residential area to which this type of architecture has been applied. As for its north front, this is one of the few in the modernist style that can be seen in this city with materials such as stone and brick. Thus, its interior is divided into two floors and you can see winter and summer rooms and a very wide space with impressive stained glass windows. With all this, it is an art deco museum.

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Museum of Salamanca

Its origin dates back to 1848, where you can explore the entire history of Salamanca. Inside you will be able to contemplate everything from canvases from the 16th and 17th centuries to 'Crying for the Dead Christ' by Morales, the tables of San Andrés by Juan de Flandes, or the portrait of Unamuno. This permanent exhibition is located inside the building distributed on two floors with a central patio, the eventual ones are found in other places that the new building contains.

 Free admission to the museum is on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on May 18, it is always free for groups. Thus, it remains closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 and 6.

Documentary Center of Historical Memory 

The aim is to collect all the documents from the Spanish Civil War in any format (1936-1939) and the postwar period, up to the Constitution of 1978. Inside it there are three exhibitions, one on the Civil War, another on Freemasonry and a Masonic Lodge. Thus, when it is in open doors, two audiovisuals are displayed to expose the journey through the history of the Center and information about Freemasonry.  

Your admission is always free, you just have to present your DNI document, although you will not be able to see those protected documents.

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House of Shells

It consists of an urban palace in the late Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance styles completed in 1517. Its patio with its mixtilinear arches, its staircase and its coffered ceiling are very relevant. Its name is due to the large number of shells found on its façade, where you can see its bars, some of the best in Castile. Today it is the Public Library and its hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 00 hours, and, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; your admission is completely free.

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Garden of Calixto and Melibea

Its name is due to the novel by Rojas . It is a large garden in the historic center of Salamanca with incredible views of the cathedrals and the Tormes river, you can walk through it and relax there. Its opening is from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until sunset and they do not charge admission.

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First of all, the New Cathedral called Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, mixes late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It has the highest bell tower in Spain with 110 meters high and is the second largest in our country. The idea of its construction arose in the 10th century. V and construction was completed in 1733.

As for the Old Cathedral, its name is Cathedral of Santa María, it is Gothic and Romanesque in style and was completed in the 17th century. XIV. It has a multitude of chapels and a Latin cross plan.

The guided tour includes the New Cathedral, the Old Cathedral, the Cloister and the Chapter Houses, there is a cost but general admission is only €5 with a guided tour and there are many discounts.

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Cave of Salamanca

According to legend, it is the place where the devil taught classes, which leads to the fact that in Latin America they have moved with the name of salamancas to those places where witches perform their meetings. It is located next to the Tower of the Marqués de Villena which, according to legend, fled when he was chosen by the devil to stay as payment for the teachings received by all the students.

Its lighting is spectacular , with colored lights. Its hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and its admission is free.

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Flour Factory Museum

It is an old mill that has been restored in order to use it as a museum where you can see its initial machinery. It is considered very relevant since it supposes the representation of the evolution of the use to produce stone as opposed to the use of cylinders. It is located on the banks of the Tormes River, next to the Roman bridge. Open every day from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except when there are private events; access is free.

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Scala Coeli

If you go to Salamanca on a Tuesday, you can go up from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. free of chargeexcept for holidays, Easter and July and August . The visit consists of ascending the Torres de la Clerecía where you can see an audiovisual projection, access the stands, the bell ringer's staircase and the body of the bells. From here you will be able to observe any point of Salamanca and in summer it is possible to contemplate an incredible panoramic view of this nocturnal city.

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University of Salamanca

Founded in 1218, it is one of the most important universities in all of Europe and is popularly known for its famous Frog on the skull that is said to bring luck to those students let them find it It is divided into three bodies and its interior is an architectural heritage. In front of it you can see the courtyard of the Escuelas Mayores made up of these Escuelas Mayores (1415), the Students Hospital (1412) today the rectory, the building of the Escuelas Menores (1533) and the façade of the University (1512-1516).

It´s admission is free, however, if you want a guided tour of the interior, it does require payment.

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Salamanca Main Square

Building in a Baroque style, completed in 1756, it is the place characterized by the most social life in Salamanca. Miguel de Unamuno defined it as: «It is a quadrilateral. Irregular, but amazingly harmonious». It was ordered by Felipe V after the support received in the Spanish Succession War. It has 88 arches and various pavilions such as the Real, the San Martín, the Petrineros and the Town Hall and was declared a National Monument in 1935.

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Sky of Salamanca

Done at the end of the 15th century and carried out by Fernando Gallego, it is a painting situ Housed in the old University of Salamanca in Renaissance style. It represents the constellations of the signs of the zodiac and of gods in honor of astrology and astronomy. Admission is completely free and the hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Saline Palace

Built in 1538, in a plateresque style with Italian elements whose architect is Rodrigo Gil and which, according to legend, was built because the archbishop Alonso de Fonseca he went to Salamanca and by not letting his girlfriend Juana Pimentel "La Salina" enter the house of those most important, he decided to build this palace representing these figures in their monstrous interior.

Its hours are from Sunday to Thursday and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. your admission is free.