Salamanca Landmarks and Monuments
(Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain)
Full of historical buildings and many major landmarks, much of Salamanca has been shaped by wealthy families and businessmen over the years. With a rich Roman heritage, the ancient remains of Salamanca's City Walls (Las Murallas) have become one of the area's most significant ancient landmarks.
Worthy of a visit, further landmarks in Salamanca include the Casa de Álvarez Abarca mansion, the Palacio Rodriguez de Figueroa and the Casa de las Conchas - famous for its façade, which is covered in sea shells.
Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells)
Address: Rua Mayor, Salamanca, 37002, Spain
Tel: +34 923 26 9317
Known for its magnificent Gothic-style architecture, the Casa de las Conchas is close to the central Plaza Mayor. With sea shells embedded on the exterior walls and many historical features, this grand house was built at the end of the 13th century and now houses a library, an art gallery, tourism bureau and function rooms.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 14:00, 16:00 to 19:00
Casa de Álvarez Abarca
Address: Plaza Fray Luis, 1, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
One of Salamanca's most impressive landmarks, the Casa de Álvarez Abarca is a striking mansion which was once part of the wealthy Alvarez Abarca family. Highlights here include the Museum of Fine Arts, many architectural features, a small tower offering impressive views and landscaped gardens.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 09:45 to 13:45, 16:45 to 19:45; Saturday - 10:45 to 13:45, 16:45 to 19:15; Sunday - 10:15 to 13:45
City Walls (Las Murallas)
Address: Puente Romano, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
Salamanca's Las Murallas are an important reminder of the city's Roman past and can be found in the Barrio Antiguo area of the city. Built as a major defence strategy, a further wall was constructed in the 12th century, although only a few small sections of each wall now remain.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Casa de Santa Teresa de Jesús
Address: Condes Crespo y Rascón, 25, Salamanca, 37002, Spain
The Casa de Santa Teresa de Jesús is an important 16th-century residence, located in the very centre of Salamanca. Although the architecture is fairly insignificant, the building is of great local importance as it was once the home of famous local nun Santa Teresa de Jesús.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 12:30, 16:00 to 18:00
Rodriguez of Figueroa Palace (Palacio Rodriguez de Figueroa)
Address: Zamora, 11-15, Salamanca, 37002, Spain
The Palacio Rodriguez de Figueroa is one of Salamanca's many impressive 16th-century treasures and features elaborate décor, both inside and out. Now home to the exclusive Salamanca Casino, the Palacio Rodriguez de Figueroa contains an array of gaming tables, together with seasonal exhibitions and spacious function rooms.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to midnight