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Casa de las Conchas

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This building is distinctive with it's conch shells decorating the exterior. It is open to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken and Val Q
Tabernas, Spain
Interesting building from the outside, nice courtyard

The outside is partially decorated with enlarged shells, giving the building its name. One can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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Calle Compania 2, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 26 93 17
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All reviews public library scallops st james moorish style the interior courtyard unique building exterior walls step inside quick look local library conch shells lovely house free visit nice courtyard free entrance year anniversary the upper level
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Reviewed today

This house was right in front of where we were staying and we just walked by and popped in. It was just gorgeous!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is distinctive with it's conch shells decorating the exterior. It is open to the public so just wander in. The interior courtyard is beautiful and take the marble steps up to the gallery to see the architecture. Superb. It was being used for...More

Thank Ken and Val Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside is partially decorated with enlarged shells, giving the building its name. One can hardly miss it, as it is very centrally located. Currently this mansion in used as a public library, and one can visit the courtyard for free. Well worth a quick...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building was a stop on my walking tour. It was a pretty cool building. The exterior stands out on the street on which it was located. The tour guide said it was quite old which I find interesting.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

What a gem this place is. Last year the whole building was closed for refurbishment and could not be seen at all. Of course this was all in preparation for the 800 year anniversary of the University and well worth the wait to see the...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Now a public library it's a house of outstanding good looks. Accentuated by the scallop shells on the outside which signifies the owner was a knight of St James. Well worth a wander inside for free and everybody photographs the outside anyway as it's so...More

Thank jezzc_13
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is an iconic building in Salamanca and is simply delightful to look at. It is unusually decorated and lovely on the outside. If you have an opportunity it is also worth briefly exploring the charming courtyard on the inside.

Thank Justbackandlovedit
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful exterior and entrance hall with a lovely courtyard. An exhibition of Mexican art/photography was being shown at the time of my visit which was very interesting.

Thank Barbarella273
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This unusual and striking building is now the public library and sa more stunning setting could not be imagined.must see and free

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Really lovely house in the centre of this old city covered on the outside with shells - not real ones in case you were wondering!! Lots of history and connection to those on pilgrimage to Santiago de compostela .

Thank Alison23lufbra
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Response from Izonhim2007 | Reviewed this property |
Less than 5 minutes away.