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Compania, Salamanca, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace has only recently been opened up for tourists, and tickets must be purchased in advance at the tourist office in Plaza Mayor. The guided tour lasts perhaps 30' to 45' and is conducted in Spanish. However, much of what there is to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y A
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A grand building, that was even never finished and is about half build. The outside is quite imposing and hard to miss. If you want to visit the interior, you need to take a Spanish language tour, and tickets need to be bought at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We were told the guide would speak English, but on arrival she told us she would not have time, but we could ask questions. Tour took 35 minutes (tourist office told us 1 hour!)and when we did ask questions she very often did not know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Montesurrey
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This i a beautiful building with plenty of half an hour visits throughout the day. Tickets must be purchased at the Tourist office. The palace is still a living home--not a museum, with its noble owner visiting once in a while. One can visit several...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Asuncion L
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Palace of Monterrey is owned by the Duke of Alba. There is news that it will be opened to the public by the end of the year. Now one can only see the beautiful facade of the building.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Renaissance palace that is - Rary! - not a museum but still a family house of earls Alba.Built in 16 cent with design changed a few times due to shortage of money it is very attractive in its upper part: stone curves ornate and the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A magnificent building, built by Count III of Monterrey, style Plateresque (Spanish Renaissance style). It can be visited for free, but must make a reservation in advance because places are limited.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Hoinara
Reviewed 7 April 2015

It's a nice structure but forgettable. Although, I'm not saying it's not worth it which it is. The problem is that it is complete surrounded by other things like as if it were squished and mashed together. But all the same a nice structure.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Jose Martin V
Reviewed 25 October 2014

A little hot and tired, perhaps, and finding yourself overwhelmed by the great plaza, here you can enjoy peace and quiet, sitting on the lawn outside, admiring the monument to John, Prince of Asturias and Lord of Salamanca, the son of Isabella of Castille and...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank ELear
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Not much can be added. A 16th century construction, now the palace is one of the official residences of the Duchess of Alba and is closed to public. But view from outside is enough to impress, take a stroll around its walls to enjoy it...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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