University of Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest university in the world in continuous operations. The formal title of 'University' was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.

Set of buildings that made up the university are situated around the square known as Patio de Escuelas. In this same square is the home of the Doctors of the Queen (15th century), whose façade is Gothic with Renaissance details and is now the Museum of Salamanca.

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    ying chua (2 years ago)
    The Oldest University in the world! We were so happy to have found the frog!
    Marc MERLIN (2 years ago)
    Cash only, overpriced, boring audio guide. Worth a quick visit only if you have time
    Albert Jane Goset (2 years ago)
    Nice place but a little bit overpriced for 10e
    Sophia Beck-Mannagetta (3 years ago)
    Wonderful architecture, good explanations (could sometimes be a bit more in detail), excellent audio guide, very interesting.
    Jordan Cole Coats (3 years ago)
    It's beautiful and very old, yes, but it's not exactly what I think of when I hear tourist attraction. It was a very brief sight to see, at it's exactly what you'd expect a university to be...just old. Not saying it was bad, it's just not something I'd recommended to a friend to spend their time on.
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