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Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College)

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beautiful college courtyard

lovely column ringed majestic courtyard in Salamanca college. It is worth a short visit. There may... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
New York City, New York
Lovely inside patio

Another hidden marvel while strolling in the streets of Salamanca. Entrance is free. Once can... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
Emira T
Tunis, Tunisia
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29 Apr 2018
“beautiful college courtyard”
28 May 2018
“A wonderful Spanish Rennaisance, Plateresco, courtyard in Salamanca stone”
Calle Fonseca 4, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 29 45 70
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

There is more old Heritage in three streets of Salamanca, than in the whole of Oxford.This splendorous courtyard, and the attached side exhibition hall and tubular edifice, are proof of the importance of Spanish Reinnassance in Salamanca, and Spain as a whole. Here, the vernacular,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Manuel S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

lovely column ringed majestic courtyard in Salamanca college. It is worth a short visit. There may be more to see at this sight, and there may be an entrance fee, but we had to attend an event in a spectacular room upstairs and we had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Archbishop Fonseca College is where many professors and students live. It has a beautiful patio and the building is from the 16th century. The architecture is from the Spanish Renaissance.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A Menu de dia cost 10 Euros which is reasonable but the food was pretty standard. The location is worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lovely cloister and beautiful restaurant inside, with efficient staff. Food hit and miss hence only 3 stars. Worth going in if you're in Fonseca, not otherwise.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Another hidden marvel while strolling in the streets of Salamanca. Entrance is free. Once can admire the architectural work of the door and the patio which is very well preserved.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Emira T
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a historic renaissance building from the 16th century. It was built in It was built in 1538 by Don Alfonso de Fonseca y Acebedo, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela and Toledo. It is built around a courtyard which is accessed through a hall....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank LarsRo
Reviewed 1 September 2014

If you enter the Salamanca university you'll get access to this Colegio without additional charge. But even that does not justify the time spent on getting there as there's little to see. Exterior is nothing special. Courtyard is nice but in Spain you see hundreds...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was listed as a tourist attraction in my guide book but is now a hotel. It has a beautiful exterior which is worth a visit in itself but the interior is now a hotel so beyond the internal staircases there is now little to...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank SteveJ420
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I was intrigued to learn that during the Peninsular War the then Rector of the College was a spy for the Duke of Wellington. If I'd known at the time, I'd have made more effort to go in, but it was late, the door was...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank ELear
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