Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo)

Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo)

Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo)
4.5
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo) and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles183 reviews
Excellent
84
Very good
77
Average
16
Poor
2
Terrible
4

Lostagainadvisor
Houston, TX750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Out walking and stopped in to view the church and its interior. I has great altars and artwork. Make sure to take the tour. Very impressive interior. Sort of dark, makes some pictures difficult. Definitely a must see.
Written 9 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Vegabonds
Rotterdam, The Netherlands48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Like with the old and new cathedral, you get free access every Tuesday from 10 to 12.
The view from the top is outstanding putting the Salamanca experience in a different perspective.
Written 4 October 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A 17th century Baroque structure, it was built as an atonement to the Society of Jesus founder St Ignatius of Loyola for his being imprisoned by the Inquisition in a tower of the local cathedral. It is now the headquarters of the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
Written 9 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TiagoGomes171
Corroios, Portugal77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
After 198 stairs you arrive to the top of the tower. The landscape is great and you can see all the city because you have a 360° view in several wonderful windows. The visit to the tower have a price of 3.75€ and have a timetable. Here you can visit the another monument the church but you need pay another ticket. Some hours they have guided visits too.
You can't go with small kids, so for families, go one and the wait on the outside... 5 to 10 minutes os enough to see.
Written 24 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Heidi L
Renton, WA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
It doesn't look like much on the outside with the small narrow entrance, but don't pass it by! You gotta pay the extra and climb up to the top! Where you can see the entire city from above and the building itself is magnificent!
Written 6 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

observer2011
Leeds, UK548 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
Other than for services you can only visit the Clerecia on the guided tours of the Pontifical University. (Only in Spanish.)
The interior is really monumental and probably meant to make
you feel overwhelmed for it was built by/ for the Jesuits. It's also
rather dark. The huge retable has got the ornate look of one of
the Churriguera family of architacts about it. Yes its impressive in its way but not exactly uplifting like the cathedrals nearby.
Written 16 October 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MxInLondon
London63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
They've recently opened Scala Coeli (Stairway to Heaven) and it is just that, an opportunity to climb up the two towers of the Clerecía and have a great view of the town
Written 18 August 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steve W
Preston, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
Views from the towers of La Clerecia (Scala Coeli) are spectacular and well worth the effort of climbing all those stairs!
Didn't have much chance to visit the interior of the church (as it closed during our visit for a wedding)
Written 2 October 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John R
France62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
We went to this place on a Tuesday between 1000-1200hrs when there is a free entry and guide up to the top of the spires - a lot of steps so be warned ! Great views from top though
Written 30 September 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
La Clerecia is a dangerous attraction. When designing the church, the Jesuits did not bother with the surroundings, therefore, considering the magnificent three-body Baroque facade of the church, it is important not to pinch the cervical vertebrae. The facade overlooks the narrow Calle Compania and you have to look at the Baroque splendor of architects Juan Gomez de Mora and Andres Garcia de Quiñones with your head up to the heavens. The church, as part of the Royal College of the Holy Spirit, was built from 1617 to 1753 at the peak of Baroque popularity. The Jesuits didn`t enjoy the beauties of La Clerecia for long. In 1767, the Jesuits were expelled from their native Spain and the church and the college were transferred to the Royal Clerecia of St. Mark. Where did the name actually come from. However, the facade and interior are not the only advantages of La Clerecia. For 3.5 euros, you can climb the so-called Scala Coeli (Stairway to Heaven) to the two towers of the church. They offer a magnificent view of the dome of the church itself, the cathedral and the entire center of Salamanca. The view is more interesting than from the tower of Hieronymus Cathedral, because the cathedral itself is not visible from there..
Written 16 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 28
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

CLERECIA (IGLESIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO) (2024) All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

All Salamanca HotelsSalamanca Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Salamanca
All things to do in Salamanca
Casinos & Gambling in SalamancaBoat Tours & Water Sports in Salamanca
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire