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Casa de las Conchas is an historic building with an impressive exterior that now holds a public library. Over 300 shells dot the outside walls, here because they are the symbol of the Order of Santiago. Rodrigo Arias de Maldonado, a knight of the Order of Santiago, built this house. Once inside, find a patio where you can admire the archways supported by pillars and columns. Add Casa de las Conchas and other attractions to your Salamanca trip itinerary using our Salamanca journey planner .
Casa de las Conchas Reviews
Es muy famosa la Casa de las Conchas por su historia y original ornamentación exterior con más de trescientas conchas. Funciona una biblioteca pública y se puede visitar el patio interior, el cual tam... more »The House of the Shells is very famous for its history and original exterior ornamentation with more than three hundred shells. A public library operates and you can visit the inner courtyard, which also has a unique ornamentation and meaning. It is advisable to visit it with a guide to know its history and the meaning of its ornaments.
Pasar por delante de ella es clave, pero por dentro no hay gran cosa. Allí se encuentra la biblioteca pública de Salamanca, inaugurada en 1993, pero tampoco hay mucho más para ver. more »Going past her is key, but inside there's not much. There is the Salamanca public library, opened in 1993, but there is also not much else to see.
The claustro with its most elegant arches and the magnificent view to the towers of the clerecia is pure eye-candy 🤩
Marvelous and beautiful building, well mantained. Don't forget to visit the inside.
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