Pontifical University of Salamanca, Salamanca

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Established in 1940 and home to many picturesque, historical buildings, Pontifical University of Salamanca formed as result of the Spanish government's resolution to dissolve of the former University of Salamanca. Pope Pius XII restored the facilities to create a new pontifical university. Take a guided tour of the campus grounds to learn about the campus' history and see highlights including a church, works of art, architecture, and a 19th-century piano. Make Pontifical University of Salamanca part of your personalized Salamanca itinerary using our Salamanca route planner .
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  • It is a breathtaking experience. Wonderful architecture, we just stood there watching it. Recommend the place.  more »
  • If it is for something that Salamanca stands out for is its universities, beautiful works of art and European academic reference. The buildings, gardens and walks that make up it are worth a visit and a mandatory stop
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  • Our 2019 Spain travel was filled with adventure, great food & wine and history. The College of the Holy Spirit was our next stop, encountering the first ‘rude’ person in Spain -a female tour guide- as the tour was only provided in Spanish –even though there were 6 English speakers in the group- and when I volunteered to translate, the woman tour guide told me that would interfere with her thinking process. Since there was only two people who spoke Spanish and all others were Irish, British and Americans, we stayed back a bit and I tried to tell them what was going on. The building works of this impressive monument started in 1617, taking 150 years to be completed. The college was founded by Kings Phillip III and his wife Margaret of Austria, in order to provide a place for the training of Jesuit novices, who might go on mission to evangelize the four corners of the world. Queen Margaret took a very personal interest in founding a university, college for the Jesuits in Salamanca, due to the considerable academic prestige of this city. However, before the building was finished, the Pragmatic Sanction of King Charles III banished the Society of Jesus from Spain in 1767, and subsequently the building was divided into 4 different spaces. The Church and sacristy, set apart from the rest of the building, were entrusted to the clergy of the Real Clerics of San Marcos, a royal school, which was never set up due to the opposition from the local bishop D. Felipe Beltran, the College of Noble Irishmen or seminary for the Irish, as well as the local diocesan seminary of Salamanca. While rather interesting, tour is only given in Spanish and after that experience, if we would have known, we would have told her to remain silent and we would have simply followed her to see the treasures found in this building.
  • My excitement for UPS is enormous.The campus, the tranquility to study has nonparallel.
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