Fodor's Expert Review Universidad de Salamanca

Salamanca Educational Institution

Parts of the university's walls, like those of the cathedral and other structures in Salamanca, are covered with large ocher lettering recording the names of famous university graduates. The earliest names are said to have been written in the blood of the bulls killed to celebrate the successful completion of a doctorate (call it medieval graffiti). The elaborate facade of the Escuelas Mayores (Upper Schools) dates to the early 16th century; see if you can spy the "lucky" frog that's become the symbol of the city–-legend has it that students who spot the frog on their first try will pass all their exams.

Educational Institution

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Calle Libreros
Salamanca, Castille and León  37008, Spain

923-294400

www.usal.es

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Rate Includes: Free to view facade, €10 to enter (free Mon. morning)

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