The building began in 1411 when Benedict XIII ordered its construction. The facade, from 1529, shows in the central street on the lower floor, a medallion with half-length images of the Catholic Monarchs who hold the royal scepter between them. The rest of the surface of this first body is decorated by grotesques that cover, as in the rest of the façade, even the pilasters and moldings that organize the complex.

The second floor is adorned with the coat of arms of Charles V flanked by two others with a double-headed eagle and a crowned eagle, which symbolize the Empire and the Kingdom of Spain.

The third floor is the most allegorical; In a central position, a sculptural scene represents a Pope conversing with cardinals and on both sides the figures of Venus and Hercules between symbolic medallions.

We can see that the relief on the façade is increasing from the bottom up, from the low relief on the first floor, through the middle relief on the second, to the high relief on the upper floor. This is because the facade was conceived to be seen from quite close, since at the time of construction there was no Patio de Escuelas, but a narrow street.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura:
Arquitectura Civil
Construcción:
Edificio Universitario
Estilos predominantes:
Plateresco
Periodo Histórico:
Edad Media

Dirección

C/ Libreros, s/n. Salamanca. 37008 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 923 294 400 (Ext. 1150)

Página Web: http://museo.usal.es/

Más Información

Tourist Office of Salamanca

Address:

P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409

Email: informacion@turismodesalamanca.com

Website: http://www.salamanca.es

Opening hours

  • Winter September, 16 – March, 31):
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 19:00 (Last entrance 18:15 h. )
    • Sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 (Last entrance 13:15 h.)
  • Summer June, 29 – June, 15):
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 20:00 (Last entrance 19:15 h)
    • Sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 (Last entrance 13:15 h. )
  • Holly Week March, 29 – April, 1):
    • Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 10:00 – 13:30
    • Saturday: 10:00 – 18:30
    • Closed in the afternoon: thursday, friday, sunday and holidays
  • From June, 8 to June, 21:
    • Monday to friday: 9:00 – 14:00

Tickets

  • General: 10 €
  • Reduced: 5 €
  • Groups: 5 €

Remarks: Last entrance 30 minutes before the closing time. 24th. and 31st. December: from 10:00 to 13:30h. CLOSED: 25 December, 1st. and 6th. January.

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