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Casa de las Conchas House

  • Casa de las Conchas house. Salamanca  © Turespaña

    Casa de las Conchas house. Salamanca © Turespaña

  

Category

Palace

Date

Siglo XV

Style

Renaissance
Calle Compañía, 2
37002 Salamanca
Salamanca, Castile-Leon
Salamanca

Telephone+34 923269317 - +34 923268571

Fax+34 923269758

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The House of Shells is in the Gothic style. Its construction was begun at the end of the 15th century, although it also has Renaissance and Mudejar elements. It belongs to what is known as Isabelline art.

This civil building attracts the traveller's attention due to the over three hundred shells which cover its outer walls. In the 18th century it suffered cracks, causing the upper part to be remodelled leaving it without the shells that decorate the rest of the façade. Its entrance door with a Gothic coat of arms featuring lilies above it is worth mentioning. Today it houses the Salamanca public library and an information office.

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Timetables

 

Monday to Friday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Rates

 

Free admission

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Dramatised visit to the Convent of San Esteban © Turismo de Salamanca

Nov 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019

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The Keys to the City

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Dec 10, 2019

Concert / recital

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Baroque Salamanca: Nereydas

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Feb 6, 2020

Concert / recital

Auditorio Hospedería Fonseca - Salamanca
Baroque Salamanca: Tiento Nuovo

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