Contact details

Calle Compañía, 2
37002  Salamanca  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 923268571
Tel.:+34 923269317
Fax.:+34 923269758




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.

  • Construction: Palace
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 15th century
  • Setting: The historic quarter of the town of Salamanca.

Practical information


  • From Monday to Friday From 09:00 to 21:00
  • Saturday From 09:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 to 19:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 to 19:00


  • Admission free


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