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Contact details

Calle Compañía, 2
37002  Salamanca  (Castile-Leon)
información@turismodesalamanca.com
http://www.salamanca.es
Tel.:+34 923268571
Tel.:+34 923269317
Fax.:+34 923269758

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Salamanca

Salamanca

Description

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

Schedule

From Monday to Friday
From 09:00 to 21:00

Saturday
From 09:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00


Public holidays and Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00

Prices

Admission free Interior courtyard only open for visits

 

Services

Library
Own publications
Information Service

Map


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