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Contact details

Calle Fonseca, 4
37002  Salamanca  (Castile-Leon)
fonseca@usal.es
http://www.salamanca.es/
Tel.:+34 923294570
Fax.:+34 923294645

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Salamanca

Salamanca

Description

It was built in 1538 by Don Alfonso de Fonseca y Acebedo, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela and Toledo. The architect in charge of the project was Diego de Siloé. It is built around a courtyard which is accessed through a hall with an ogive vault with star motifs. The courtyard gallery has two floors: the lower floor has semicircular arches and the upper floor has low arches. Both floors are decorated with medallions, the work of Juan de Álava y Pedro de Ibarra, representing a series of “Uomini Famosi”. Sculptures of San Agustín and San Ildefonso can be found on the main façade, alongside the medallion of Santiago in the battle of Clavijo. In its chapel, the altarpiece made up of paintings and sculptures by Alonso Berruguete stands out especially. It is currently a university residence.

Construction:
Public building

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
16th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:30
From 16:00 to 19:00




Prices

General: €2
Reduced: €1




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