Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca

#7 of 33 in Historic Sites in Salamanca
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Casa de las Conchas is an historic building with an impressive exterior that now holds a public library. Over 300 shells dot the outside walls, here because they are the symbol of the Order of Santiago. Rodrigo Arias de Maldonado, a knight of the Order of Santiago, built this house. Once inside, find a patio where you can admire the archways supported by pillars and columns. Add Casa de las Conchas and other attractions to your Salamanca trip itinerary using our Salamanca journey planner.
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  • The exterior of the building is nice with the shells on most wall faces. From the interior, the building is being used as a library. Definitely unique and worth doing a walk around.  more »
  • We knew from our guidebook that this was a library that dated back to the 16th century. It blends in well in the Old Town. We later discovered that the building was also used as a garrison and a...  more »
  • Overall not bad, but too many shells. Im feeling a strong seven to a light eight.
  • Lovely building with sea shells embedded all around

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