Walking Tour of Salamanca: A Small City Rich with History 


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The House of Shells' exterior
The House of Shells was constructed during the 15th century. The architecture includes Gothic, Moorish and Italian styles. In total, there are approximately 400 shells on the exterior of the building. Some say that the shells are either a symbol of love or just a decorative addition to the outside of the building. But others believe that they are the symbol of the Order of Saint James. Doctor Rodrigo Arias was the founder of the building and the chancellor of the order.

 

The interior courtyard of the House of Shells The center of the building holds the traditional open courtyard common in Spain. Today, the House of Shells is the Public Library of Salamanca


HOUSE OF SHELLS: HOURS

Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday, Saturday & Holidays: 9am-2pm, 4pm-7pm


HOUSE OF SHELLS: ENTRY PRICES
Free

 

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