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Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (Archbishop Fonseca College)

Calle Fonseca 4, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 29 45 70
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Beautiful Patio

The Archbishop Fonseca College is where many professors and students live. It has a beautiful patio... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
Excellent place to eat

A Menu de dia cost 10 Euros which is reasonable but the food was pretty standard. The location is... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Izonhim2007
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“alfonso” (2 reviews)
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Calle Fonseca 4, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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+34 923 29 45 70

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Archbishop Fonseca College is where many professors and students live. It has a beautiful patio and the building is from the 16th century. The architecture is from the Spanish Renaissance.

1  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A Menu de dia cost 10 Euros which is reasonable but the food was pretty standard. The location is worth the visit.

Thank Izonhim2007
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely cloister and beautiful restaurant inside, with efficient staff. Food hit and miss hence only 3 stars. Worth going in if you're in Fonseca, not otherwise.

Thank redheadmalvern
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Another hidden marvel while strolling in the streets of Salamanca. Entrance is free. Once can admire the architectural work of the door and the patio which is very well preserved.

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a historic renaissance building from the 16th century. It was built in It was built in 1538 by Don Alfonso de Fonseca y Acebedo, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela and Toledo. It is built around a courtyard which is accessed through a hall....More

Thank LarsRo
Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you enter the Salamanca university you'll get access to this Colegio without additional charge. But even that does not justify the time spent on getting there as there's little to see. Exterior is nothing special. Courtyard is nice but in Spain you see hundreds...More

1  Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was listed as a tourist attraction in my guide book but is now a hotel. It has a beautiful exterior which is worth a visit in itself but the interior is now a hotel so beyond the internal staircases there is now little to...More

1  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I was intrigued to learn that during the Peninsular War the then Rector of the College was a spy for the Duke of Wellington. If I'd known at the time, I'd have made more effort to go in, but it was late, the door was...More

Thank ELear
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This was built in the early sixteenth century as a Hall of Residence for students first from the Galicia region, and then, following the setting up of the Church of England and subsequent persecution of Irish Catholics, for Irish Catholics studying for the priesthood. Hence...More

Thank Turista-Inglesa
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Use the main entrance to see the best of Fonseca. At the room of painters you will be short breathed. And the patio is wonderful.

Thank Ewa P
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