Casa de las Conchas

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Casa de las Conchas information

Location
Salamanca , Spain
Address
Calle de la Compañia 2
Opening hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm & 4-7pm Sat & Sun
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One of the city's most endearing buildings, named after the 300 scallop shells clinging to its facade. The house's original owner, Dr Rodrigo Maldonado de Talavera, was a doctor at the court of Isabel and a member of the Order of Santiago, whose symbol is the shell. It now houses the public library , entered via a charming colonnaded courtyard with a central fountain and intricate stone tracery.