The Palacio de Salina is a stunning 15th century palace which is one of the most well preserved palaces in Europe. Most people who visit Salamanca love seeing this castle because of its intricate moldings on its rock walls, magnificent designs and a rather extraordinary history. This was a palace commissioned by a bishop for his lover.
Ordered by Archbishop Fonseca built as a love nest for his lover, this palace is one of the most preserved Renaissance palaces in Europe which wasn’t built with any religious theme. Instead, there are carvings of Cleopatra and other female sensual figures on the walls and the main four arches. The facade is breathtaking despite the unusual theme because it has four tall rounded arches with sculptured medallions .Still more awesome is its spacious courtyard within the Palacio de Salina which offers the tourist the most wondrous sights and scents of different flowers and trees in a relaxing garden setting fit only for royalty. The Palacio de Salina is one of the most interesting attractions in Spain because while most castles and medieval buildings are built to be dedicated to saints, this one is the only one in Spain – or perhaps in the whole world - dedicated to a lover by an Archbishop.