University Library Salamanca Reviews
Spot the frog! Nov 14, 2011
Holding around 906,000 volumes, the university library in Salamanca is certainly a bit of a legend when it comes to academia. This is perhaps not surprising though, as the city has the oldest, and probably one of the most prestigious universities, in Spain. I think it is perfectly possible to arrange a visit here to see some of the works; I never had the appetite to do this though. The key quirky thing for tourists though is the frog on the building entrance façade.
For students that find the frog without any assistance, I think it secures academic success. It might also secure good luck in general and ensures that the victor (student or not?) is married within the year. It takes quite a lot of effort to spot it, and if you want to know where the frog is, just look at the pictures attached! If not, don’t look at my pictures and don’t read the next paragraph!!! SPOILER ALERT……….
WHERE IS THE FROG? Look at the carving of the king and queen in the middle, which is in a circle like setting. On the right hand side, you will see the pillar which has some small skulls carved (not too far up at all, and there are three of them that decorate the pillar). The frog is on the first skull! It’s very worn away though, and takes a little imagination to realise that it is a frog!
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