The Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca is a monument that had been declared “Bien de Interés Cultural” (Site of Cultural Interest) in 1931. It was founded by the archbishop of Toledo don Alonso de Fonseca who began its construction in 1519. Originally it was a free educational institution giving grants to university students in a difficult economic situation. However, soon its function changed and it became an instrument of training of the state bureaucracies and the high ecclesiastical positions.
The building was designed by Juan de Álava, but later Diego de Siloe designed the facade and the patio. Another feature that stands out is the chapel, with its facade and the ship of Alava, the lantern tower, its cruciform shape architecture and head of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and altarpiece of Alonso Berruguete. Next to the School stands the Hospedería, a building originally intended to house the "guest" students who had already finished their studies and were waiting for placement.
Keynote Sessions [ View location]
Salón de Actos
Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca
Calle Fonseca, 4
37002 Salamanca, Spain
The Multiusos I+D+i Building has more than 13,000 square meters distributed over seven floors that host 28 laboratories. This space is the workplace to more than one hundred scientists, making it one of the most relevant facilities for university research in Spain. It uses the latest technologies in both supply, maintenance guarantees, air conditioning and even biological safety.
It was inaugurated in 2015 by the rector, Daniel Hernández Ruipérez and Juan José Mateos the counselor of Education of the Junta of Castile and León. It has a perfect combination of all the necessary functionalities and equipment, allowing for scientific and technological development. We shouldn’t forget of the building’s modern architecture that preserves the feel of the old Charra City with some archaeological elements.
Technical Sessions [ View location]
Rooms 11.1, 11.2, and 11.3
Edificio Multiusos I+D+i
Calle Espejo, s/n
37007 Salamanca, Spain