House of Shells

Built by the dean of the Faculty of Law in the sixteenth century, this palace is one of the symbols of the city.

The 300 shells that decorate one of its facades are the Pimentel family’s symbol, but can also relate to the Order of Santiago the Maldonado family belonged to.

The legend says that under one of the shells there is a hidden treasure. The beauty of its yard is worth a visit. Their basements were used as a prison for students, and currently hosts a library.

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