THE University of Salamanca has been voted the second most beautiful university in Europe.

Spain’s oldest university nabbed silver in a list compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) highlighting universities that ‘boast spectacular architecture and plush green spaces that should not be ignored’.

Among the attributes of Salamanca’s university, which was opened in 1134, THE noted that the college library had a special attraction to help students.

“It attracts many students and visitors who spend time looking for the hidden frog. Legend has it that if a student spots the amphibian, they will easily pass their exams,” said the report.

The University of Bologna in Italy, the oldest in Europe,  was named the world’s most beautiful university, with the University of Coimbra in Portugal coming third.