Salamanca is a beautiful city in north western Spain. Its Old City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1134, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth oldest western university. The University and its 30,000 students, along with Tourism, is the main source of income for the city and there is a constant bustle all year round.
La Plaza Mayor
The plaza is a stunning example of Baroque architecture and is the main hub and public space of the city. It is lined with pretty cafes and is hugely popular with locals, tourists and students alike.
The city has two cathedrals in a beautiful area known as a Patio Chico. The Old Cathedral was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style while the much bigger, New Cathedral was built in Gothic style in the 16th century. People come to see the beautiful carvings on each of the churches.
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- Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
- Local time: GMT + 1 hour
- Airports: Madrid (MAD)
- Flight duration: 2 hours 15 minutes approximately
- Languages: Spanish, Leonese, Galician, Extremaduran; many people speak English
- Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type C 2 pin and Type F 2 pin are used
- Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
- Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Spain must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities