Salamanca is one of the most famous cities in Spain for its university and cultural heritage. Visiting Salamanca you will discover the combination of different architectural styles: the Gothic Cathedral with renaissance elements; the University which is one of the most outstanding buildings in the Spanish plateresque style; the Plaza Mayor, one of the most beautiful Baroque squares in Spain; the house of Shells which represents different architectural styles such as the late Gothic style, with Renaissance and Mudejar elements and the old Roman Bridge over the river. For this reason in 2002 the city has been declared "World Heritage Site" by the Unesco. However Salamanca is a real university city where the inhabitants speak the purest Spanish of Spain, that’s why this city is really popular with foreign people who want to learn Spanish and also having fun during the animated night-life in the many coffee bars and discos. Furthermore, the city offers a huge variety of shops, cinemas, theaters, banks, bars and restaurants. Moreover the area around Salamanca offers many facilities for interesting excursions.
The beautiful Plaza Mayor of Salamanca and in the middle the "Catedral Vieja"
The "Casa de las Conchas"
From left: the ancient Roman bridge; the "Catedral Nueva"; the Anaya Palace.
Beautiful views of the city among which, in the middle, San Esteban church, magnificent example of the plateresque style.