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Salamanca

  • Clerecía building in Salamanca

    Clerecía building in Salamanca

  • Salamanca University © Turespaña

    Salamanca University © Turespaña

  • Easter Week

    Easter Week

  • Convent of San Esteban

    Convent of San Esteban

  
Salamanca
Salamanca, Castile-Leon
Salamanca

Salamanca is in the central area of Spain, 212 kilometres from the capital, Madrid. Universal, magnificent, wise, young and golden: The historic centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and is one of the destinations in Castile and Leon with many worthwhile reasons for a visit.

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Artistic heritage. The old town is home to a magnificent ensemble of monuments, with outstanding examples of different architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Plateresque...In addition, the city offers ways to discover some of its most emblematic places in an original way, such as the Ieronimus exhibition at the Cathedral. This comprises a journey inside the monument and its famous mediaeval towers to uncover its 900-year history.

A centre of learning. This is the university city par excellence: the University of Salamanca, besides being one of the oldest in Europe, is also one of the country's best examples of Renaissance architecture. In its heyday it was one of the most highly regarded European universities. For this reason it has been attended by some of the greatest Spanish thinkers, artists and writers.

City of the Spanish language. This city saw the production of the first Grammar of the Castilian Language in the 15th century, which became a fundamental instrument for its expansion throughout the world. It is also a favourite destination amongst foreign students wanting to learn Spanish. As you would expect, Salamanca is one of the most important stages on the Route of the Spanish Language.

A crossroad. The Vía de la Plata, the old Roman route that links the north and south of Spain, passes through Salamanca. It is a good base to explore interesting towns and villages nearby, that are also on the path of this ancient road, such as Guijuelo and Béjar.

A meeting point. Its humanist tradition, the open character of the local people, its cultural concerns, the wealth of its heritage... These are just a few reasons why Salamanca was European City of Culture in 2002.

The golden city. You should experience Salamanca by day and by night, but above all at dusk. This is when the sun gives a golden hue to the material used in the construction of Salamanca's monuments: Villamayor stone.

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Penitents. Easter week in Salamanca © Oscar García. Turismo y Comunicación de Salamanca, S.A.U

Mar 25, 2018 to Apr 1, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Salamanca
Easter Week in Salamanca

Dramatised visit to the Convent of San Esteban © Turismo de Salamanca

Visitors wishing to take part should register at the municipal tourist office, as the groups are limited in size.     

Performance

Salamanca - Salamanca
The Keys to the City

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To be confirmed 2018

Festival

Salamanca
Castile-Leon International Arts Festival

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To be confirmed 2018

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Salamanca Fair

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