The old and charming city of Salamanca is one of the most important cultural – historical centers of Spain. In 1988, the UNESCO Salamanca even included it in the World Heritage Site, and in 2002 the city became the cultural capital of Europe. What is the secret of such an important attraction for tourists in Salamanca?
First of all, Salamanca is known as the city-founder of the first university in the world. This great event took place back in 1218. Then Salamanca was called “Spanish Oxford”, which until nowadays 40% of the population of Salamanca are students! There is everything for a fun and comfortable stay.
Miguel de Cervantes, a graduate of the University of Salamanca, wrote: “Salamanca enchants its charm and makes the return of anyone who knew her serenity and charm.” We agree with him, and thousands of tourists each year who come on a trip to Salamanca as well.
Our tour includes a visit to Salamanca oldest university in Salamanca, the famous university area. Salamanca Guide will take you also to the famous Romanesque cathedral, founded in the XII century. A walk through the town will continue to visit the main square. Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, built in the baroque style – one of the most beautiful squares in Spain. Your imagination will amaze and beauty of the monastery of Saint Esteban. Its facade is filled with stunning carvings and sculptures of saints. It is impossible to believe that the monastery was built from sandstone, not real gold or silver! The tour will complement the walk of Salamanca in a very original deposits “Casa de las Conchas”. At one time, the home owner, Knight of the Order of Santiago, ordered to decorate his house with more than 300 shells that adorn the walls in a staggered manner. This unusual Gothic mansion, decorated with shells, is also one of the most popular tourist attractions.