Salamanca

Salamanca is located in the mid-west area of Spain in the province of Castilla y León, 200km from Madrid and 100km away from the Portuguese border. Salamanca is one of the most famous university towns in Spain. The University of Salamanca dates back to 1218, which makes it the third oldest university in Europe. In the center of the town all buildings are constructed with golden sandstone (the special Villamayor stone), which gives the visitor the impression being in another time period. In the photograph you can see the Cathedrals of Salamanca which are joined together. On the right side, there is the Old Cathedral dating from the 12th-13th centuries, and on the left side, the New Cathedral from the 16th century. In the year 2002, Salamanca was named as European Capital of Culture. Salamanca is also a UNESCO World Heritage City. -Salamanca, 2013-

Salamanca