Salamanca is an ancient university town located in the Autonomous Community of Castilla and León, a gem between Madrid and the Portuguese border. Known as the “Golden City” because of the flowing golden sandstone monuments, it was declared a World Heritage city in 1988, European Capital of Culture in 2002 and City of Spanish for foreign students. It is one of the most beautiful university cities in Europe with an outstanding architectural, gastronomic, and artistic heritage.
The historical centre exhibits magnificent Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.
At the heart of the city, you will find the impressive Plaza Mayor, one of the most beautiful squares in Spain, built in Baroque style, arches, decorated façades and medallions. It is the heartbeat for activity and gathering area for both locals and tourists with a variety of cafés, restaurants, boutiques, shops etc.