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    Patricia
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    4 Feb 18, 2014

    Great city to visit during 2 or 3 days with family or friends. There are a couple of very interesting buildings here: casa de las conchas, University of Salamanca (the oldest in Spain), Old and New Cathedral of Salamanca, Plaza Mayor and more. The old city is UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Salamanca is a city that is really underrated!
    It is compact and clean.
    It is easy to see the major sights as they are all together.
    It has great hotels that are centrally located and it is inexpensive.
    I loved the whole gothic feel!!

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    Alex
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    4 Jun 19, 2013

    I spent two months in Salamanca, studying Spanish. Although I'd suggest studying elsewhere (namely, Andalucia and Southern Spain, where the climate and people are much warmer), Salamanca is a drop-dead gorgeous city. My little apartment was once in the background of a wine ad I saw in a fashion magazine. The entire city is made of brick and stone, and you could simply sit at a cafe in the town square -- one of the largest in Europe -- for weeks before getting tired of it.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Nov 28, 2012

    Salamanca is home to one of the oldest communities of learning in the world. The University of Salamanca, while held back in some respects by the conservative Spanish crown, was still one of the most important universities in Europe throughout the middle ages and into the renaissance.

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    Phyllis Schmitt
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    We enjoyed our short visit to this university city--many interesting buildings and cathedrals--as well as a Roman bridge to walk across. The major square is surrounded by a variety of eating places and shops.

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    jonnyontheroad
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A beautiful university town, Salamanca is full of historic architecture, relaxed tapas restaurants, bars and nightlife, and cultural performing arts centers.

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    Michael Tinney
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    5 Feb 11, 2014

    We absolutely loved Salamanca, the Plaza Mayor was incredible, especially at night.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersLocal CultureNightlife Lovers
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    Rosemary Joy
    4 May 23, 2013
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    Bernard Smyth
    3 Dec 11, 2012
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    Martha Lee
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    5 Nov 23, 2012

    One of the most gorgeous city in Spain I know.

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    Jennifer Taylor
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    5 Jul 23, 2012
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    Ludmilla Veloso
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Lovely student city. Lots of place to party and it's not so expensive.

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    Ana Belen Prieto Rodriguez
    5 Jun 13, 2012
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    Juan Wills
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    4 May 20, 2012
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    Arnaud Jezequel
    4 Mar 14, 2011
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    Jude Murphy
    5 Aug 11, 2012
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    5 Nov 07, 2011
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    5 Jan 06, 2013
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    5 Nov 07, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
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Salamanca, in southern Spain, is famous for its stunning architecture and intellectual past. Its nickname is the golden city, for its native sandstone buildings that glow red and pink and orange at sunset. The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218 by Alfonso the Wise, led Europe's intellectual elite for four centuries and educated Cortes and St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Plaza Mayor is an elegant ... read more
attraction and meeting place, the two major cathedrals (one Medieval and one Renaissance) stand conveniently shoulder to shoulder, while spending a few hours eating lunch Spanish style (that is, long and abundant) is still common at restaurants for natives and tourists alike. There are plenty of budget and mid range accommodations in the old city and near the Plaza Mayor, perfect for immersing yourself in the gracious life of Salamanca.

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