Salamanca - The Golden City of Spain

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Salamanca is a wonderful city in the northwest of Spain. It does not have a beach, but it's really amazing and its golden light is wonderful. I invite you to walk the streets of this amazing city the next time you find yourself in Spain! You won't regret it!

It’s summer! And Spain has a lot of wonderful places, and not all are on the coast. Northwest of Spain, along with Portugal, there’s a special place called Salamanca. It’s a golden city. Salamanca looks like jewelry because the golden stone with which its monuments are made. But above all, Salamanca is one of the most popular university city of Spain. At summer, there’s a lot of students from all parts of world who come to Salamanca for learn Spanish.

There’s a lot of thing to visit there. One of the most important ones is the Historic University of Salamanca, the first university of Spain, founded for the king Alfonso IX de León in 1218. The front of university building hides a secret. A little frog is hidden in it, and you, tourist or student, should search it, and, if you found it, you’ll be lucky in your studies. But that is not the only secret which Salamanca hides. The Cathedral has an astronaut and a lion with an ice-cream in one of its doors, and ‘La casa de las Conchas’, a building with a lot of shells in his front, according to legend, hides, inside a shell, a key to open a wonderful treasure.

But the best place of Salamanca is ‘la Plaza Mayor’, the main square. When the sun goes down, the square seems made of molten gold. It’s really wonderful! The main square is always crowded, tourists and citizens love sitting at floor and see the people, the light, the life that the main square hide inside, that’s the really important secret.

I past my university years in Salamanca and I’ll never forget it. Lomographers of all point of the world, I invite you to visit this wonderful city.

written by aranmanoth on 2010-08-01 in #world #locations #travel-destination #spain #golden-city #main-square #secrets #university #salamanca

3 Comments

  1. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Great article ...
    I´m agree with you: Salamanca is a golden city ...
    Congrats !!

  2. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Beautiful pics and article!! You're right, everyone travelling to Spain should visit Salamanca.

  3. disdis
    disdis ·

    One of the most beautiful cities in this great country!

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