Cities in Spain: Salamanca

The capital of the province of the Autonomous Community of Castile and Leon, small (only 160 thousand. residents) The city of Salamanca (Salamanca) is considered the most elegant settlement of Spain. Here they say on "the most pure Spanish", Here in 1218, a world-famous university was founded in 1218, in which Columbus, Cortez and Loyola were studied, the art styles of Placess and ChurrieceSko were developed and developed, and the most characteristic samples of old Spanish architecture could be seen here. In 1985, the old town of Salamanca was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

The main attractions of Salamanca are the Square of Plaza Major (1729-1750., One of the brightest samples of local architectural style) located on it buildings of the municipality and the royal pavilion, as well as the nearby Church of San Martin (XII in.). Do not inferior to them Palace Casa de Las Conchor (1493-1503.), Gothic Church of San Benito (1104 g., Restored in 1490 g.), the complex of the famous Universidad de Salamanca (Alfonso IX was founded in 1218.) with a tiny domestic area of ​​patio de las-eskoelas and museum of Salamanca in the elegant mansion of the fifteenth century, the Church of Santa Eulalia (XII-XIII centuries.), Augustinian Monastery of La Purisima with the church of the same name (XVII in.), Cathedral-Vieha Cathedrals (XII-XV centuries., The organ of the cathedral located in the chapel of Kapilla de Obispo-Diego de Nonna is the oldest in Europe – XIV in.) and Catedral Nueva (XVI-XVII centuries., One of the latest samples of Spanish Gothic), Museum of Modern and Decorative Arts Behind Cedral-Viekhi, Gothic Torre del Aire Tower (XV in.) and church of Sancti Spiritus.

An unusual San Marcos Church (XII-XIII centuries.), Church of San Tome (Saint-Thomas) and the monastery of Santa Clara, College of Calatrava Order (XVI in.), tower CLORERO (XV in.), College of La Clecess (XVII in.), Church of San Benito and the Grand Palace of Palacio de Monterrey (XVI in.), Convent De Las Ursulas Monastery (XVI in.) With an unusual tower architecture, a magnificent Renaissance monastery of Kolekhio del Arsobspa-Fonseca (XIV-XVI centuries.) and a huge monastery of Convention de San Esteban (XV-XVI centuries., Impeccable example of the style of a planssic) with a museum of church art and the gallery Claust-de-Los Reyes (XVI in.), as well as picturesque monasteries of Convento de Las Duenas (XVI in.) and Convention de Santa Clara (XIII in.).

The monument of Columbus in the Square of the same name, Roman Bridge Puente Romano (I in. N. NS., Rebuilt in XVII in.) and the nearby Church of Iglesia de Santiago (XII in.), Salina Palaces, Garci Grande, Solis (all – XVI in.) and ana (XVIII in.), small church of San Sebastian (1731 g.), Casa de las Muertas ("Dead house", XVI B.) and the nearby house-museum of the philosopher Miguel de Unomuno, the small Church of San Juan de Barbalos (XII in.) And the monastery of Santa Cruz (XVII.), as well as an open theater Breton with a bunk arcade.

Around Salamanca worth visiting a small town Alba de Tormes (20 km south-east of Salamanca) with his monastery of Convention de Las Carmelitas, founded by Sveti Teresa in 1571; Famous with its oldest walls and dozen Romanesque churches town SAMOR (62 km north of Salamanca), the place of the famous battle of 1476 – the city Toro (the main military citadel of the Castilian kings in the north-west of the country), known as "Alhambra Castilia" town Tordesillas (It was here that an agreement was signed on the division of spheres of influence in the new world between Spain and Portugal), one of the largest castles of the region – Castillo de la Moth (XII-XV in.) v Medina del Campo, Quiet city Ciudad Rodrigo With its oldest defensive structures and mansions, the Dé Las Batuekas Natural Park, as well as the picturesque mountainous areas of Sierra Penas de Francia (1723 m) with a charming old village La Olberka (50 km southeast of Siudad Rodrigo), announced by the National Monument.

Reviews and studies of trips

Salamanca: House with shells, Plasa Major and San Esteban

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Cities of Spain Salamanca

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Salamanca: Cathedral, Roofs, University

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