In Spain, on the River Tormes, there is the important university city of Salamanca, the capital of the province of the same name. The town experienced its greatest prosperity in the 16th century. as the oldest university in Europe. The historic city center attracts tourists with its sights from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, etc. Salamanca also boasts the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in Europe. The square of the square is surrounded by flashy palaces and arcade buildings, where you will find pubs, restaurants and cafes today. The square is also decorated with several portraits of prominent personalities, such as Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes, and others. After dark, a variety of musicians, jugglers and street artists take care of the entertainment at Plaza Mayor.
Plaza de Anaya is another beautiful square, and there is also a massive Catedral Nueva decorated with Renaissance sculptures. It houses a gilded statue of the Virgin Mary of Vega from the 12th century.
Another major sight of the city is the Casa de las Conchas, which now houses a public library. It is also worth mentioning the Capilla de Talavera Chapel with an interesting Mudéjar vault. You can also see the Mudéjar style on the Torre del Clavero, a relic of a medieval castle.
The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218 and its beautiful buildings can be found on Calle Serranos and C. Libreros. One of the most beautiful buildings is the Escuelas Mayores with its beautiful façade and its interiors.
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