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Salamanca awakens all senses
Salamanca boasting the oldest university in Spain, Salamanca is a cosmopolitan city which has upheld its traditions. The Plaza Mayor (Main Square) is a prime universal example of plateresque architecture and the most illustrious writers of the golden age crowned it the most beautiful city of all. The El Cielo (sky) ceiling frescos of the university symbolise the city's international standing.
Salamanca is the Ciudad Dorada (gilded city), a stone campus, a pupil's outdoor blackboard and the birthplace of the most creative plateresque architecture, as can be seen on every building.
With its many sights and the Río Tormes (river) lapping at its southern end, Salamanca awakens all senses. Its streets have been taken over by artistic manifestations. The oldest university in Spain can be found and every day people of different skin colours swarm around its streets, revealing the city's international nature: Salamanca is cosmopolitan.
The amazing plateresque Plaza Mayor was and is today a living room for the people of Salamanca. Neighbours, tourists and students have made it their regular route for a stroll, meeting point, hang-out for a chat, resting place, place for spending leisure time and reading.