Salamanca Travel Guide - Introduction
Welcome to Salamanca, Spain's "Golden City"!
Salamanca is known for its amazing architecture, all composed of the same shimmering sandstone that gave Salamanca its "Golden City" nickname. In 2002, Salamanca was appointed "Cultural Capital of Europe"; with beautiful cathredrals, old university buildings and the breathtaking Plaza Mayor - considered the most beautiful in Spain - , it definitely lives up to the title.
The city is home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Numerous architects, philosophers and artists have passed through the university's doors and subsequently left their marks on the city. A large part of today's population is composed of students, which have helped spark a notoriously famous nightlife and all sorts of fun bars and clubs.