Puente Romano y Catedral de Salamanca
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In Western Spain, you will find the city of Salamanca. It is a place that is rich with history and culture, arts and entertainment. The Old city of Salamanca has been recognized to bear highly relevant points of history; this is the reason for its protection and become one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1988.

The city of Salamanca has also gained its reputation with the moniker “The Golden City”. This was not derived from literal terms; rather it was because of the sandstone renaissance structures that are unique from the specific type of stone used called the Villamayor stone. Another famous destination in this place is the Plaza Mayor. It can accommodate around twenty thousand guests. In the earlier times, it was the place where bullfights were done. Nowadays it is now the main venue for concerts and other performances.

The structures all around Salamanca are truly a must-see. These sites will hold you in awe even before you actually enter the premises of the building. Some of these structures are built for the purpose of education, a great number are meant to be places of religion while others are for the enrichment of the city’s culture and industry.

Some of the churches include the church of la Celerecia, Iglesia Parroquial de Villar de la Yegua, Convent of San Esteban and the new Cathedral of Salamanca. Perhaps even when you are not a devout of the catholic faith, you will feel much serenity and peace as you enter the grounds of these sacred places. If you would like to learn more about the history and other pertinent information of the city of Salamanca, you can visit the Museo de Art Deco Y Art Nouveau Casa Lis, La Casa de las Conchas, Casa de las Muertes and the Spanish Civil War Archive.

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