Salamanca University

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Wedged between the Plaza Mayor area and the Tormes River you'll find the Salamanca University quarter.

In a nutshell
Once the core of Salamanca's religious life, the source of Salamanca's prestige, the seat of Spain's academic glory, and the inspiration for Salamanca's distinction as one of the world's "four leading lights," the Salamanca University quarter continues to live up to its lofty historical and cultural reputation. From funky museums to unparalleled architectural marvels, you'll quickly see why Salamanca has garnered the nickname "ciudad dorada," or golden city.

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