Salamanca

a charming paragon of university life and Spanish vitality

 

Plaza Mayor  - the town plaza at Salamanca SpainThere is an instant and unique charm particular to the city of Salamanca to which anyone who has set foot there can attest. The most striking thing upon arrival in the city is the unity of its historical center; as you walk along its ancient streets immersed, lost among the alleyways between breathtaking monuments. Luckily, all roads lead to the breathtakingly perfect Plaza Mayor. This impressive pedestrian main square lined with cafes and shops is considered the living room of Salamanca for good reason: no one ever wants to leave.

The city is just large enough for you to lose yourself in it and find your way to one of its tremendous tapas bars. Here, in central Spain, pork is king. There is no better place to try the famous Serrano ham than in the province of Salamanca, but there is more.

Endless streets of restaurants specializing in tapas serve up fresh grilled meats with a larger variety of cuts in pork than you can wrap your head around, and that does not include all the cured, stewed, roasted, and fried varieties. Even if you are not into meat, with this many dining options it would be impossible to go hungry.

Salamanca is fortunate enough to have one of the three oldest Universities in Europe: the University of Salamanca. Since 1218 the city’s pride has been its university. With the massive student population of the University of Salamanca, the Pontifical University, and countless cultural and educational programs it has to offer, it is understandable that the city breathes such vitality.

Whether for its historical charm, gourmet gets, or study opportunities, it is no wonder that people have chosen to come here consistently over its long history. 

We offer life-changing experiences through cultural adventures and study abroad opportunities.

 

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