Old City of Salamanca, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 40° 57.900 W 005° 39.845
30T E 275816 N 4538290
Quick Description: The city with one of the oldest universities in Europe
Location: Castilla y León, Spain
Date Posted: 9/11/2014 7:08:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMMF4H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
This ancient university town north-west of Madrid was first conquered by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. It then became a Roman settlement before being ruled by the Moors until the 11th century. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, reached its high point during Salamanca's golden age.
The city's historic centre has important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.
With the Plaza Mayor, Clerecía (Jesuit seminary), college of Calatrava, Colegio San Ambrosio and the churches of San Sebastián and Santa Cruz de Canizares, the New Cathedral and San Esteban, Salamanca is one of the essential centres of a dynasty of architects, decorators and sculptors from Catalonia, the Churriguera. The Churrigueresque style also exerted considerable influence in the 18th century in the countries of Latin America.
Source: World Heritage Site
The coordinates were taken at the Plaza Mayor.
Type: Site

Reference number: 381

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