Plan what to see in Salamanca: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, amazing activities, cultural events, accommodation recommendations.
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When we speaking of Salamanca, we talk about its history, about its culture, about its knowledge, about its universities, of thought, of its heritage, of the City of Spanish……..
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The origins of Salamanca were dated back to about 2700 years ago during the early Iron Age when the first inhabitants settled in the Ribera del Rio Tormes. Since then the city has witnessed the passage of different settlements such as vacceos, vetones, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims.
Salamanca hosts the Oldest University in Spain in active and was the first in Europe who held the title of University by royal decree. The University of Salamanca is attached to the Universal History because for its facilities have occurred as relevant as facts:
- Welcoming the first university woman of the world, Beatriz Galindo
- During the 1508-1509 year, Lucia Medrano worked at the University of Salamanca as the first university professor of the world.
- The humanist Antonio de Nebrija (as a teacher of grammar and rhetoric at the University of Salamanca) was the author of the first Spanish Grammar with the creation of a Latin-Spanish dictionary in 1492 and other Spanish-Latin in 1494.
- Antonio de Nebrija was also the first person in the western world in claiming copyright.
- At the University of Salamanca also they were organized the preparations for the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to America . In addition, in its cloister the council met to discuss the project.
- The Old Library of the University of Salamanca was the first in history to pay a salary to its librarian.
- Professor at the University of Salamanca, Fray Luis de Leon made a partial translation of the Bible into Spanish.
- Also at the University of Salamanca, the religious Luis Ramirez de Lucena wrote in 1496 a book in which for the first time all the rules of chess appeared unified (rules that the people are using currently). This first edition is the oldest preserved book of chess.
In addition to everything mentioned above Salamanca,keeps since ancient times titles as “Very Noble” and “Very Loyal”. King Alfonso XIII granted it the distinction of “Charitable and Hospitaller” and the Regional Government granted it in 1985, 1997 and 2007 the distinction of “Very Cultured”, “Docta” and “Knew”. Also in 1988 UNESCO declared the Old City of Salamanca as a World Heritage Site.
After knowing all this cultural wealth, in this article we propose you the keys to organize your break to this special city, in it will show you the most important places to see in the city, its cuisine, its history, accommodations, activities, events and recommendations.
Places to see in Salamanca
|Startes||Broad beans to the Salantina Style elaborated with chorizo and tips of ham, potatoes with chorizo and Calderillo which is a typical stew made with potato and beef seasoned with red pepper, onion and bay leaf .|
|Meats||Meat from morucha an autoctonous breed, being darker than the Traditional beef, minced beef, lamb chops on the grill, the lamb to the Astiz, roast lamb, roast baby goat and stuffing chicken to the Salamantina Style.|
|Fish||Tormes trout and cod bejarana.|
|Desserts||Scone Maimon, omelet of rice and sugar, egg sweet, rosquillas of Ledesma and amarguillos.|
|Wines and Drinks||Wine from the appellation of origin of Arribes del Duero.|
|Other Products||Salamanca typical craftsmanship plus Iberico ham and Iberico cold cuts|
Accomodation in Salamanca
History of Salamanca
|Vacceos settlements and Vetones in the old city of Salmantica Celtibérica.|
|Assault starring the Carthaginian general Hannibal, accompanied by a squadron of forty elephants exotic.|
|S. I B.C.C||The Roman bridge is constructed becoming in passage of one of the most important Roman roads of Spain|
|712||With the Muslim invasion of the peninsula, Musa bin Nusayr conquer the city|
|939||A shy repopulation of the waterfront of Tormes that will have no success starts against the still all-powerful Caliphate.|
|1102||Raimundo of Burgundy goes to town with a large group of people from diverse backgrounds, by order of his father in law Alfonso VI.|
|1253||Creation of the University of Salamanca, by royal decree of Alfonso X later ratified by Pope Alexander IV|
|1311||The August 12, 1311 was born within its walls the only king of Castile and Leon that has given the city, Alfonso XI the Just.|
|1520||Salamanca was united to movement Community of Castilla against the new taxes demanded Carlos I in the Cortes and in defending of his textile manufacturing against their privileges of the exporters of wool.|
|1729||Construction of the imposing baroque Plaza Mayor.|
|1809||Salamanca, was occupied by French troops of Marshal Soult.|
|1873||After the proclamation of the First Republic, Salamanca suffered a cantonal uprising that was suppressed.|
|1936||The Episcopal Palace was the residence and center under General Franco.|
|1988||The city was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.|
|2002||The city was named European Capital of Culture.|
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