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Old December 13th, 2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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Salamanca (Spain)

These photos were taken in Salamanca, a beautiful university city in central Spain (Castile and Leon). The town conserves many Renaissance monuments built with unique golden sandstone.


PLAZA MAYOR






UNIVERSIDAD



UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA




CATEDRALES





CONVENTO DE SAN ESTEBAN







CLERECIA





CASA DE LAS CONCHAS






TORRE DEL CLAVERO



PUENTE ROMANO




PALACIO DE MONTERREY




PALACIO DE ANAYA



PALACIO DE LA SALINA



CONVENTO DE LAS DUEÑAS



IGLESIA ROMÁNICA: STO TOMÁS CANTURIENSE



HUERTO DE CALIXTO Y MELIBEA



- STREETS AND SQUARES –

Veracruz



Sto. Domingo





Rua Mayor



Plaza de los bandos



Plaza de Anaya



Compañía




Balmes




Zamora



Bordadores




Libreros



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Old December 13th, 2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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WOOOOOOOOW!! What a beautiful city!! I missed it til now on my trips to Spain - what a pity!

Thanks for these great pics. Isn't the university one of the oldest in the world after Bologna?
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Old December 13th, 2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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Hi Kuesel. Yeah, the University of Salamanca is one of the oldest in the entire world, founded by King Alfonso IX in 1243, shortly after the Universities of Bologna and Paris.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 11:02 PM   #4
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Really great photos. How big is the city and is it just for the students? I guess, they might be quite often disturbed by the tourists.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 12:03 AM   #5
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Salamanca have about 180,000 inhabitants, with 38,000 students living there (including foreign students of whom there are a considerable number, spanish courses industry is relevant in the town). It is a touristic city but not massively touristic. It is small in size and almost everything is reachable on foot.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 03:45 AM   #6
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The golden color of the buildings is awesome!I have to visit this city...
The dome of Clerecia is beautiful btw
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Old December 15th, 2004, 09:43 PM   #7
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Salamanca have the moust beatiful "plaza mayor" in Spain
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Old December 16th, 2004, 03:09 AM   #8
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just amazing
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Old December 19th, 2004, 11:12 PM   #9
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Great pics, Hiram. You´re an artist!

More pics

Catedral





Casa de las conchas





Casa Lis



Universidad



Patio de escuelas



Colegio de Fonseca







San Marcos



Rua



Calle Zamora



Calle Toro

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Old December 20th, 2004, 12:32 AM   #10
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I'm speechless

Plaza Mayor is simply astonishing!!!
(were can I find a bigger picture to use as a wallpaper?)

The University is also very nice, reminds of me some Indian Temples, with all
that curvings.

BRAVO Salamanca
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Old December 20th, 2004, 07:40 AM   #11
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Beautiful architecture, clean streets and picturesque views.But pictures give me a depressing feeling about the city, depressing or something I can't describe, something dark. I don't know!
Beautiful architecture again, thanx for posting them
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Old December 20th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #12
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It's maybe really one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen - and I only know the city by name (first even from Asterix ) and university. How comes that such a beautiful place has gotten so forgotten? I visited a lot of places in Spain like Granada, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Malaga, Ronda, Figueiras, Valencia... and know people who travelled around the country as well, but I NEVER before saw pics of this wonderful place!
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Old January 18th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #13
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Splendid images of a splendid town. If we consider that cities could compit whitout considering proportions/size/population/importance , Salamanca would perfectly be considered the most beautiful city in Spain, the most armonic and perfect group of buildings joined together in a short space.

Surprisingly, I think is not very well known outside Spain.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hiram
Hi Kuesel. Yeah, the University of Salamanca is one of the oldest in the entire world, founded by King Alfonso IX in 1243, shortly after the Universities of Bologna and Paris.

the university of salamanca was created in 1218 by alfonso IX

http://www.usal.es/web-usal/Universi...Historia.shtml
sorry the page is in spanish so i'll tranlate the important part.

''in the year of 1218 the king alfonso IX of Leon creates the university of salamanca which is considered as the oldest one in spain''
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Great pics and great city. I love Salamanca.
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wwwoooooo!!!!!!, that's great site. Everybody would have to go at least four times each ten years. Magnificent. Highlysb rate 10/10
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It's maybe really one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen - and I only know the city by name (first even from Asterix ) and university. How comes that such a beautiful place has gotten so forgotten? I visited a lot of places in Spain like Granada, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Malaga, Ronda, Figueiras, Valencia... and know people who travelled around the country as well, but I NEVER before saw pics of this wonderful place!
thats the best part of this site, we see places that we never now taht they exist Kuezel
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One of the most beautiful towns in Spain!

Salamanca: the Golden Town
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Old March 19th, 2005, 05:29 AM   #19
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Quote:
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I'm speechless

(were can I find a bigger picture to use as a wallpaper?)

You can looking for here:

Salamanca 2005
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Quote:
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the university of salamanca was created in 1218 by alfonso IX

http://www.usal.es/web-usal/Universi...Historia.shtml
sorry the page is in spanish so i'll tranlate the important part.

''in the year of 1218 the king alfonso IX of Leon creates the university of salamanca which is considered as the oldest one in spain''
The first university in Spain was created in Palencia in 1208 by the king Alfonso VIII.


http://www.turwl.com/capital/historia/historia.htm
http://www.palencia-turismo.com/historia.htm
http://www.guiasnaranjas.com/es/inde...re2/gpalencia/
http://www.minusval2000.com/version3...Leon/palencia/

The links are in Spanish but all of them say the same.
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