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The most graceful city in Spain, SALAMANCA was for four centuries the seat of one of the world's most prestigious universities, at the intellectual heart of the burgeoning Spanish crown's enterprise. Cortes and St Ignatius of Loyola were students, while Columbus came here in 1486 in an initially unsuccessful attempt to persuade a commission of inquiry to back his exploration plans. City and university declined in later centuries, and much damage was done during the Napoleonic Wars, but the Salamanca of today presents a uniformly gorgeous ensemble from Spain's Golden Age, given a perfect harmony …
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NH Palacio de Castellanos

This is a converted palace where the cloisters and patio are one of Spain's finest examples of 15th and 16th-century Hispano-Flemish art and architecture. Its historic ...

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Catedral Nueva

The sense of space, harmony and light created by the enormous height of the naves is what makes the interior so special. There are three naves and 14 chapels in ...

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Parrilla de la Calleja

In addition to the excellent food, this restaurant also offers an unbeatable location in the heart of the old town, just a minute's walk from Plaza Mayor . It serves authentic regional dishes ...