WHERE IS SALAMANCA?Situation of Salamanca in Spain Situation of Salamanca in Castilla and LeónSalamanca is located in northern Spanish Plateau, on the banks of the River Tormes. Theclimate can be included in the category of moderate, but close to the extreme limit. It belongs to the humid temperate climate in the classification of Koeppen, and has a distinctly continental.
FLAG, EMBLEM AND POPULATION.Salamanca is a Spanish city, capital of the province, located in theautonomous community of Castilla y Leon. It has a population of 154,462 inhabitants, and its metropolitan area reaches 213,399 (as of 2010), making it the second most populated area of the
CLIMATEThe climate can be included in the category of moderate, but closeto the extreme limit. It belongs to the humid temperate climate in the classification of Koeppen, and has a distinctly continental.The winters are long and cold weather (160 days) and the summersshort and hot more (100 days). The absolute minimum temperatureobserved to date, from -20 ° C, was recorded on February 5, 1963, and the absolute maximum of 39.8 ° C, was recorded on July 31, 1947. The average annual number of days the sky is completely clear is 80, and the annual average insolation increases to 2586 hours.
LOCAL CELEBRATIONS June 12, San Juan de Sahagun, patron of the city.September 8, Virgen de la Vega, the patron saint of the city. Open the week of fairs and festivals. Water Monday, the Monday following Easter June 1-15 (approximately), International Arts Festival of Castilla y León Easter in Salamanca, declared of International Tourist Interest in 2003.27
MONUMENTS Plaza Mayor: of Baroque style, designed by architects Alberto and Nicolás Churriguera is the most important of public spaces and the heart of the city.
MONUMENTS Campo de San Francisco First public garden in the city on grounds of the former convent of San Francisco Real.
MONUMENTS Huerto de Calixto y Melibea : Garden near to the cathedrals where, some say, lies the plot of the novel La Celestina by Fernando de Rojas. Besides it are remains of the Roman Walls.
MONUMENTS Plaza del Corrillo : Small square adjacent to the Plaza Mayor. On the left is the Romanesque church of San Martín and the right a series of houses with porches formed by columns of stone completed in pads representing the days of the week (a moon for the Monday, a Mars for Tuesday, etc.)
UNIVERSITY The University of Salamanca (Spanish: Universidad de Salamanca) is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid and close to Portugal. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European
Other important information THE FROG Tradition says that the finding of the Frog indicates good loock and in relation to the students, who will approve their studies if they see it without help, hence when they reach the city will examine its fate,
CATHEDRAL The New Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Nueva) is, together with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of Salamanca, Spain. It was constructed between the 16th in and 18th centuries in two styles: late Gothic and Baroque. Building began in 1513 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1733. It was commissioned by Ferdinand V of Castile of Spain. It was declared a national monument by royal decree in 1887. cite_ref-garcia_0-01 The building began at a time when the gothic style was becoming
Other important information ASTRONAUT OF THE CATHEDRAL OF SALAMANCA "The history of the astronaut goes back to when Salamanca hosted the Ages of Man in 1993, and therefore decided to restore the Puerta de
GASTRONOMY Gastronomy in the province of Salamanca is the set of dishes and culinary customs of the province of Salamanca Meets : hornazo of Salamanca, Hare with rice
CELEBRITIES Diego de Torres Villarroel: writer, poet, playwright, physician, mathematician, priest and professor at the University of Salamanca.
CELEBRITIES Charo Lopez Lopez Maria del Rosario Piñuelas (Salamanca, October 28, 1943), known as Charo Lopez is a Spanish actress
CELEBRITIESZacut Abraham, mathematician, astronomer and historian . They aren`t photos avaiables.
ECONOMYThe citys economy is dominated by the university and tourism, but other sectors including agriculture and livestock rearingalong with construction and manufacturing are also significant. Not surprisingly, in December 2007 83% of the workingpopulation, equivalent to 55,838, were employed in the service sector.
PLACES Old quarter of the city --------> no find Irish College --------> C/ Fonseca, 2 Church of San Marcos -----------> C/ Zamora - Plaza del Ejército Church of Sancti Spiritus ----------> Sancti Spiritus, 34Convent of Las Claras ----------> C/ de Santa Clara, 2 y 12; C/ del Lucero 2 y 18 Convent-House of Santa Teresa ---------> C/ Crespo Rascón, 19 Church of San Juan de Barbalos -----------> Square. San Juan Bautista, 2 - C/ Luis Sevillano, 2 Church of San Cristobal -------------> Square of San Cristobal, 8