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Salamanca (Wednesday, October 24, 2012) Convent of San Esteban interior. The church facade, complete with it's 'dustcover' and fine ornamentation that seems to turn to gold when touched by sunlight, constitutes one of the most complete illustrations of Spanish Renaissance. The beautiful convent cloister combines a Gothic design with Renaissance decorative elements, as is the case with buildings erected throughout the 16th century. Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. With a metropolitan population around 192,000 it is the second most populated urban area in Castile and León, after Valladolid (369,000), and closely followed by Leon (187,000) and Burgos (176,000)...It is the most important university city in Spain and supplies 16% of Spain's market for the teaching of the Spanish language.[1][2] Salamanca attracts thousands of international students,[3] generating a diverse environment...It is situated approximately 200 km (120 mi) west of the Spanish capital Madrid and 80 km (50 mi) east of the Portuguese border. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest western university, but the first to be given its status by a Pope (Alexander IV).Photo: joliphotos.com
Salamanca (Wednesday, October 24, 2012) Convent of San Esteban interior. The church facade, complete with it's 'dustcover' and fine ornamentation that seems to turn to gold when touched by sunlight, constitutes one of the most complete illustrations of Spanish Renaissance. The beautiful convent cloister combines a Gothic design with Renaissance decorative elements, as is the case with buildings erected throughout the 16th century. Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the...
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