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A view of the city of Salamanca

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The University of Salamanca

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Students at the University of Salamanca today ...

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... and yesterday.

Painting of "Class at the University of Salamanca" by Martín Cervera, 1614
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Courtyard at the University of Salamanca

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The plateresque façade of the University of Salamanca.

Plateresque, meaning "in the manner of a silversmith," was a Spanish artistic movement that appeared between the late Gothic and early Renaissance in the late 15th century.
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Old library at the University of Salamanca

The old library, dating to the the 15th century, featured on its ceiling "Cielo de Salamanca," a mural attributed to Fernando Gallego. During the library’s reconstruction in the 18th century, most of the painting collapsed, but a portion remained hidden for nearly 200 years behind the ceiling of the new structure. It has since been restored and returned to the university's museum. The library holds more than 160,000 volumes.
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King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

The royal patrons of the University of Salamanca.
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Ancient streets of Salamanca

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The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca

The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca is a popular gathering spot for students, day ...
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. . . and night.
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