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Salamanca, a World Heritage Site and European City of Culture in 2002, is a tresure in terms of art, culture, life and enyojability. Just walking along its streets is the best way to discover at every corners, monuments, medieval towers alongside plateresque façades, and Baroque reredoses in Modernist buildings. This is a dynamic, welcoming city, the fruit of its position on the Vía de la Plata and its university history (Salamanca boasts the most ancient university in Europe) and the best site to learn Spanish in Spain with DICE Salamanca.

Its Plaza Mayor, the main square and heart of the city life, it an authentic jewel of Alberto Churringuera. It is the authentic center of the city, both of culture and leisure.

What you can’t absolutely miss are then: la Casa de las Conchas, a visit to the University and to the Art Nuveau Museum, and finally, of course, to the magnificient Cathedral, divided into the newest and the oldest part.

Salamanca is also the perfect base from which touring the province. Two major cultural itineraries, the so-called Vía de la Plata ("Silver Road") and the Camino de la Lengua Castellana ("Road of the Spanish Language") cross the province of Salamanca, offering visitors interesting historic towns and natural beauty spots, as well as local cuisine of recognised standing.

The province of Salamanca can be toured by following interesting itineraries. One of these is the so-called Vía de la Plata ("Silver Route"), a Roman road that linked Seville and Astorga and was later used by the pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostela. This itinerary through the province takes in Alba de Tormes, Guijuelo and Béjar. Romanesque-Mudejar churches, drying sheds for ham with Label Guarantee status and medieval constructions are, respectively, some of the area's charms.

The Sierra de Francia range also comprises other unmissable sites, such as La Alberca, a village with National Historic Heritage status, and Miranda del Castañar, an Historic-Artistic Site, as well as natural beauty spots such as the Peña de Francia rock and the Las Batuecas valley.

The so-called Campo Charro leads on to Ciudad Rodrigo, one of the province's most historic places, and to the Sierra de Gata mountain range. Meanwhile, the river Tormes reveals the historic towns that have gradually emerged along its banks, such as Almenara de Tormes, Ledesma and San Felices de los Gallegos.