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  Salamanca Study Abroad, Spain
Salamanca has a sizable population (about 180,000), which allows it to offer students the advantages of a city.
Salamanca also tends to be off the beaten track for tourists so there are less of the influences associated with tourism and modern development that have affected many of the other cities in Spain.
All in all, Salamanca provides some unparalleled benefits for the student who wants to study abroad in Spain with the comfortable feeling of a university town and the convenience of a city that could have been designed for students.
www.studyabroad.com /salamanca.html   (555 words)

  
  Learn Spanish in Salamanca. Salamanca Spanish School
Salamanca is large enough to be able to offer the advantages of a big city but, at the same time, it has the friendly atmosphere of a small town.
Salamanca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as “La Dorada” -the golden city- because of the golden glow of its sandstone buildings.
Salamanca is normally cold in the winter, with the sun breaking through for a few hours a day.
www.donquijote.org /english/salamanca.asp   (451 words)

  
  Salamanca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salamanca (population 156,007 (2002)) is a castilian city in central Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon.
At the height of the university, in the 16th century, one in five of Salamanca's residents was a student, and the city's fortunes depended on those of the university.
In the Peninsular War of the Napoleonic campaigns, the Battle of Salamanca, fought July 22, 1812, was a serious setback for the French, and a mighty setback for Salamanca, whose western quarter was seriously damaged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salamanca   (879 words)

  
 Salamanca: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Salamanca, the inhabitants are said to speak the "purest" Spanish (The Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain) of Spain, Castilian (additional info and facts about Castilian), a reputation it shares with Valladolid (additional info and facts about Valladolid).
Salamanca is the site of the archive of the Spanish Civil War (Civil war in Spain in which General Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican government; during the war Spain became a battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries; 1936-1939) (Archivo General de la Guerra Civil Española).
In 2002 Salamanca shared with Bruges (A city in northwestern Belgium; connected by canal to the North Sea; the old city is a popular tourist attraction) the title of European Capital of Culture.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/salamanca.htm   (696 words)

  
 Salamanca - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salamanca (population 156,006 (2002)) is a city in central Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon.
The city lies on a plateau by the Tormes river which is crossed by a bridge 500 ft long built on 26 arches, fifteen of which are of Roman origin, while the remainder date from the 16th century.
In the Peninsular War of the Napoleonic campaigns, the Battle of Salamanca, fought July 22, 1812,was a serious setback for the French, and a mighty setback for Salamanca, whose western quarter was seriously damaged.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /salamanca.htm   (649 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Salamanca
Diocese in Spain; comprises the civil Provinces of Salamanca, Cáceres, Avila, and Léon, and is bounded on the north by Zamora, on the east by Avila and Valladolic, on the south by Cáceres, and on the west by Portugal.
Its territory formed the southern portion of the ancient Vetonia, and the existence of the city of Salamanca in the Roman period is evidenced by a pretentious bridge over the River Tornes, with twenty-seven arches, measuring 500 paces in length, and probably erected in the time of Trajan.
The See of Salamanca is of unknown origin, probably dating back to the generation immediately after the Apostles, in which generation St. Secundus is said to have founded the Diocese of Avila.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13391b.htm   (1156 words)

  
 Salamanca Spanish School
Salamanca lies on a plateau by the Tormes river and is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe.
The Spanish Schools school in Salamanca is situated in the heart of the historic city center.
Salamanca is a typical university city attracting thousands of students from all over the world.
www.spanishunlimited.com /su/ss/dest/salamanca.asp   (697 words)

  
 Learning to speak Spanish in Salamanca, Spain
Magical, because the ideal elements are here to be able to study in peace and a good atmosphere, combined with the possibility to go out and have a good time after a heavy day.
For this reason Salamanca is enormously popular with people all over the world who want to learn Spanish.
The school in Salamanca is situated in the heart of the historic city center.
www.allspanish.net /allspanish/salamanca.asp   (619 words)

  
 University of Salamanca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Salamanca (Spanish Universidad de Salamanca), located in the town of Salamanca, west-northwest of Madrid, is the oldest university in Spain, and one of the oldest in Europe.
In spite of the launch of the Spanish Inquisition, expulsion of the Jews, and the conquest of Granada, there was a certain professionalization of the apparatus of the state.
In conjunction with the University of Cambridge, the University of Salamanca co-founded the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) in 1989.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/University_of_Salamanca   (343 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Salamanca
The Battle of Salamanca was fought among the Arapiles hills near Salamanca in Spain on July 22, 1812, and resulted in an Anglo-Portuguese tactical victory under Lord Wellington against the French under marshal Marmont.
The province of Salamanca (population 363.000), situated in the South-west corner of Castile and León on the borders with Extremadura and Portugal, covers an area of 12.336 sq.
If the stones of Salamanca cast their spell on the previous itineray, they will not only continue to do so now but will indeed conjure up knights and saints, nobility and clergy, swords and cross.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Salamanca   (2597 words)

  
 Salamanca
Salamanca, the golden university city, "the pinnacle, the greatest triumph and honor that Spain has ever had", wrote one historian at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.
Done in the highly ornate Salamanca Plateresque style of the Spanish High Renaissance at the start of the 16th century, the facade is a brilliant and refined jewel of architectural sculpture.
There are two cathedrals in Salamanca, standing side by side at the southern edge of the town, on the hill overlooking the Rio Tormes, where the Roman bridge crosses the river.
www.shawnk.com /plazas/Salamanca.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Salamanca the province and city in Spain
Salamanca has been occupied since prehistoric times, proved by cave paintings in the south.
The streets of Salamanca are both an education and a pleasure and you will often stumble across a plaza or a courtyard in which to sit and watch life go by.
Salamanca is a wonderful city to visit, no matter how long your stay.
www.idealspain.com /Pages/Places/Salamanca.htm   (652 words)

  
 Spanish courses in Salamanca, Spain
Salamanca is a relatively small friendly and welcoming city, situated in the north west of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Castile and Leon region some 200 Km.
The University of Salamanca is the oldest in Spain and one of the first in Europe, together with those of Paris, Oxford and Bologna.
Salamanca is at the heart of The Ruta de la Plata, from which you can visit interesting cities such as Madrid, Ávila, León, Oporto, Lisbon, Cáceres, etc...
www.universpain.com /Spanish/Salamanca.php   (413 words)

  
 Salamanca Spanish Language School in Salamanca Spain
In Salamanca, the inhabitants speak the "purest" Spanish in Spain - Castilian.
Salamanca is the home of the world’s second oldest university.
Salamanca is the perfect place to go out and have a good time.
www.dq-salamanca.com   (362 words)

  
 Learn Spanish in Salamanca, Spain
Salamanca, known as Spain's "Golden City," is home to the world's 5th oldest university and a wealth of gorgeous historical buildings.
Salamanca was named the "European Culture Capital" of 2002, which will serve as no surprise to anyone who's seen the city's ornately adorned cathedrals and university buildings.
A plethora of renowned Spanish philosophers, writers and artists have passed through the halls of Salamanca's universities, yet its inhabitants are humble, friendly people who warmly encourage foreigners to join in the fun and learn their language.
www.enforex.com /spain-salamanca.html   (400 words)

  
 Salamanca   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salamanca is often referred to as the "Golden Town." After viewing some photographs of the buildings, you should understand the reason why.
Once in awhile, the Catholic King and Queen came to Salamanca, and King Felipe II was married to María of Portugal in the city.
The University of Salamanca is one of the oldest in the world, founded by King Alfonso IX in 1243, shortly after the Universities of Bologna and Paris.
www.ltcconline.net /barclay/courses/Study_in_Spain/salamanca.htm   (837 words)

  
 Salamanca : Battle of Salamanca : Napoleonic Wars : Peninsular War : Bonaparte
He arrived at Salamanca on 21 July, but the only fighting was an initial series of fierce light-infantry skirmishes.
The terrain around Salamanca was filled with dead ground that hid many areas from view and he thought the left wing of Wellington's army was only a small rearguard force.
Salamanca was the decisive battle Wellington had needed to prise open France's grip on the Peninsula.
www.napoleonguide.com /battle_salamanca.htm   (616 words)

  
 Salamanca, Spain
In Salamanca's urban centre, old and new, culture and work, blend together seamlessly, allowing visitors and residents alike to enjoy the city fully.
These are monuments built from Villamayor stone, giving Salamanca that famous golden hue which Unamuno immortalised with his words: "...plateresco rosal de otoño, con su encendida amarillez en la tarde del Renacimiento de la hojas..." ("plateresque autumnal rosebush, with its yellow light, illuminated in the evening Renaissance of the leaves).
The arts also had their Golden Age in Salamanca: Francisco de Vitoria, Nebrija with his first Gramática (Grammar), Fray Luis de León, Fernando de Rojas and his world-famous work La Celestina set in the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea, Cervantes, and many other authors spent time in and immortalised Salamanca in their works.
worldfacts.us /Spain-Salamanca.htm   (1333 words)

  
 ISA: Salamanca - Spain - Study Abroad Programs - Study Abroad with ISA
Salamanca was the first program site where the initial group of ISA students studied abroad in 1987.
Salamanca (180,000) is described by many as the ideal study abroad location because of the outstanding academic possibilities, assorted cultural opportunities, and proximity to Madrid.
In 2002, Salamanca, a city already rich in cultural activity, was named the European Capital of Culture, bringing even more events in art, music, dance, and intellectual pursuits.
www.studiesabroad.com /programs/country/spain/city/salamanca   (329 words)

  
 Digital Guide of Salamanca - The city   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salamanca is not only famous for being a university city, but also for having two cathedrals, equally beautiful, each one with its own styley.
Plaza Anaya is dominated by the impressive neoclassic façade of Palacio de Anaya and the northern façade of Catedral Nueva.
Salamanca is one of the Spanish cities that conserves a lot of its historical past.
www.guia-digital.com /salamanca/laciudad_en/arteyarquitectura_en.cfm   (436 words)

  
 The School of Salamanca
The University of Salamanca, one of the oldest universities in the world (founded 1218), was a prominent Dominican bastion in the late Scholastic period.
The accomplishments of the Salamanca theorists have led scholars such as Friedrich von Hayek to note that, contrary to Max Weber's thesis, it is the religion of the Jesuits and not the Calvinists, that set the grounds for capitalism.
De Soto was a professor at Salamanca from 1532, contemporaneously with Vitoria, and thus regarded as the second pillar of the Salamanca School.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/schools/salamanca.htm   (999 words)

  
 Salamanca Province (Castile and Leon, Spain)
The Salamanca city hall (where I saw both flags) flew five flags, from left to right: Salamanca province, Castile and Leon, Spain, Salamanca city and European Union.
The flag of Salamanca province is purple with the provincial coat-of-arms on it, hoisted (at least) at the City Hall and Diputación Provincial (provincial government) HQ balconies.
Salamanca province flag recently posted seems to be official but adoption is probably unwrited.
www.fotw.net /Flags/es-cl-sa.html   (520 words)

  
 About Salamanca Travel Guide, Spain
The province of Salamanca situated in the South-west corner of Castile & León on the borders with extremadura and Portugal, covers an area of 12,336 sq.
Salamanca is however, a real university city, Spanish students are everywhere and you can go practically everywhere on foot.
The area around Salamanca also offers many facilities for cultural and sporting day-trips to villages, the mountains or to the many lakes.
www.aboutsalamanca.com   (468 words)

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