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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Old City of Salamanca is a World Heritage Site in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon, Spain.

The city of Salamanca is located in western Spain. It is an ancient university town that grew out of a Celtic settlement. In its long history, it has been conquered and occupied by the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors, among others. Thus the historical structures within the old city reflects architectural elements of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque styles.


Plaza Mayor in the Old City of Salamanca, Spain
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Among the most impressive features of the Old City of Salamance is its main public square, the Plaza Mayor, which is lined with galleries and arcades. It was constructed in the 18th century by Andrés García de Quiñones, forming an almost regular square measuring 6,400 square meters.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Old City of Salamanca was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 12th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, Brazil, on 5 - 9 December, 1988.

Location: N40 57 54.9 W5 39 52.2 in the Province of Salamanca, in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon
Inscription Year: 1988
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, IV
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