Salamanca, in northwestern Spain, is the capital of Salamanca province, part of the Castile and León region. It’s a city of beauty, awash with golden sandstone architecture overlaid with ochre-tinted Latin inscriptions.
The highlights are many: the Universidad de Salamanca attracts a large number of Spanish and international students to the city. This young contingent provides Salamanca with an invaluable vibrancy. Meanwhile, the Plaza Mayor is unforgettable, especially when illuminated to stunning effect at night.
Gastronomically, Salamanca is distinctive. Hornazo, a meat pie, is its most popular dish, while other favourites include Chanfaina (steamed rice with pork) and Charreria, a slow-cooked chickpea casserole.