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Spain, Old City of Salamanca

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Location Province of Salamanca, Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon, Spain
Coordinates N40 57 54.9 W5 39 52.2
Property 51 ha
Date of Inscription 1988

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This ancient university town north-west of Madrid was first conquered by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. It then became a Roman settlement before being ruled by the Moors until the 11th century. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, reached its high point during Salamanca's golden age. The city's historic centre has important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The Plaza Mayor, with its galleries and arcades, is particularly impressive.

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