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The origins of the city go back to about 2700 years ago, during the first Iron Age, when the first settlers of the city settled on the hill of San Vicente, on the banks of the Tormes. Since then, the metropolis has witnessed the passage of various peoples: vacceos, vetones, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims. Raymond of Burgundy, son-in-law of King Alfonso VI of León, was in charge of repopulating the city during the Middle Ages and laying the foundations of the current Salamanca.

Salamanca houses the oldest active university in Spain, the University of Salamanca, founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX of León on the germ of its general study, and which was the first in Europe to hold the university title by royal cedula of Alfonso X the Wise dated November 9, 1252 and by the licentia ubique docendi of Pope Alexander IV of 1255. During the era in which it was one of the most prestigious universities in the West, the phrase "Quod natura non dat, Salmantica non præstat », 'What nature does not give, Salamanca does not lend.' Salamanca is linked to universal history by proper names such as Antonio de Nebrija, Cristóbal Colón, Fernando de Rojas, Francisco de Vitoria and the Escuela de Salamanca, Fray Luis de León, or Miguel de Unamuno.

In 1988, the old city was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.17 18 19 It has an important historical-architectural heritage, among which its two cathedrals -the Old and the New-, the Casa de las Conchas, the Plaza Mayor, the convent of San Esteban and the Major Schools. In 2002, it was named, together with the Belgian city of Bruges, European Capital of Culture by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, and since 2003, its Holy Week has been declared of international tourist interest. the celebration of the XV Ibero-American Summit and since the same year annually celebrates the International Festival of Arts of Castilla y León.

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Salamanca

Salamanca

Flag made on weave of polyester of 110 gr. .Solid colours. Total crossing of the colour. Long duration to the inclemency.

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