The city of Salamanca, also known as the cradle of knowledge, is known throughout the world for its University and its artistic and historic wealth: palaces, sculptures, cathedrals, churches … of different movements such as Romanesque, Gothic or Baroque. The Cathedral is its key monument and, of course, a real masterpiece. Both the exterior and the interior of the Cathedral of Salamanca make up a unique architectural building that makes Salamanca stand out once again for its beauty.
In 1492 Salamanca made the first Grammar of the Spanish Language, by Antonio de Nebrija and, thanks to that event, the Castilian prevailed in its University and it was expanded throughout the world. However, not only Nebrija stands out, but also great writers as well as teachers such as Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Luis de Góngora or Miguel de Unamuno. They made Salamanca to be a renowned place and the Castilian a language of honour.
In addition, in a deep analysis of the city, we can find not only monuments and renowned literary characters, but also sculptures and emblematic places of this wonderful city linked to Spanish literature. We talk about the sculpture of “Lazarillo de Tormes” or the “Huerto de Calixto and Melibea”, each with their individual history. If you want to know more about this, we invite you to take the “Ruta del Camino de la Lengua Castellana”. This route begins in the town of San Millán de Cogolla, where we can find the first words of this wonderful language and, from there, it travels half of the Iberian Peninsula to reach our beloved Salamanca.
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