Salamanca is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. A UNESCO World Heritage Center, it stands as one of Europe’s best-preserved Renaissance towns. Its size is perfect; neither too large nor too small, it plays the role of a fresh and vibrant student town perfectly.  The University of Salamanca, the second-oldest university in Europe, is a prestigious institution that for centuries has played a significant role in the Western world. Historical figures such as Hernán Cortés, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Miguel de Cervantes formed their minds within its ancient campus …CONTINUE READING