Souvenir Plate of Salamanca, Spain
Salamanca is a Spanish city situated in the northwestern end of Spain; it is also the capital of the Province of Salamanca located in Castile and Leon. The old city of Salamanca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO during the year 1988. Salamanca is an important city of the country and is also a good tourist destination. If you are visiting this city, you must get a couple of its nice souvenirs to remind you of your trip. And a good choice would be this lovely souvenir plate with a 13 cm diameter that comes with a wooden stand; it displays some of the buildings in Salamanca making it an apt keepsake of the city.
Salamanca- An Important Spanish City
Salamanca is a significant city of Spain especially when it comes to education. It has some of the best universities in the country and provides around sixteen percent teachers to teach Spanish. Hundreds and thousands of students from across the globe are attracted towards Salamanca and prefer studying in its universities; hence Salamanca has a lot of cultural and ethnic diversity. One of the most important universities of the city is the 'University of Salamanca', which was established during 1218; it is also the oldest university in the country.
History of the City
Salamanca was set up by the Vacceos and was ruled by the Romans till the 3rd century when Beto took over it. It was known as 'Helmantica' at that time and was regarded as the commercial center of Hispania. After the Roman Empire fell, Salamanca was made part of Lusitania and was later taken over by the Visigoths. In 712 AD, Musa bin Nusair began ruling this city and for many years, Christian and Muslim rulers fought over it. The city suffered major devastation during the Spanish Civil War and Battle of Salamanca and was finally made a part of Spain.