Salamanca is also known as the golden city. The whole of the historic centre is like a massive monument, built with golden yellow sandstone. The rich history of the city and its preservation makes the Middle Ages almost tangible here. Salamanca is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe; in the historic centre, you will find Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish monuments, all testaments to the city’s rich history. Salamanca is also one of the most famous student cities in Spain, which gives the city a fun, young and vibrant atmosphere – it’s brimming with tapas bars, clubs and fun sights.