Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections - Salamanca Summary & Analysis

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Salamanca has the best plaza in all of Spain, and possible in the world. It is very harmonious with matching balconies and windows and is filled with sidewalk cafes with deep human warmth that other plazas lack. The best part of the Salamanca's Plaza Mayor that is lined with fine stores and serves as shelter from the heat as well.

The University of Salamanca used to be the best university in Europe. However, over time, it became a place where only the nobles could go. During the civil war, it lost all of its authenticity. It stopped teaching Jews, boys from untitled families, and it even stopped instructing its students in mathematics. It became a finishing school for the nobles and registration dropped from seven to eight thousand to only three hundred students by the year 1824.

One of the best things that the narrator encountered...

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