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Thanks to its Renaissance sandstone buildings, Salamanca received the nickname La Ciudad Dorada ("The golden city"). This golden glow is unique in Spain and is due to the "Villamayor Stone", a type of sandstone coming from a quarry situated in Villamayor, a village close to Salamanca.
The plaza Mayor in Salamanca Spain:

The Plaza Mayor is the central square in the city. It was constructed by Andrs Garca de Quiones at the beginning of the 18th century. The plaza has a capacity of 20,000 people and is surrounded by shaded arcades. The plaza was originally a venue for bullfights but is currently used primarily for concerts. The plaza is regarded as one of the finest squares in Europe.

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  • Copyright: Elias Castillo (manatee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 905 W: 5 N: 1376] (4668)
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