March 2000 Volume II, No. 1Salamanca, Spain
The aptly named (from left) Casa de las Conchas (the House of Shells), the renowned Plaza Mayor, Catedral Antigua (the Old Cathedral) and Catedral Nueva (the New Cathedral) are among the most visited sites in Salamanca. Other frequently visited sites include the beautiful stained-glass art museum, the Casa Museo Lis, and the ancient Roman Bridge.
alamanca (1988 est. pop. 159,000), located on the Tormes River in west central Spain, in León, was taken by Hannibal in 220 B.C. Later, the city was held by the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors (8th-11th cent.). Its university (founded early 13th cent.) was world famous. Among the city's landmarks are the colonnaded Plaza Mayor, a Roman bridge, and a 12th-century cathedral. Food processing and tourism are its most important industries.
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Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain
by Deni Bown
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from Atlanta, GA
October 6, 1999
This book is wonderful and visually exciting! Its color pictures, maps and legends to historical sites make it a "must have" for travel to Spain. But what is even more exciting is the timeline detailing the country's history, from being part of the Roman Empire to Moorish influence, right up to present day. Among the myriad of covered topics, there are souvenir and shopping recommendations, information on medical care, a calender of festivals, and even a weather guide. The indispensable information and the sheer beauty of the book make it a real page turner. You're not bogged down by too long explanations or endless rambling. It whets your appetite for the culture and doesn't let you down. Going to Spain? Don't go without this book.
The New York Times
Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place.
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US News & World Report
Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated. read more
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Salamanca 1812: Wellington Crushes Marmont (Campaign Series)
by Ian Fletcher
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