Salamanca is one of the most important university cities of Spain and this makes the start of the academic year a special event. During the summer months the city experiences a relatively quiet atmosphere due to the absence of students that come from all over Spain. But in September it is obvious that the classrooms and streets are bursting with a distinctive university atmosphere, so characteristic of Salamanca.
This city is historically linked to the development of culture, education and literature. In fact, in 1218 the first university in Spain was founded here, and many famous personalities of the Spanish literature have attended the university such as Calderon de la Barca, Unamuno and Fray Luis de León.
Therefore, visiting Salamanca is a journey through the history of Spanish culture and where the University is a must stop. With a medieval look, the University of Salamanca is formed by a set of historical architectural elements that makes up the Greater Schools Building, the Minor Schools Building and the Hospital of Study. All of them are in the School Patio Square, located in the historic centre of Salamanca.
One of the things that attracts the attention of visitors is the facade of the University where many spend a long time looking for the famous frog on the skull that appears on the wall. Legend has it that, students who wanted to pass all their exams need to find these figures on the façade.
This university is undoubtedly the heart of Salamanca, and in September the entire city perceives how it comes back to life. The streets are again filled with young people that carry an atmosphere that invades the city of Salamanca. In fact, Salamanca is considered one of the cities with the best academic environment in Spain.
September is a month of starting things and making changes. The beginning of autumn, of new projects, new goals and for Salamanca, in a special way, the new academic year. If you are visiting the city during this time, we recommend that you stay at the Petit Palace Las Torres Salamanca Hotel, from where you can comfortably visit the city centre and experience the real college atmosphere.