Learning to Speak Spanish in Salamanca
On behalf of all those who work here, I would like to warmly welcome you to the magical city of Salamanca. Magical, because the ideal elements are here to be able to study in peace and a good atmosphere, combined with the possibility to go out and have a good time after a heavy day. According to tradition, Salamanca has always been characterised by its cultural atmosphere. The people who come to Salamanca remember the city for its educational institutions, its streets which are bursting with life (there are more than 50.000 young people studying at the university), its monuments (it was not for nothing that UNESCO named Salamanca the Guardian Angel of Humanity), its pure Castilian, its gastronomy and most especially the friendliness and hospitality of its inhabitants. In short, the city is something special. Hasta Pronto!"
Head of Studies of our school in Salamanca.
The don Quijote school in Salamanca is located in the heart of the old city centre. The building is 100 meters from the famous University of Salamanca and just two minutes away from the magnificent Plaza Mayor. The school is a recently restored 16th-century monastery. The modern materials used for the renovation create a natural balance with the richness, style and class of previous centuries.
The school courtyard. It was once a monastery
You enter the school through a beautiful courtyard. This courtyard and the garden divide the school into three parts: the offices, the cafeteria and the classrooms. The main building has three floors, 17 classrooms, a recreation room (with computers, video, sound system, etc.), a library, a staff/lounge and three offices.
Reasons to study Spanish in Salamanca
- Population: 215.000.
- Location: Mid West of Spain (in the Castile-Leon region).
- The people of Salamanca speak the purest Spanish, which makes the city very popular for learning the language.
- Salamanca is large enough to be able to offer the advantages of a big city but, at the same time, it has the friendly atmosphere of a small town.
- It is the home of the world’s second oldest university. It receives about 50.000 students every year, of which approximately 5.000come from abroad.
- Salamanca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as “La Dorada” -the golden city- because of the golden glow of its sandstone buildings.
- The Plaza Mayor of Salamanca is one of the most beautiful baroque squares in Spain.
- Madrid is only 200 Km. away.
- By train, you can be in Portugal within an hour.
- The Sierra de Francia and Sierra de Gredos (mountains) surround Salamanca.
- You have plenty of opportunities to get in touch with nature and to discover typical small villages.
- In September, the Ferias and Fiestas de San Mateo are spectacular. For two weeks, there is a fully organised programme of concerts, parades, exhibitions, bullfightings and markets.
- Salamanca is the perfect place to go out and have a good time.
- European cultural Capital in 2002.
- As a typical university city, Salamanca attracts thousands of students from all over the world. You note this university character in the appearance of Salamanca’s streets and in the many pleasant cafés and restaurants. Salamanca is not just a student city, however. You’ll have an abundance of architecture and art to see, and plenty of opportunity to discover the surrounding countryside. Putting it all together, you have a city where the young and the not-so-young will both feel at home.