Salamanca, Espana (PressExposure) July 26, 2012 -- Friendly Rentals, well-established short and mid-term apartment rental company, has recently opened the 27th tourist destination in its ever-expanding list: Salamanca, in the area of Castilla y Leon. Highly experienced in the local market, this will be the company's 13th Spanish destination.
Salamanca is undoubtedly the jewel of Castilla y Leon. Here, well away from the well-tread tourist paths and stereotypes lies another side to Spain; one full of mediaeval castles and folkloric traditions. A far cry from packed beaches, Castilla y LeÃ³n's backdrop is seemingly endless rolling plateaux and spellbinding mountain ranges, which are only interrupted by the illuminations of historical cities such as Salamanca.
The University of Salamanca, which to this day is one of the most important in Spain, was constructed to be one of the "Four Leading Lights" of the world, along with Oxford, Paris and Bologna. The rest of the city also possesses a certain luminosity that is reflected in the buzz of its bars, its Plateresque and Baroque architecture and the life in its streets. Indeed, its radiance has lead to its nickname of the "Golden City".
Historical sights such as the Cathedral, "Plaza Mayor" (Main Square) and "Casa de Conchas" (House of Shells) might mistakenly lead you into thinking that this historical city belongs in the past. In fact, the large influx of students (many of whom flock to learn the 'pure' form of Spanish that's spoken here) means Salamanca benefits from a highly energetic nightlife. This is a place to stay out until late eating "pinchos" (tapas dishes), watching the world go by and enjoying a city which shines out like a beacon from western Spain.
Courtesy of Friendly Rentals, you can now rent your own apartment in Salamanca, whether you're visiting the city to learn Spanish, for business purposes or simply to enjoy a holiday. Telephone lines and internet systems are already open, and ready to take reservations.