Salamanca is a vibrant, friendly, dynamic, safe and well-kept city. Hand in hand with the prestige and tradition enjoyed by its renowned University, one of the oldest in Europe, Salamanca’s excellent and highly-respected teaching centres make it the perfect destination for learning languages and for perfecting ones language skills; in short, it is the self-proclaimed la Ciudad del Español, the City for Spanish.
Given Salamanca’s humanistic tradition and rich artistic and historical heritage, it was no surprise when in 1988 it became a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO and subsequently, in 2002, was named the European Capital of Culture.
The Spanish language very much complements Salamanca’s already rich cultural heritage.On the other hand, the wishes of an entire city to find some future language-related project that would emphasize the importance of the role of the Spanish language in Salamanca, and above all, highlight the close links between language learning and the city.
Ensuring the active involvement of the city in this project, along with the city’s two Universities, teaching centres, and the Chamber of Commerce has been one of the major challenges faced by Salamanca Town Hall, by way of its Salamanca Tourism and Communication S.A.U.
Stimulating competitiveness in all facets of the language and language-teaching sector,strengthening marketing efforts in the search for new audiences and new markets are the challenges faced today by Salamanca Ciudad del Español.
In its role as scholar and guardian of the Castilian language, over recent decades, Salamanca has shown that it boasts an ideal environment for learning Castilian, a tool that in turn facilitates a better understanding and appreciation of its artistic and cultural identity.