Salamanca is a beautiful ancient university city located in about 200km towards northwest from Madrid, Spain. The Old City of Salamanca is particularly stunning because of the concentration of monuments of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The University of Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest university in continuous operation in Europe.The origin of the University of Salamanca can be traced back, at least, to 1130. In 1218, it was recognized as Studium Generale by the King Alfonso IX of Leon. In 1252, it was given the title of “University” by the King Alfonso X of Castile and Leon.