Salamanca, Festival of Light and Vanguards
This festival takes place in Salamanca in June and sees the city filled with light shows which are projected in spaces such as the Plaza Mayor square, the New Cathedral, the University or the Church of the Convento de San Esteban. On the days that the festival is held, other light-based activities and cultural shows also take place.Salamanca Old Town, with monuments such as cathedrals and the university, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A walk through its historic centre at sunset reveals the reason behind the popular nickname of Salamanca: the golden city. This is due to the golden hue its monuments take on as the sun sets.