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When completed in 1755, the plaza was ready for its first bullfight. Today, other than the occasional fiesta, scurrying tourists are about the most active animals to be found in the plaza.
Salamanca's main sights:
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The plaza’s construction was ordered by Felipe V. The Churriguera brothers prepared the designs for the plaza, using sandstone as the primary building material. Bullfighting continued in the plaza until the mid-1800's AD.
Taking a stroll around the plaza, the visitor can actually discover city offices among the cafes and shops that line the plaza’s lower floor.

Photo Left - Detail of sandstone carving on the Plaza Mayor.


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Information on this page is from my October 2003 visit to Spain, page last updated in December, 2007.