The Plaza Major is arguably the most stunning monument in Spain, it took a lot of hard work to build the Plaza Major. The construction began in 1729 and it was completed in the year 1755 in the Baroque style. Alberto Churriguera was the architect who played a pivotal role in building this great monument in Spain. The Plaza Major is located in the heart of the town and people often go to this monument to experience peace. Several significant changes have taken place in the last decade, the tranquility that most people want is just not there and that is when visiting one of these monuments can bring about a lot of positive changes in the life of an individual.
In Salmanca there are two cathedrals, one is the new one and the other is the old cathedral. In the beginning of the 15th century it was decided that Salmanca needed a much bigger Cathedral and so it was decided to build a new and a bigger cathedral. It took several years to build the new cathedral, the initial progress on the new cathedral was made in the year 1513 and it was completed in the year 1733 but it was certainly worth the wait because the new cathedral looked splendid and it still does. The new one was built right next to the old cathedral and this is exactly why Salmanca has two cathedrals and both look stunning to say the least. The sumptuous wood carvings and the gothic style, enhances the beauty of these classic monuments.
Monastery of San Esteban:
This great monument is a classic piece of history because it was built in the XVIth century; Juan de Alava was the architect who built this splendid monument. It replicates the shape of a Latin cross. There are several mind-boggling paintings that can be found inside the building, these are also beautiful crucifixes that can be found in the monument.
The inner courtyard is as beautiful as the outside of this monument; it follows the Gothic and Renaissance styles which makes it all the more special and appealing to the eyes. One cannot afford to give a miss to the Salón de Profundis which is a room inside this monument, this is where Columbus had actually conversed with the Dominicans and discussed about his forthcoming trip to the West Indies.