Salamanca is well-known for having the oldest university in all Spain and one of the most prestigious in Europe. Its student and cosmopolitan atmosphere is ideal for the visitor, being the best place not only to learn the Spanish language, because the accent of the Spanish in Castile is the purest, but because Salamanca is a pioneer city in the education of Spanish like foreign language field. The innumerable schools of Spanish for foreigners in the city offer courses of Spanish, culture, gastronomy, tourism, History, Literature, art, etc.