Hotel Palacio de San Esteban
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... come back here someday! The whole town revolves around the University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1208 (almost it's 800th year!). The buildings are so beautiful and the town is rich in history. Christopher Columbus actually got funded to go explore the Americas in Salamanca, which has always been known to be a very open minded place. Of course back then everyone thought he was a fool because it ...
... explained how the cathedral was really two churches in one. The original cathedral had been condemned in the 16th century to make way for a new one. But the women of the city protested the demolition of the beloved old cathedral, so a compromise resulted in joining the taller, newer Gothic-style cathedral to the older, Romanesque-style structure. After explaining the rigorous examination procedure a ...
... in Salamanca. We ring the doorbell and Sergio, our host’s son welcomes us.
As we are only staying two nights here we have elected to rent just a bedroom in a family residence. In this case we share the bathroom, living room and kitchen with the other guest, a young student from Georgia and the family. At first we are apprehensive for our privacy, but we need not ...
... the GPS again, and between my directions and the GPS we finally got there.
The posada was the converted barracks of an old fortification, it reminded me of the "Castle in the Cape," but it was much larger, as it had a town on the inside complete with a school, shop, post office, municipality, and stores. What was more surprising we found out the next day is that this is still a fully functional town inside the thick outer walls. We could drive into ...
... It is home of one of the oldest universities in Europe, established about 1220. Apparently one of the gang of four most prestigious unis in Europe in the old days: Salamanca, Rome , Paris and Oxford. However lets not forget that the University in Fes was started in 1257 by a women... Yes...
The hotel we stayed in, Hotel Reyes Catolicos, was in a great location in the centre of town and while it is quite old it is well appointed and fabulous value ...
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