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... speed limit is 120 (although 130-145 is the speed everyone drives), we arrived in Salamanca just over an hour after departing Avila. We checked in to the Vincci Hotel, which is very modern and very spacious. We walked over the old Roman Bridge, into the main town, and had lunch just before 3PM, where I scoffed another veal boccadillo.
We then had an afternoon of exploring and discovering. From what I've seen so far, Salamanca is the best town I've visited in Spain, ...
... this house has up to 350 shells, which symbolize the walk of Santiago. Built in the late 15th century, this house is one of the main attractions, along with the Roman Bridge, which connects you the the edges of the town. This bridge was built in the 1st century BC. Like many other towns in Spain, Salamanca must have its bridges, to which they give an authenticity to every Spanish town you come across. Other main attractions are, Plaza Mayor, another thing ...
... t do it anymore. There are a bunch of others too that I forget but I find new ones out every day and I just think "oops". I do my own laundry here, the washer can probably only handle around three of my sweatshirts. Then I hang them from my rack in the middle of my room. My room smells good during the drying but then I am left with some rock hard clothes. I'm going to Portugal this weekend and we are staying in Lisbon. It's supposed to be in the mid 60's there so that should be ...
... had to be so big.
There are other notable buildings. The Casa de las Conchas , or House of Shells. The facade is decorated with over 300 shells, which are a symbol of the order of Santiago as well as the pilgrims. As we near this corner of Spain we are seeing the ...
Today we had a two and a half hour train ride from Madrid to Salamanca. It's one place in Spain I hadn't been to yet and always wanted to visit, I'm not sure why. The city is small and really pretty with old buildings and lots of cathedrals, and it's Plaza Mayor (main square) looks just like the one in Madrid, but a bit smaller. Best thing about Salamanca was the sunshine!
We wandered ...
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