NH Palacio de Castellanos
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... them "urns") for all monarchs since Phillip II except two, and for the royal consorts who were parents of monarchs. Two spaces remain – and those are waiting for the bodies of the parents of the recently-abdicated Juan Carlos. (Their bodies are in a nearly pudrideros or decaying chambers, waiting for 50 years after death – the amount of time it is assumed bodies need to decay. After that, the room will be full. What happens next? The apocalypse?
... soccer! I am so excited for that. Since I didn't have much to eat for lunch, we all cracked and went to Burger King, and the whopper tasted better here than it does at home. We sat outside for a while since it was so nice and just talked for a while. We went home and chilled out until it was time for dinner. Pedro had a basketball game, so Montse wasn't home for dinner so she left it ...
... and bull fights. Using the blood from the bull, they would write their name on the side of this one building. Since Salamanca is not humid, the names of students since the tradition began are still there!
Another really cool quirk in Salamanca is that their cathedral (Catedral Vieja) is 900 years old. About 400 year ago, they built a new cathedral, which is actually called Catedral Nueva. Since it took so long to build, they had time ...
... through the cafe lined streets and through the arches into the amazing Plaza de Major. In my opinion the most striking of central plazas anywhere. Completely surrounded by colonnaded walkways and beautiful symmetric buildings. Found a lunch place out in the street and had the menu del dia with wine and beer and a couple of hours later wandered back to our hotel for a siesta. Then out again 8.30pm to do the promenade with ...
We left at 8.30 and 4 degrees but as we went over the Picos it went to 1 degree and snow. However after the Picos we were on a plateau to Salamanca and temperatures went to 5 degrees but with clear sunny blue skies. The Picos mountains are fabulous as you can see from the photos. We ate in a village cafe outside Salamanca , and to our rich friends, there was not a Michelin star in sight......just workers ...