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The main plaza, called Plaza Mayor, reminds me of St Marks Square in Venice, without the church. Lined with cafés, it is a popular meeting place for the locals. We took a moment to rest our feet at one of those cafés and tried their version of sangria.
The University of Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and the 4th oldest university in the world. It existed from the year 1130 ( given a ...
... Plaza Mayor we both were just blown away! The Plaza is pedestrians only and has an arcade leading all the way around it with lots of arches raised on solid pillars and they are decorated with faces on medallions. The baroque building is continuous all the way round the square with 3 floors above the arcade and balconies in front of every window. The City Hall is on one side of the square with granite ...
... Back through the old town to the castle picking a different route this time. This is one of the few castles that had never been breached, despite some attempts, and it was easy to see why as it was perched up on the cliff and separated from the mainland by a very deep wide trench which could have been full of water although there was none in it today. We enjoyed wandering through the castle as we could take photos and nothing was out of ...
One of my favorite places so far in Salamanca is Valor. Valor is a famous chocolate shop with delicious individual chocolates, chocolate ice cream, chocolate fondue, chocolate shakes, coffee, etc. But my favorite thing about Valor would have to be the chocolate con churros. Chocolate con churros is a famous Spanish tradition featuring delicious churros (and not the kind you get in America) with hot chocolate. The idea ...
... old part of the town. The first church we came across was a converted mosque - still with the Islamic architecture. The amazing part of the history of Spain is that despite the expulsion (and worse) of all non-catholics in the 15th century, they did not bother getting rid of the Moorish influences in the art and architecture. The Highlight of this tour was the viewing of the famous El ...
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