Trip Start May 14, 2006
41Trip End Aug 17, 2006
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Here we go again. This town was actually kind of interesting. It's a university town with a lot of history. Saw two cathedrals, a monestary, a convent, old roman bridge that's still in use, an old mansion that's been converted into a library, and last but not least an old plaza.
The bridge and the cathedrals we saw last night when we arrived here. The bridge is kind of neat to see but.... it's a bridge.
There are 2 main cathedrals here in Salamanca. The old one and the new one. The new one is from the 16th century, pretty new huh? and the old one is from the 14th century
Went and viewed a convent that was open to the public. It's a .......... well I forget the term, the nun's are closed off from the public. they used to be sealed completely with no interaction with anyone including their families. Stayed in solitude most the day and only spoke with one another for an hour a day. But the vatican changed it's views some time ago and now they are just closed off from the public. I believe they get to see family members like twice a year or something like that. The nuns make money by baking cookies and some other kind of dessert they sell through a rotating wooden window, which allows them to conduct transactions without seeing the person on the other side.
Our accomidations were interesting. They were private dorms. 24 Euro a night, private room, with private bath, and all 3 meals. Not a bad deal for that price. The meals were descent, some of it I didn't care for but I tried most of it.
And the plaza... this was the best part of the town. well there were 2 universities. One private owned by the vatican, and one public
So welcome to salamonca a different kind of place then where we have been so far. Far from the husle and bussel of barcelona.