Salamanca

Trip Start Oct 10, 2011
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Trip End Nov 11, 2011


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Flag of Spain  , Castile-León,
Sunday, October 30, 2011

From San Sebastian, we headed to Salamanca, a university town with (it is claimed) the second oldest university in Europe. Salamanca was like a slightly larger, more lively version of GIrona, with a superior Cathedral and beautiful Plaza Mayor.

The Cathedral was very strange, with a new Gothic style Cathedral, built onto the side of the smaller romanic style Cathedral. The stylings on the outside were quite beautiful and very difficult to capture in photos. We were allowed to go up into the Cloisters of the Cathedral, walk along passageways on the outside and all in a all just have a competeley different experience of the Cathedral than when you just enter the main hall. Salamanca is probably worth visitng just for that!

Salamanca was the coldest place we've been to in Spain so far though. We had to switch to our warmer jackets and sought out the sun during the day like cats. :) It's a very nice place to visit though: pretty and peaceful.

We are now (30/10/2011) back in Madrid. We catch a flight to Marrakesh tomorrow. See you then!
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Peter Craig on

Another beautiful town! So how was the food?

Diana on

The cathedral looks more impressive than Westminster Abbey

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sophiatravels on

Ash here. The cathedral was pretty Awesome. Rates highly among the many I've seen. Food was good - we had quite a bit of interesting Tapas. Not as delicious as some of the stuff we had in San Sebastian though.

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