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Next Travel Stop – Salamanca, Spain

Our next travel stop was Salamanca Spain. Originally, we knew that from San Sebastian we wanted to head south and get to Seville. If we had done that drive it would have taken all day, so we had decided before the trip to stop in Salamanca. We really didn’t know anything about it other than there was a bridge over the river that had been built by the Romans (and that would be kind of cool to see), they had an Art Deco Museum (so it would give us something to do with our time), and we had been to the Salamanca Market in Hobart (so there was kind of connection to home?).

It turned out to be one of our best stops! Maybe because we didn’t have any preconceived ideas about it, but I wish we would have had more than the one night stay.

The Roman Bridge - Salamanca - October 2012

The Roman Bridge – Salamanca – October 2012

The Roman Bridge: The Fashion Mister had booked us into a hotel that was at one end of the old roman bridge which gave us a great view of the old city and the MASSIVE cathedral. Because we had gotten there about mid-day we had plenty of opportunity to explore and to make it even better we actually had blue skies!

Cathedral - Salamanca - October 2012

Cathedral – Salamanca – October 2012

The Cathedral: Of course I couldn’t resist heading over the bridge and to the cathedral. While I was snapping pics the Fashion Mister noticed that there was an entrance where you could tour the upper levels of the cathedral, not just walk around inside as we had done before. He’s not a fan of heights so while I went in and up he went in search of a cool drink.

Looking over Salamanca - October 2012

Looking over Salamanca – October 2012

Views from the Cathedral - Salamanca - October 2012

Views from the Cathedral – Salamanca – October 2012

Touring the Top of the Cathedral: On this tour I was able to walk around the landing that is nearly two stories high on the inside of the cathedral as well as a number of the walkways on the outside of the building. It was amazing to be so close to  parts I have rarely seen. Outside provide great views over the area right from old town into the newer areas. This is certainly one of the parts of the trip that I will remember forever as experiencing it seemed so special.

The Plaza Mayor - Salamanca - October 2012

The Plaza Mayor – Salamanca – October 2012

The Plaza Mayor: After coming down from my roof-top excursion, I caught up with the Fashion Mister. First we both wandered around inside the cathedral, me snapping pictures and him checking out the art and all the little alcove areas. Eventually, we found our way to The Plaza Mayor. We had learned that every city either has a Plaza Mayor or a Plaza de Espana, which usually had shopping and food. This Plaza Mayor had both and all set out under the covered arch walkways. Many of the restaurants spill out into the Plaza to take advantage of the space and sun.

As it turned out, Salamanca has a good-sized university and at lunch time the plaza was buzzing with activity. We stopped for some lunch, wandered around a bit, went back to the hotel for a break and then came back out that evening.

Over the next couple of days I will share some night pictures, local street-style shots and what I wore. So stay tuned for more of travel stop – Salamanca, Spain!

 

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