Must have been that yummy Paella.

Or was it the lamb chops?

Whatever, Salamanca was truly a memorable experience from the culinary to the architecture. The whole city is a masterpiece.

We'll let the photos do the justification.


First impressions last. The view from our hostel.


On to the city's crowning glory, the 12th century Universidad. Spain's oldest and her version of Oxford and Harvard.

Loved the courtyard and the Plateresco facade!


The Catedral Nueva. One of my favorites in Spain. Check out the stunning Plateresco facade! Best of all, entrance to the church was free!


Looking up the dome.


Looking down from a loft. Division in the middle is the choir space.

Side-by-side. Salamanca prides itself as a city of two cathedrals: the Gothic, domed Nueva (new) at the background and the Romanesque Vieja (old) in the foreground.

Both exquisite!


Climbing the old tower gives you this killer view of the city. And I did something really, really naughty on top of that…if you must know, drop me an email… ;op


Casa de la Conchas or the House of Conchs. Didnt quite figure out the architecture of this one…


My favorite shot of the city. And that Jesuit church's facade made my jaw drop… too bad it was closed. Dang!


Another Plateresco masterpiece (in a city that's almost this entire style!)- the Dominican convent of San Esteban.


The splendid baroque altarpiece inside San Esteban. It towered about 20 feet above me!

Galit sa Kahoy.

salamanca plaza mayor

And of course, how can we one visit Salmanca without loosing yourself around the Plaza Mayor, according to the Salamancans themselves, the most beautiful square in Spain.

I don't think I'll disagree.

Couldnt get a decent shot of it so had to borrow this one.

Thank you for enriching my blog.

truly SOMETHING else. That's Salamanca!