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.

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First impressions last. The view from our hostel.

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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!

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

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Looking up the dome.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Galit sa Kahoy.

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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 www.worldheritagesite.org for enriching my blog.

truly SOMETHING else. That's Salamanca!

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