Salamanca Off The Beaten Path

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    Storks

    by Imaniac Written Jan 21, 2004

    On some buildings in Salamanca you'll find these kind of naskets for storks to nestle in. I was a bit surprised when we actually DID see real storks. It was just a few meters away from de Casa De Las Conchas.

    Storks
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    A spaceman in Salamanca

    by andal13 Updated Jul 3, 2003

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    The new cathedral of Salamanca was built at 16th century; several styles (Gothic, Renaissence, Baroque) mixe in this magnificent building. But there is something really strange on this cathedral frontage... A spaceman! How did he arrive there? I do not know. He is not easy to find, but there he is. And there is a frog at the frontage of University, even harder to find.
    Do you accept the challenge?

    La catedral nueva de Salamanca fue construida en el siglo XVI; varios estilos (gótico, renacentista y barroco) se mezclan en este magnífico edificio. Pero hay algo realmente extraño en la fachada de esta catedral... ¡Un astronauta!!!! ¿Cómo llegó aquí? No lo sé. No es fácil de encontrar, pero allí está. Y hay una rana en la fachada de la Universidad, aún más difícil de encontrar. ¿Aceptas el desafío?

    New Cathedral (Salamanca)

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    Escuelas menores (patio)

    by Carmela71 Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    This is were studies previous to university teaching were imparted.

    It is just in front of the Main University building.

    Next to the Escuela Menores is the Hospital de Estudio (Hospital of Study), the old Hosptital for the University

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    Around Castile

    by orlikins Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    You could go to Avila by bus from Salamanca or go west & cross the border into Portugal, which we had planned to do but didnt happen. Ah well.
    Photo of the Translation faculty in Salamanca - see my 'Warning' tip

    Translation college

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    FROM ZAMORA it is a short bus...

    by davidcross Written Aug 26, 2002

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    FROM ZAMORA it is a short bus ride to Bragança in Portugal with its Citadella placed above the town.
    This is cheating a bit as it does mean planning for the right day (hence Monday!) and staying a night - but it is why I went to Zamora in the first place.

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    ZAMORA Apparently the Semana...

    by davidcross Written Aug 26, 2002

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    ZAMORA Apparently the Semana Sancta floats here are quite outstanding and one of the small churches has a museum of them, but as it was a Monday - -
    (Even the Roman Bridge over the Duero (photo) was inaccessible! Repairs rather than Monday caused this!

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    In Leon´s province,you can see...

    by Hosell Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In Leon´s province,you can see also, the beautiful city of ASTORGA!,(About 50 KM. from Leon city).
    In this postcard, you can see: PALACIO EPISCOPAL AND ASTORGA´S CATHEDRAL!!

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    Also between Madrid 40KM,and...

    by Hosell Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Also between Madrid 40KM,and the city of Avila 45 KM,you can see this beautiful monastery: MONASTERIO DE SAN LORENZO DEL ESCORIAL,here are the tombs of all Spanish Kings and Queens,has a lots of things to see,as Pictures,Sculptures,(Has 14 KM. of corridors!)
    Don´t miss LA SALA DE LAS BATALLAS!

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  • Across the other side of the...

    by SusanneBeck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Across the other side of the river, we found this wonderful exhibition. I don’t really know much about it but it’s a lot of tree trunks painted and artistically designed. It’s really interesting and some of them are very good.

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    Day Trip to Ciudad Rodrigo

    by Redang Written May 10, 2010

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    Ciudad Rodrigo is a nice walled town less than 90 kms. southwest of Salamanca and I recommend a day trip.

    Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain)

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    Cathedral surprise!!!!

    by benquan Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Don't miss the astronaut in the cathedral!!!! not as famous as the frog and the skull but much nicer!!!

    Astronaut
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    • Architecture
    • Backpacking

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    University of Salamanca

    by Carmela71 Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    In the inside you can find the Medieval lectures classes, with the old bancs, and the class where "Fray Luis de Leon "said after a few years in jail by the Inquisition "As I was saying yesterday..."

    Patio of the Old University
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    The University of Salamanca

    by Carmela71 Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    This si the fourth oldest in the world and the oldest in Spain.

    it is one of the most important moneuments in "plateresco" style.

    At Calle Libreros.

    University facade
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    Escuelas menores patio

    by Carmela71 Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    The façade displays several statues of Santo Tomás de Aquino, saint to whom the building was consecrated and three shields of the Catholic Kings.

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    While you are in Salamanca,...

    by carolineraat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    While you are in Salamanca, you can easilly visit Segovia, with its roman aquaduct and its wonderful Alcazar. Visit my Spain page for more!

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