Walking, Salamanca

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    City Walls

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 24, 2015

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    City walls of Salamanca are typical for XII-XIII century. Definitely nobody reconstructed these walls in XIV and later centuries. The reason is very simple, since mid of XIII century Moors were pushed far South and Salamanca found itself in deep rear of the Kingdom of Castile and Leon. Moors couldn’t threat this city anymore. Smart local people, as everywhere else, use defensive walls as the maim wall for their houses.
    You can find these walls at the intersection of Calle San Pablo Street and Paseo Del Rector

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    Church of San Sebastián

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 20, 2015

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    The Church of San Sebastián is located in the Plaza de Anaya just opposite the northern wall of New Cathedral. Sometimes tourists pay no any attention because its small size compared to the large size of the monuments surrounding it. It was built by the order of Cardinal Juan Álvarez de Toledo at the place of previous Dominican Church stood at this place. Construction stretched from 1533 till 1610. Church was reconstructed by Alberto de Churriguera in 1731.
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 hours.

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    Iglesia de San Martin.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 11, 2015

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    Church of Saint Martin of Tours was founded in Salamanca 1103 by Martin de Fernandez. Construction was mostly accomplished by the mid of XII century. Unfortunately after several reconstructions of XVII and XVIII centuries church got baroque appearance especially its Southern main portal and interiors. Inside of this church you will find the tomb of the Knight Diego de Santiestevan. He is shown in full suit of Gothic plate armor typical for second half of XV century.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.

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    Iglesia de San Martin. Northern Portal

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 11, 2015

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    Although church of Saint Martin was reconstructed and today its appearance shows us mostly baroque architecture, you still can see its original Romanesque architecture if you go to the northern side of the church. Here you are going to find original Romanesque portal of XII century decorated with the columns with Romanesque capitals. Over the gate you will find the equestrian statue of Saint Martin of Tours sharing his cloak with a beggar. These wonderful statues of XII century still partially preserved its colors.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.

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    Walking outside the center

    by shavy Written Feb 27, 2014

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    It's always pleasant to take a walk in a beautiful natural setting the idea is even more appealing
    You're sure to find the landscapes attractive for their combination of vegetation and the murmur of flowing waters

    Salamanca is not all about historical building, if you continue walk from the city center, passing through Roman bridge over the Tormes, you'll have the view of the cathedral looking from the otherside of town

    Here, many people doing kayak and you can relax one on the bench in front of the water
    If you have seen enough monuments, strolling outside the center is another option
    Here, you have another point view of the city

    Nature outside the city center
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    Iglesia de San Marcos

    by shavy Written Feb 26, 2014

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    The church of San Marcos is located north of the city, next to the site of the old wall, near the old Puerta de Zamora. Zamora Street, where it is located, and is one of the main arteries of the city

    The location is in the busy street close to the shopping area, the monument has a nice round form
    An is one of the most original of the Spanish Romanesque

    The perfectly round factory abroad is one of the few existing, the interior is divided into three naves separated by pillars ending in three semicircular apse. It has a very different style

    Open from 1 April to 30 September:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 to 13.30. and from 16.00 to 19.30 hours.
    From 1 October to 31 March, hours of worship.
    Closed: Monday
    Free entrance

    The view by night
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    Walk around, take in the atmosphere

    by fairy_dust Updated Jul 5, 2004

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    Salamanca is a small city, and it is very pretty and charming. There are a lot of old buildings/architecture, cobblestone streets, etc. Especially downtown and in the area where the university is. There are also a lot of outdoor cafes and restaurants, and lots of shops, with Spanish pop music blasting out into the streets. There are also a few street vendor and performers. Salamanca is a popular tourist destination, but it's never overcrowded or overrun with tourists. The small town atmosphere is never too busy or fast-paced, but not sleepy either. It's nice to walk around town and explore different parts of the city. Whether it be an old building, fountain, little shop, outdoor market, park, street performer, etc, there's always something interesting at every corner.

    A tuna strolls through the streets
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    Walk, walk, walk

    by carolineraat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Salamanca's city centre is on Unesco's world heritage list. This means that everything is worth seeing! There are so many monuments, old streets and little courtyards.

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