Cities of The Way: Salamanca
Salamanca, one of the most amazing, World Heritage Cities in Spain, is located in the Silver Route, and is a must see in your journey to Santiago. It has the perfect place to be seen in one day, and here is the sites you can't miss if you're visiting the city.
- Salamanca university. The city is known for being one of the most exciting student cities in Spain, and its university is one of the oldest universities in the world. Located in the historic centre, the building has an impressive front decorated with a plateresque style. We dare you to find the frog hidden in the façade, it is said to bring good luck if you are a student.
- Plaza Mayor / Main Square. One of the largest squares in the country, decorated with a barroque style, is located just in the centre of town. You can find resturants all around the square, and the exit that starts below the clock will lead you to the main shopping streets of the city.
- Casa de las Conchas / House of the shells. This building with a gothic architecture, but with Renaissance and Mudejar elements (like the decoration of 300 shells in the front). Nowadays, the building function is to be the public library and the tourist information point.
- Art Noveu Museum. The museum is not only interesting in its interior (it keeps a collection of painting, sculpture and antiques from the Art Deco era), but also in its exterior. The architecture of the building is decorated with a beautifull glass work that reflects the light and the colour inside the museum.
- Cathedrals. Salamanca have not just one cathedral, but two, lying next to each other but with different styles. The old one, built in the 14th century has a Romanesque desing, while the new one, contrusted between the 15th and the 18th century has a Gothic architecture, while also featuring Baroque and Renaissance elements.
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