I love this hotel. What can be better than sitting at an open window overlooking a pretty cloistered garden bathed in sunshine? In fact I love Salamanca.
We set out this morning to explore the old quarter of the city. The architecture is amazing, examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture everywhere. Lots of students (Salamanca has some of the world’s oldest university buildings) but not too many tourists at this time of year. We drank coffee sitting outside in the Plaza Mayor, a magnificent square with galleries and arcades. We shared tapas in a local bar for lunch, struggling with our few words of Spanish. This Spain is a world apart from the Costas.
I have taken far too many photos. Sadly they don't capture the warm, golden hues of the sandstone architecture. I’ll leave you with a few, you can flick through them very quickly (or ignore them if you prefer). Tomorrow we head for Seville.
|Roman bridge crossing the Tormes River|
|one of the university buildings|
|these guys were actually dancing!|
|The Mayor's office (I think)|
|yes, that is a lady's corset!|