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Travel – Salamanca – Spain – Part 2

• Salamanca is actually a city in northwestern Spain.
• This is the main city in Salamanca province.
• It is located in the community of Castile and Leon.
• In 1988, its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Salamanca is the second most populated urban area in Castile and Leon.

University buildings in Salamanca

University: List of buildings that were constructed in University of Salamanca includes:
– The Escuelas Mayores
– The Escuelas Menores
– A healthcare facility de Estudio
• These buildings are situated around the square which is often known as Patio de Escuelas.
• On this same square, was the home of Dr. Alvarez Abarca of the Queen.
• The facade is Gothic with Renaissance details.
• It is also known as the Museum of Salamanca.

Casa-museo de Unamuno (18th century)
• This is the former home of the rectors from the university.
• It is preserved in the same manner when Miguel de Unamuno took it.

Colegio Mayor de Santiago el Zebedeo
• It is also referred to as “with the Archbishop Fonseca” or “from the Irish” (16th century).

Colegio de San Ambrosio (1719)
• It is the General Archive of the Spanish Civil War.
• It houses documents and items were seized by the national troops and their allies during the Spanish Civil War.
• In the entire postwar, its basic objective ended up being a preserve of the details that were related to organizations and people who were potentially opposing the Franco regime.
• Hence, it was employed as the information for repressive.
• The return of democracy marked this building to become the most important archives.
• This is a major building that existed in Spain in order to investigate the historical duration of the second Republic.
• The majority of the documents and objects that still remain in the archive matched to the Freemasonry.
• For instance, most furniture was used to rebuild a Masonic Lodge.

Colegio Trilingue
• It was founded in 1554.
• It was used for the teaching of Latin, Greek and Hebrew.
• Furthermore, it preserves part of the original courtyard that was remade in 1829 which is located in the Faculty of Physics.

Palacio de Anaya
• It was the very last headquarters with the Colegio Mayor de San Bartolome or Colegio de Anaya.
• It was founded in the 15th century by Don Diego de Anaya.
• It was abolished in early 1800s.
• Today, it is the faculty of philology.
• Near to this house, was the Iglesia of San Sebastian.
• He was a former chapel from the college plus the Inn.
• The work was by Joaquin de Churriguera.

Colegio Santa Cruz de Canizares (16th century)
• It is a music conservatory.
• It is now incorporated into the assembly hall with the conservatory.
• The main facade is of plateresque style.

Colegio de San Pelayo
• It was founded within the mid-16th century.
• Since 1990, this has been the home to the Faculty of Geography and History.

Palaces and Palatial Houses in Salamanca

Casa de las Conchas
• It was in-built the late 15th century.
• It is made of Gothic civil style.
• Its facade is decorated with about 350 shells of scallops.
• It is distinctive with the Order of Santiago.
• The bars of Gothic windows are classified.
• It currently houses a public library.

Casa de Don Diego Maldonado
• It is a 16th-century Plateresque palace.
• It houses the:
– Hispanic-Brazilian Cultural Foundation
– Centre for Brazilian Studies at the University of Salamanca.

Casa de Dona Maria la Brava
• It is a 15th-century Gothic building.
• It is a prototype with the noble mansions of times.
• Its owner is Maria Rodriguez de Monroy.
• He was the head of one of the two sides of the city.
• The city was split within the 15th century.
• It is perfectly located at the Plaza de los Bandos.

Casa Lis
• It is an Art Nouveau palace.
• It was built in 1905.
• It has an iron facade.
• It is built on the walls.
• It houses the Art Nouveau and Deco collections.
• These were donated by Manuel Ramos Andrade.

Casa de las Muertes (early 16th century)
• It was constructed by Juan de Alava.
• It has skulls which decorate the facade.

Casa Del Regidor Ovalle (1700s)
• The Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno died here.

Casa de Santa Teresa (16th century)
• The Saint Teresa of Avila visited this town and stayed here.
• She came to Salamanca in 1570 for a visit.
• She stopped and wrote Vivo sin vivir en mí, a poem.

Casa de la Tierra (15th century)
• The doorway has an arched, Gothic window tracery.
• It is the headquarters for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Salamanca.

Casa de las Viejas (17th century)
• It was an old workhouse for poor.
• It is now the headquarters with the Regional Film Archive of Castile and León.
• There is a permanent exhibition of the technology that is related to cinema as well as history.
• It is owned by Salamancan filmmaker Basilio Martín Patino.

Best time to visit / climate

• Salamanca’s climate is Continental Mediterranean.
• It has cold winters and hot summers.
• Salamanca is located in Castile and leon.
• Castile and Leon features a continental Mediterranean climate.
• This is the Mediterranean climate which has a marked character of the continental climate.
• The continental Mediterranean climate is similar to a standard Mediterranean climate.
• The temperatures are more extreme and typical of a continental climate.
• Winters are long and cold.
• They have average temperatures between 4 °C and 7 °C in January.
• Summers are short and hot.
• The temperature is between 19 °C and 22 °C.
• Rain averages only 450 milli-metres to 500 milli-metres annually.
• This is mostly inside lower altitudes.

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How to get there?

1. By plane
• Salamanca has no international airport.
• They do have regular flights from Barcelona with Air Nostrum.
Ryan Air flies to Valladolid from:
– Brussels
– Milan
– London’s Stansted airport
• Salamanca can be reached from there in a 1.5 hour bus ride.

2. By train
• Trains connect the town with Madrid and Portugal with Renfe.

3. By bus
• Buses run frequently to Madrid with Auto-res.
• It is about 200 km away.

Some Travel Books on Via de la plata Route – Spain

Rick Steves’ Spain 2013 Lonely Planet Spain Spain…A Culinary Road Trip

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.com
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Blogs / Sites about Salamanca – Spain

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Images and photos about Salamanca – Spain

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