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Travel – Salamanca – Spain – Part 3

• 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.

Palaces and Palatial Houses in Salamanca

Fonda Veracruz
• It is courtyard with wooden galleries in sort of dead-end street.
• It is currently a catering school.

Arias Corvelle Palace (15th century)
• It is a sgraffito facade akin to San Boal.
• It houses the institution of Fine and Performing Arts of San Eloy.

Castellanos Palace (15th-16th centuries)
• The Palace from the Marquises of Castellanos construction began within the late 15th century.
• The facade dates back to late 19th century.
• It combines Gothic and Neoclassical styles.
• The building is at present an expensive hotel.
• There is a powerful Gothic interior courtyard.

Garci Grande Palace (16th century)
• This palace has a renaissance doorway and chambered corner unique windows.

Monterrey Palace
• It was built in the 16th century.
• It is of plateresque style.
• It is one of the Houses of Alba.
• It highlights its towers and chimneys.

Orellana Palace (16th century)
• It is a building of Greco-Roman architecture with Mannerist influence.
• The courtyard is L shape and the ladder is also L-shaped.

Rodriguez de Figueroa Palace (1545)
• It has interesting facades with the streets Concejo and Zamora and an interior courtyard.
• Today, it is the Salamanca Casino.

La Salina Palace (1546)
• This palace is of Renaissance style.
• It is work done by Rodrigo Gil de Hontanon.
• Since 1884, it was the headquarters of the Provincial Diputation.

San Boal Palace (15th century)
• It is a facade that is decorated with sgraffitos.
• It was School of Commerce and later Faculty of Business.
• Since 1999, it is Hispanic-Japanese Cultural Center on the University of Salamanca.
• The Iglesia de San Boal is also in the same square which dates back to 17th century.

Solis Palace (15th century)
• Philip II of Spain and Maria Manuela got married who hailed from Portugal in 1543 in this palace.
• Today it houses the Telefonica.

Tower Del Aire
• It is still on the Palace in the dukes of Fermoselle.
• It belongs to the 15th century.
• It has beautiful Gothic windows.
• It is currently a student residence.

Tower Del Clavero (15th century)
• There are remains of this palace.
• It was apparently built by Francisco de Sotomayor who was a Clavero Staff on the Order of Alcántara.
• It was constructed about 1470.
• The lower part is quadrangular.
• The upper is octagonal adorned with eight cylindrical turrets.

Torreon de los Anaya (15th century)
• It is an old manor of Gothic civil style.
• It highlights the mullioned window and the Patio de Tres Lados.
• For years, it turned out the seat of Institute of Studies of Latin America and Portugal.
• This was from the University of Salamanca which was often known as Palacio de Abrantes.

Museums and Bridge of Salamanca

• Art Nouveau and Art Deco Museum
• Museum of the History of the town
• Museum of Trade of Salamanca
• Casa Museo Unamuno
• Museum of Automotive Good reputation for Salamanca
• Museum of Salamanca
• Cathedral Museum
• Museum of the Convento de San Esteban
• University Museum – University Library
• University Collections
• Bullfighting Museum
• Collections from the Convento de las Ursulas
• Museum with the Convento de Santa Clara
• Teresian Museum

Casa Museo de Zacarias Gonzalez
• It is the house where Zacarias Gonzalez lived and painted.
• It is around the street Alarcon.

Permanent Exhibition IERONIMUS
• The name of the exhibition is given IERONIMUS.
• It alludes to Don Jeronimo de Perigueux in 1102.
• He was a famed French-born Spanish bishop with the Diocese of Salamanca.
• He brought into the construction of the Iglesia de Santa María.
• This became the case that marked the cause of the 900 years of Art and History of the Cathedrals of Salamanca.
• With this tour one can possibly admire amazing places. They are like:
– Gazebo alongside the Tower del Gallo
– The Patio Chico
– The Terraza de Anaya
• The circuit from the exhibition begins inside the Board of Warden.
It continues within the Board from:
– The Tower Mocha
– The Platform of the Superior Room
– The Board of Vault.
• It was reachable from the last tower which is alongside the gate of Santa Lucía.
• In the rooms there are:
– exposed drawings
– documents
– religious objects linked to the cathedrals.
• The construction is such that one can look both in and out of the 2 cathedrals.
• One could accurately observe the Tower Del Gallo.
• There are also views on the Tormes and Transtormes neighborhoods.
• One may also enjoy the vaults with the new cathedral.
The views are magnificent in:
– the plaza Anaya
– the Tower del Reloj
– the Rua Mayor
– the historical centre

• Theatre Bretón- Now destroyed.
• Cave of Salamanca- Situated on the Carvajal slope.
• Central Market (1899–1909)- Located in the old Plaza de la Verdura and it is made from iron.

Roman Bridge of Salamanca
• The bridge has arches out of which fifteen are Roman that belong to the 1st century BC.

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 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
Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.com
Hotels at booking.com

Blogs / Sites about Salamanca – Spain

blogs at spain.info
blogs at salamanca.es
blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.com

Images and photos about Salamanca – Spain

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