En route to Madrid my group spent a few hours in Salamanca.

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Obviously this time is nowhere near enough to see a place thoroughly but I tried to run around and take in as much as possible nonetheless!

Even though I’m normally very good at remembering the locations of sites, as a result of being a bit rushed I can’t remember exactly where I took each picture but I hope you enjoy my mismatched photo collection of the beautiful town of Salamanca all the same.

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As you can see from the severe lack of any greenery in these pictures, I mainly stuck to the UNESCO heritage listed Old Town because I thought it was simply amazing – all of its buildings are so intricately carved.

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Like someone did this by hand meanwhile, I can’t even draw a stick figure on a piece of paper.

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Before I prove absolutely useless in providing any suggestions on what to do in Salamanca, these photos all came from either the University of Salamanca, the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral.

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The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218 and is the oldest in Spain and among the longest running in all of Europe.

If I had the choice of where to study in the world I’d certainly rank this awesome place high of the list!

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While many Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor I thought the one in Salamanca topped the one I would see later that day in Madrid by a long shot.

Obviously not in terms of size, but in character and atmosphere. It’s a great spot to hang around and have a drink or meal and just people watch.

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Also, I had the best frozen yoghurt ever from a place in Plaza Mayor.

It’s a perfect way to temporarily escape the harsh Spanish heat!

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