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FEW HOURS IN SALAMANCA, Spain.

Over 2000 years of history

---- When i was a teenager, i did part of my National Service in the Army in Aldershot. The
barracks as been pulled down since then. If i remember rightly the barracks was
Willems , and the cookhouse had the name "Salamanca" So over 60 years later i arrived in the real Salamanca. -- The cookhouse was named after the Battle of Salamanca, part of the Peninsular war in 1812. The Anglo-Portuguese army defeated the French Forces at Arapiles. -- On a overnight stay in Salamanca Western Spain i had a pleasant visit.
Salamamca is a city in Castille and Leon region. on the banks of the river Tormes. Crossing
the river is a stone built bridge from 89 AD built by the Romans, its cobbled surface
today for walkers and cyclists. only. There are two Cathedrals in Salamanca, "Old " and
"New", both ancient lovely buildings. I was here in the month of July, it was reasonably uncrowded with
fellow tourists. ---In Salamanca i stayed at a budget hotel , called a " Hostal" . It was clean and comfortable, for me a hotel is a place to lay my head for a sleep, this fitted the purpose. --- --- Salamanca is easy to reach by plane or train. Madrid is 200km (120 miles ) , a train takes 90 minutes... The border with Portugal is 80km to the West. SALMANCA  ,SPAIN.   --    Railway  station.

SALMANCA ,SPAIN. -- Railway station.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  --  I stayed at  this Hostal,,  a  budget  hotel. --Los  Infantes in  Paseo de la Estacion.   Train station  opposite.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- I stayed at this Hostal,, a budget hotel. --Los Infantes in Paseo de la Estacion. Train station opposite.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN. --  Took  25  years  to  complete.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Took 25 years to complete.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  --  Plaza  Mayor a  large elegant  square with  restaurants and  tapas.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Plaza Mayor a large elegant square with restaurants and tapas.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN   --  Plaza Mayor,  Grand  buildings.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN -- Plaza Mayor, Grand buildings.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  --  Plaza Mayor.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Plaza Mayor.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  -- Little  courtyard.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Little courtyard.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  --  Beautiful  bell  tower of  Old  cathedral.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Beautiful bell tower of Old cathedral.

SALAMANCA ,  SPAIN.   Old  cathedral.

SALAMANCA , SPAIN. Old cathedral.

SALAMANCA  ,  SPAIN.  --Old  cathedral.

SALAMANCA , SPAIN. --Old cathedral.

SALAMANCA,SPAIN.   --  Old  cathedral. Looking up  the  little  Dome.

SALAMANCA,SPAIN. -- Old cathedral. Looking up the little Dome.

SALAMANCA  ,  SPAIN.    Old  cathedral

SALAMANCA , SPAIN. Old cathedral

SALAMANCA, SPAIN  --  Old  cathedral in  Plaza Juan XX111.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN -- Old cathedral in Plaza Juan XX111.

SALAMANCA   SPAIN.

SALAMANCA SPAIN.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.   ----  Street called  Gibraltar.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. ---- Street called Gibraltar.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.    Old  cathedral  tower.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. Old cathedral tower.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  -  Casa Lis   Art Museum,  -Down  by  the  Roman  Bridge.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. - Casa Lis Art Museum, -Down by the Roman Bridge.

SALAMANCA  SPAIN.--  Church  of  Santiago  and  El Lazarillo de Tormes monument  in  bronze.

SALAMANCA SPAIN.-- Church of Santiago and El Lazarillo de Tormes monument in bronze.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  -- Roman  bridge,  today  for bikes and  walkers.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Roman bridge, today for bikes and walkers.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  --  Roman  bridge  from  89 AD.  Part  of  roman  road  Via de la  Plata,.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Roman bridge from 89 AD. Part of roman road Via de la Plata,.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.   -- Stone  Roman  bridge  looking  towards  the  old  Cathedral.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Stone Roman bridge looking towards the old Cathedral.

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.   --  River  Tormes flows  through  a  plateau. in  western  Spain. It  starts  in the  mountains  at Gredos ,ending at  the  Duero  river. 284km  (176 mies )

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- River Tormes flows through a plateau. in western Spain. It starts in the mountains at Gredos ,ending at the Duero river. 284km (176 mies )

SALAMANCA,  SPAIN.  --  Bell  tower  on  historical  building  of  University.  Founded 1134.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- Bell tower on historical building of University. Founded 1134.

SALAMANCA,   SPAIN.  -- La Rayuela Pub in  Rua  Mayor  19.    Old  style  place.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN. -- La Rayuela Pub in Rua Mayor 19. Old style place.

ite street]Salamanca is in Western Spain.

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