Salamanca, Spain

After stopping at Cáceres we headed onto and arrived late in the afternoon in Salamanca.  Salamanca is the capital of the Salamanca province, part of the Castile and León region, and dates back to Celtic times.

Thanks to Booking.com we found a nice hotel near another old Roman bridge, checked in, and headed into old town to the main square.

Puente Romano
Puente Romano
headed to main square
headed to main square

As we passed the cathedral, we decided to do a quick tour before it closed.

Catedral de Salamanca

Catedral de Salamanca

The cathedral was constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries and has a mix of late Gothic and Baroque styles.

Catedral de Salamanca

Catedral de Salamanca

Catedral de Salamanca

Catedral de Salamanca

After the tour, we again headed toward the Plaza Major.

Cris and Felix near Plaza Major
Cris and Felix near Plaza Major

We were all getting a little “hangry,” so we stopped at restaurant on the square and had a wonderful Spanish dinner.  One thing I had learned by this point in the trip is when we are getting hangry, don’t try to find the best restaurant on Yelp.  Just pick something close – it’s going to be excellent, and we won’t be chewing on one another!

After dinner, we then headed back to the hotel, and caught some nice photos of the sunset and Roman bridge at night.

Catedral de Salamanca
Catedral de Salamanca
Puente Romano at night
Puente Romano at night

The next day we would head due west into Portugal.

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