A Stroll Through Salamanca continued
Disclaimer: Before reading the post below, please read the first part of A Stroll Through Salamanca.
After leaving the Puente Romano, I walked towards the Catedral Nueva and Catedral Vieja (New and Old Cathedrals). The Old Cathedral was built during the 12th – 15th centuries and the New Cathedral was built during the 16th – 18th centuries. Both cathedrals are side by side so you will get to visit both for 4 euros.
I spent a good two hours walking through both cathedrals, which is plenty of time to see mostly everything. A nice benefit is that for the price of 4 euros, you also get an audio guide which helps you understand the history and importance of both cathedrals. I made sure to stop at each marked location in the cathedrals so I did not miss out on anything.
Immediately after leaving the cathedrals, I walked a few feet to the entrance to the medieval towers. For 3.75 euros you have the opportunity to climb the recently renovated towers of both the New Cathedral and Old Cathedral.
Part of the tour takes you through the high rafters of the New Cathedral which provides stunning views.
After getting my butt kicked by the 3,000+ stairs inside all the towers, I knew I needed a break before seeing the Iglesia de la Clerecia (which has more stairs). Therefore, I found a bar and had a nice cold beer.
After two rounds of refreshing Estrella Galicia, I quickly made my way to the iglesia. I was pressed for time because my train was leaving in two hours.
Iglesia de la Clerecia
Standing on the ledge overlooking the city, I reflected on my day and what an amazing day I had. I was amazed by the Plaza Mayor, the Puente Romano, the cathedrals, and the delicious food. Salamanca is rich in history and the city’s breathtaking architecture rivals any city in Europe. I can’t wait to return to the city this coming Fall.
If you’ve visited Salamanca, please leave your comments below and let me know about your experience in this amazing city. If you plan on visiting Salamanca, also post your comments or questions below.
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