What you need to know before traveling to Salamanca

Salamanca is a province where fortified walls became a way of life. You can go to the fortified castle of Castillo del Buen Amor or wander the castle ruins of Alba de Tormes. Here, you can also see the Romanesque-Mudéjar style in the east end of the Church of St. John. While in the province, you might also want to visit Salamanca, the capital city of this region. For some tourists, the major Salamanca attractions are its sandstone walls. Others like to wander the narrow streets and admire the facades of the many old structures. Some Salamanca sights to consider are the Jesuit College (1617-1755), the New Cathedral (1513-1560) with its intricate interior vaulting and the Old Cathedral (12th century) featuring the pointed arching of the Romanesque style. Salamanca tourism, also touts the Renaissance cloisters of the Convento de las Duenas as well as the Fonesco Palace. There are many things to do in Salamanca. You will need to spend at least a weekend in Salamanca. You can sample Salamanca culture at the Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. You can go shopping in Salamanca along one of the many side streets.

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