We had a good, but fairly long drive from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca partly because we didn’t take the autostrada, but enjoyed driving the N525. We passed through and saw some nice towns and villages and were especially happy to see a pair of storks on their nest.

Salamanca is a fairly large university city about 215 km from Madrid and 450 km to Seville. The old town has some magnificent buildings constructed with sandstone blocks and all seem very well preserved. The Plaza Major is immense and very beautiful. A fun place to hang out and people watch, as we did this afternoon. Unfortunately we are only passing through on our way to Seville and Marbella and overnighting at Hostellaria Sara.


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