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Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca

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Toledo, Spain: Magnificent Cathedral - Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide - Travel Bite

More info about travel to Toledo: Toledo, Spain’s leading Catholic city, has a magnificent cathedral. Shoehorned into the old center, its exterior rises brilliantly above the medieval clutter. And the interior — so lofty and vast — is celebrated as the most Gothic of Spain’s churches and the most Spanish of Gothic churches.

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Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain

City of Salamanca in Spain, birthplace to the first European university. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Convent of San Esteban, the New Cathedral, the Main Square.
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Toledo Spain Vlog 2019 ~ Day trips from Madrid

Are you looking for ideas for day trips from Madrid? In this video I share why Toledo is well worth the trip and what to do. Subscribe for more laid-back luxury #travel and inspiring travel vlogs:

Spain is one of favorite places in the world and I’m a big believer in getting outside of the major cities and seeing all the country has to offer. The day trip to Toledo from Madrid is great because it’s only a 50-minute ride by bus for only 5 Euros! I recommend staying at least one night, but if you only have a day, this Toledo Spain vlog shows what you should see. From the San Martin Bridge to a gorgeous view of Toledo from the highest point, I even go on a private walking tour that avoids Toledo tourism spots. If you’re looking for an up to date Spain Travel vlog 2019, I hope you enjoy this video! Being an over 40 travel vlogger is so much fun and I hope you benefit from my experience and shenanigans. :) Keep watching to see an American tourist in Spain!

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Salamanca, Spain: Bull Boards to Tuna Bands

More info about travel to Salamanca: Immerse yourself in the high and vast plateau of central Spain. Visit the sunny, sandstone city of Salamanca and the finest square in Spain — Plaza Mayor. Savor some of Europe's best people-watching and take in the centuries old troubador tradition of Tuna Bands.

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Salamanca, Spain - Brennan Chaloux Travel Vlog #5

Yo guys, trip number 5!! We are going a lot of places in Spain. This one was pretty fun, so give it a good ole watch. I think there will be another 5, so we are half way there!!

Salamanca Spain

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Salamanca is a city in western Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca, which belongs to the autonomous community of Castile and Leon (Castilla y León). The Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

It lies about 200 km west of Madrid and 100 km east of the Portuguese border. With a population around 160,000 it is the third most populated city in Castile and Leon, following Valladolid and Burgos.

Salamanca is known both for its monumental sights and the University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218 and is the oldest university in Spain and the fifth oldest western university. With its 30,000 students, the university is, together with tourism, the economic engine of the city. Salamanca is also known for the teaching of Spanish language in this field, Salamanca houses 16% of the offer available in Spain and is known to attract thousands of foreign students.

History

The city was founded in the pre-Ancient Rome period by the Vacceos, a Celtic tribe, as one of a pair of forts to defend their territory near the Duero river. In the third century BCE, Hannibal laid siege to the city. With the fall of the Carthaginians to the Romans, the city of Helmantica, as it was known, began to take more importance as a commercial hub in the Roman Hispania due to its favorable location. Salamanca lay on a Roman road, known as the Via de la Plata, which connected it with Emerita Augusta (present day Mérida to the south and Asturica Augusta (present-day Astorga) to the north. The Roman bridge dating to the first century, was a part of this road.

With the fall of the Roman Empire, the Alans established in Lusitania, and Salamanca was part of this region. Later the city was conquered by the Visigoths and included in their territory. The city was a already an episcopal see, and signatures of bishops of Salamanca are found in the Councils of Toledo

Salamanca surrendered to the Moors, led by Musa bin Nusair, in the year 712 CE. For years this area between the south of Duero River and the north of Tormes River, became the main battlefield against the Muslim invaders. The constant fighting of the Kingdom of León first, and the Kingdom of Castile and León later against the Caliphate depopulated Salamanca and reduced it to an unimportant settlement. After the battle of Simancas (939) the Christians resettled this area. After the capture of Toledo by Alfonso VI of Castile in 1085, the definitive resttlement of the city took place. Ramón de Borgoña, instructed by his father-in-law Alfonso VI of León, led a group of settlers of various origins in 1102.

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Madrid Day Trips: Segovia, Toledo, Avila & El Escorial

Visiting the Spanish Capital Madrid & Looking for Cool Towns to Visit Nearby? Here are our four favorite day trips from Madrid.
1. Segovia - the town with a Roman aqueduct, amazing cathedral and castle / alcazar makes for an easy 30 minute train ride or hour and a half bus ride from Madrid. Eat the suckling pig!
2. Toledo - the former capital of Spain and the seat of the Catholic church in Spain, Toledo offers cool streets to wander through, a great cathedral, a cool armaments museum & more.
3. El Escorial - the royal palace outside of Madrid is a cool way to see all the pomp and circumstance of the Spanish & European court.
4. Avila - this walled city let's you literally climb the walls and see a number of historic buildings such as their cathedral.

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We were completely amazed. Walking through the streets of this city made us feel that we had gone back to the Middle Ages when Toledo was the capital of Spain. It was one of the most important centres in Europe from the Gothic epoch until 1560 and its buildings stand tall to witness this period in time.

The architecture is really impressive with the main sights being the large fortress (alcázar) built by the monarchs, the vast and richly decorated cathedral, and the impressive archdiocesan palace built by the prelates of Toledo, primates of the Spanish church.

However, apart from the stunning infrastructure we also realized that there are so many souvenir shops in the city that also express the culture and identity of Toledo. They are filled with beautiful handmade products.

The city is surrounded by the River Tajo on three sides and two medieval walls on the fourth side.

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Christmas trip to Salamanca spain

Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

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Mariano Zamorano: The Sword Maker of Toledo

Mariano Zamorano is the fifth of his name, continuing a tradition of sword making that started with his great-great-grandfather in the 1850s. He is one of the last artisanal sword makers left in Toledo.

A Day in Toledo, Spain

Spent the day wandering around Toledo, Spain. Visited the Alcazar military museum, enjoyed the views, and sampled some of the local food.

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Two Days in Segovia, Spain || Food + Travel Vlog 2019

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After being randomly bitten by the travel bug but having limited time, we decided to go on a little spontaneous getaway to Segovia, Spain. Segovia is a historic city, located northwest of Madrid. It's home to beautiful roman ruins and delicious traditional Spanish cuisine.

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My husband's favorite city in Spain is Salamanca.

Salamanca is located in the region of Spain called Castile and Leon. It is home to the oldest university in the country, and I'm very tempted to see if I can study there one day alongside students from all over the world.

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Visiting Toledo, Spain on Audrey's Birthday

For Audrey's birthday we took a day trip from Madrid to Toledo where we visited the Alcázar de Toledo and ate a three course Spanish lunch.

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Well Hello,

So today is July 23rd. Which means it is my birthday! So Sam and I are going to take a little day trip. We've been staying in Madrid but Toledo is only thirty minutes away by train. So we're going to head out and have some birthday adventures in a new city.

We've arrived and it is a beautiful train station. Time to get the birthday girl some lunch. Yes.

So we decided to walk into the city which was maybe a mistake considering it is almost forty degrees out. We should have just grabbed a taxi but at least they have these escalators that help you reach the summit of the center of the old town I guess. So yeah, it is nice being in the shade and not having to climb stairs.

It is kind of funny because just outside of the escalators are these old ruins. So you have something very modern and then you have the ruins right beside it. Yeah, quite the contrast.

So we made it to the top. And this is our reward. Check out these views.

Birthday girl, what is your starter? Alright, so we found a nice little restaurant and I've ordered Gazpacho which is a cold tomato soup with onions, peppers and cucumbers. But you can't see any of that because it looks like they've just liquefied it and turned it into a bit of a cream. But let's try it.

Mmmmm.

Refreshing? That is so refreshing on a day like today. And it is a little bit tart and tangy which I really like.

I could drink this out of a glass it is so good.

And what is your entree? I'm trying something I've never tried before. It is called Migas de Pastor. And if you look down here it has got meat, it has got some kind of breadcrumbs here and it also has veggies. I think these maybe peppers. Let's take a bite with the meat and the breadcrumbs. How is it? It's really good. I think that is a piece of like chorizo meat. Nice! Spicy!

And what does the birthday gal have?

So I'm having a type of Tortilla which is basically potatoes and egg. Kind of like an omelette style meal. This also has ham in it. And I've got some pork right underneath. They've soaked it in ketchup which I'm not a huge fan of. But it is alright. I actually had this for breakfast today and that was a little bit better.

So I see your main dish has arrived. You know what, this is actually my favorite Spanish dish that I've tried since I've been to Spain. It is called Paella. Take a look down here. We're going to be doing a bit more of a dedicated video to this soon but for now you can basically know that it is a mixed type of rice with seafood and vegetables. Alright, let's take a bite of that.

And over here in Spain wine is like water. I had a choice between water and wine so I got my own bottle. I think I made the right decision.

Aren't you glad we got about a thirty minute break in between our main course and dessert? What do you have? I am having flan. And I don't really know how to describe this dessert except to say that it is popular in South America and in Spain. And your Mom makes a really good flan. Yes, and the brown stuff you see it is kind of like caramelized sugar but I really can't explain the dessert itself because I have no idea what it is made with even though I've eaten it my whole life.

So we are now visiting the Alcázar, which is the one building that dominates the city skyline. And they also have a really cool military museum. And normally I wouldn't be into that but because it is so hot outside it has actually been really nice being indoors with AC. Just learning a bit of the history by force.

I'm beginning to realize that Spain is more of a winter destination. All we've been doing since we've come here is sweating like pigs.

So we are hiding indoors again. We found a little corner store with lots of fans and Popsicles. So trying to cool down here people.

So I think that is about all we can handle for today. So cooling off yet again with ice cream cones this time. And now we're going to head back to the train station and try to get back to Madrid a little bit earlier than planned.

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