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View from the Towers of La Clerecía (Salamanca, Spain).

View from the Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca

The Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca is locally known as Scala Coeli. You can’t, of course, climb the tower without getting into the Clerecia Church. And yes, you’ve got to pay, too. This church used to be known as the Royal College of the Company of Jesus. It was both a school and a home to […]

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Basilica de San Vicente in Avila and the Story of the Three Martyrs (Spain).

Basilica de San Vicente in Avila and the Story of the Three Martyrs

I wasn’t able to go inside the Basilica de San Vicente in Avila because our tour guide was already rounding us up to the bus. Well, it wasn’t really his fault but mine. I spent so much time inside the city, especially walking on the Muralla de Avila. But, the girl who sat beside me on […]

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20 Photos - Inside the Amazing Salamanca Cathedral (Spain).

20 Photos – Inside the Amazing Salamanca Cathedral

Salamanca Cathedral refers to two cathedrals combined into one. One is called the Old Cathedral and other as the New Cathedral. The former was built in 12-13th century and the latter was in 16th century. So, the earlier Cathedral is really ancient (Middle Ages) and the new one isn’t really that new. 😀 Salamanca is […]

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Find the Frog on the Skull in Salamanca (University of Salamanca, Spain)

If You Can Find the Frog on the Skull in Salamanca, You Will be Rewarded

If you can find the frog on the skull In Salamanca, you will be rewarded. No, not with money or a Prince Charming you’ve been praying for. Definitely, not a brand new car or that trip to Antarctica you’ve been wanting to check off your bucket list. Haha! No, not even meeting the hot and talented […]

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The Panoramic View of Toledo from Mirador del Valle (Spain).

The Panoramic View of Toledo from Mirador del Valle is Something You’d Never Forget

Toledo is a medieval Spanish city popularly known as “The Imperial City” where the Roman Emperor, Charles V, once held his court here. On the other hand, Toledo is also christened as the “City of Three Cultures” due to its rich historical co-existence of Jews, Muslims and Christians. If you look around the city, the […]

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The Aqueduct of Segovia - Ancient Rome's Legacy in Spain

The Aqueduct of Segovia – Ancient Rome’s Legacy in Spain

The aqueduct of Segovia is ancient Rome’s indisputable legacy in Spain. The towering aqueduct is synonymous to the old town of Segovia. You can’t mention the city’s name without identifying it to this arched aqueduct. The city of Segovia, as legend has it, was founded by Hercules, the son of the Roman god, Zeus. The Aqueduct of […]

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Alcazar de Segovia - A Fairytale Castle Before Disney (Spain).

Alcazar de Segovia – A Fairytale-like Castle Before Disney

Before Disney, there was Alcazar de Segovia. If you look at it near and far, the castle resembles that of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland. You can’t leave Segovia without seeing and getting into the heart of Spain’s most famous castle. The structure wasn’t really meant to be a castle. It was built as a fortress. […]

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Madrid Plaza Mayor - The Heart of the City (Spain).

Madrid Plaza Mayor – The Square With Many Names

Madrid Plaza Mayor is one of the most visited public spaces in the city. Though this square is infested with tourists from all over the world, it still oozes with a cultural vibe that the city is know for. This place is both loved and frequented by locals and strangers in the city. Despite its dark […]

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