|Front of the Cathedral of Santiago|
|The Botafumeiro - Incense Burner|
|The tomb of the Apostle James|
The Way of St. James became one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in medieval times. The giant incense burner in the Cathedral was used to overpower the odor of the early pilgrims. Today hundreds of thousands of modern day pilgrims make their way to the city as it is considered one of the most important Christian sites in the world.
|Salamanca's Roman bridge|
|One of Salamanca's many churches|
|University of Salamanca philosophy building|
|Birds make a home atop a bell tower|
|Birthday lunch in Salamanca|
Salamanca is especially known for its old and new cathedrals, just 2 of many churches in the city, and its university. Founded in 1812, the University of Salamanca is the oldest higher learning institution in Spain.
Salamanca was a lovely place to spend my birthday. Beautiful city, ideal weather and a great lunch at a charming little restaurant.
|Our hotel with typical golden facade|