Oasis Aoyama

Oasis Aoyama
Aoyama, Morioka, Iwate

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spain Trip 7

Plaza Mayor Salamanca at midnight

Can you see the stork? Wow!      The letter which was written with fighting bull's blood    Can you find the frog?

Finally, I went to Salamanca! I went  there from Portugal by midnight bus. To go  there was the main purpose of this trip. My dream has come true by finally going to Santiago de Compostela and Portugal! 
My daughter goes to Salamanca University now. So I had this chance to visit. Salamanca city is one of the most important university cities in Spain and it was declared a UNESCO  World Heritage Site.
Salamanca University is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest university in the world still in continuous operations. It was given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. So next year will be it's 800th anniversary. The oldest buildings have become museums and many tourists come. The library is included in these pictures as well. The city was famous for bullfighting and it is said that the letters written on the wall used the blood of bulls during the bullfighting days long ago.
The Black Iberian pig also is famous in the city. So there are many shops with pig thighs hanging from the ceilings! Taste was so great! That's Spain! I wanted to stay longer and walk around to see more places slowly. But my daughter said that one day is more than enough to see the city. So I could stay there only one and a half days. It was very short. But it was a very nice and quiet city!