Exploring Toledo, Avila & Salamanca

After the wonderful city of Segovia, let’s now embark our journey to the amazing maze like cobbled streets of Toledo, that is known as the city of three cultures ( Christians, Muslims, and Jews ). Seriously, the streets are narrow and the buildings are tall plus there are a lot of people going on tour so be sure to follow your guide or you’ll get lost. We were able to visit the famous Toledo Cathedral, El Greco’s painting, The Burial of the Count Orgaz and taste the delicious Santo Tome Marzipan. I also met the famous novelist of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. En route to Salamanca, we passed by to a city called Avila and had a quick snap of the beautiful walled city. Then we stay a night in the ancient celtic city of Salamanca and saw the famous baroque style Plaza Mayor.

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My travel buddies!
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Puente de San Martin was constructed in the late 14th century that traverse the Tagus river.

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He is ready for a fight to defend his throne.
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Toledo is famous for its steel work like swords, armors, shields, pendants and like this metal plates. They are beautifully crafted by hand and you would see the intricate details in every piece.
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He is tired of the long walk going up in this huge city.

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I thought I was in a maze, the streets are really narrow. But every corner is just picture perfect.
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MostΒ gates of every building are well crafted and that steel door is huge.

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Unfortunately, we are not allowed to snap the painting of El Greco.

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The high Gothic cathedral of Toledo.

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You can’t leave Toledo without tasting the famous Santo Tome Marzipan.

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Meet the famous writer of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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We just pass by this amazing view of the walled city, Avila.

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The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca is different from the one in Madrid, this is more grande, artistic and dramatic.

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Another couple picture!

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Ever wondered why they need a large door like this? It is because a long time ago, most people are on horses or chariot before they enter the building.

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These three cities are really awe-inspiring, the intricate architecture was well preserved. Definitely worth the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. So when you visit Spain, don’t forget to stroll around the streets of Toledo, snap a picture of the walled city of Avila and had a day tour in the beautiful Salamanca.

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