Salamanca is an arresting historic city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, and, as you’d expect, replete with ancient buildings oozing with imposing beauty. But the city also has a modern face intermingled with its classic red sandstone glory. I took these pictures while strolling about the old town.
A mural above the entrance to an underground car park
Salamanca Catering & Hoteliery School (I think…?)
This lovely piece of wrought ironwork belongs to Casa Lis, the city’s Art Nouveau Museum
Some funky posters gracing the inside of Salamanca’s 15th-century Casa de las Conchas (Shell House).
A colourful mural. Not sure what it’s supposed to be… but who cares 😉
The shading provided by these moody rainclouds and the angle of the evening sun makes it seem like the street lamps are lit, but they aren’t.
Someone’s very intent on keeping folk out. The sign reads “Dangerous dogs, do not touch the fence – a message reinforced by this vivid pictorial representation of a bull being chased through the Tormes river, with Salamanca cathedral serving as the backdrop.