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Salamanca, Avila and Segovia in Pictures

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Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
Salamanca, Avila and Segovia in Pictures

Salamanca's Plaza Mayor at night.

© Lyn & Arthur Dobrin. 

Salamanca, Avila, and Segovia are World Heritage Cities, a distinction conferred by a body within UNESCO dedicated to preserving the best of the world’s urban experiences. These cities deserve the sobriquet, as each is a testament to beauty and civilized living.

Salamanca is like an old uncle with a youthful heart.

It is a place enlivened by those who so relish life that good talk, good food, and good times are inseparable.

Salamanca, where cars are barred from most of downtown, is animated with the sound the human voice, nowhere more so than in the Plaza Mayor, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all Spain’s squares.

Plaza Mayor is alive with people walking, talking, showing off, watching, sipping, drinking, playing—old and young alike.

Day and night, wedding parties, street performers, grandparents with their grandchildren, students and lovers are all there — and we savored the human spectacle.

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