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Some of the most beautiful tourist places in Alba de Tormes

By Clarke Watson Subscribe to RSS | February 9th 2012 | Views:
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One of the important provinces of Spain Salamanca is the small town Alba de Tormes and this town is located on the banks of the famous river tormes. This town is one of the prized collections of Salamanca province, as some tourists put it. The city is known for its rich vegetation and most beautiful environment. There are many important buildings of historical importance and the town has now become a popular tourist place as well.

Patio de las Escuelas:

This beautiful building built with the traditional Salamancan Platersque design is believed to have been built in the year 1218. The building now hosts a university which has more than 7000 students. Interestingly, the building has the Gothic architecture at the entrance. The first floor of the building has the Baroque design and it is believed to have been renovated during the 18th century. This is one most important buildings of the city.

Church of San Juan:

This church known for its imposing beauty is believed to have been built in the 12th century. The important feature of this church is the sculpture which depicts Christ sitting with 12 of his disciples who have sat around him in a semi-circle. The expressions of all the disciples are almost identical in terms of the nobility and faithfulness. Apart from this, there are many other works of sculpture and art and it is certainly a place which should never be missed.

Plaza Mayor: This unbelievably beautiful building is believed to have been built during the years 1729-1755 by Philip V as a commemoration of his loyalty to the King during the Spanish war of succession. The traditional Spanish architecture has been adopted for construction of this building. On the one hand the government of Salamanca has taken pains to preserve and maintain this beautiful building and on the other hand, it has allowed some café, restaurant, shops in the traditional Spanish style around the building. The tourists can enjoy the drinks or taste the traditional food in the midst of this beautiful building.

Old Cathedral:

This beautiful Romanseque cathedral has San Martin Chapel which is believed to have been built in 13th century. A new cathedral has also been built just by the side of the old cathedral building. This majestic building which has been liberally decorated with masterpiece works of arts and many paintings from some of the renowned artisans. The lantern tower with two beautifully designed windows around each of these towers has enhanced the aesthetic beauty of the building.

Clarke Watson - About Author:
Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over locations costa brava and whether on the location lloret de mar. Holiday in Spain offers not only freedom but also a wide choice a vacation holiday in location vacances en espagne. Learn More About Clubvillamar Holidays on Clarke Watson Blog.

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