Originally a fortified Roman camp, the historic university town of Salamanca, Spain, is an architectural delight with its narrow cobblestoned streets and buildings carved from a unique golden stone.
The town used to be a summer resort for Madrid's wealthiest families (only 130 mi/210 km to the southeast), and it retains an air of propriety.
Plaza Mayor, surrounded by four-story buildings with baroque ironwork, is one of the most beautiful in Spain (and, until 150 years ago, the site of bull... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.