day 8 & 9 of  Spain vacation – Salamanca and Toledo

We headed off to Salamanca! Instead of the usual churches, we visited the Shrine of Fatima. It’s a really interesting place to be.. a large plaza in the centre of it and sheltered walkways around it. Well, more shopping on the trip at the Salamanca Plaza.

The Plaza Mayor reminds me of another place in Europe, but can’t quite recall the name right now.

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day 9..

We left Salamanca and popped into Toledo, the town famed for making swords and knives. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The most memorable thing I have of the city is how there are flags all over the entire city, feels very medieval to a certain extent, if you know what i mean.

Check the Santa María la Blanca out and im impressed with the intricacy of the architecture. It used to be a synagogue (building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction) and its now a museum.

I’m most impressed with the El Greco masterpiece – The Burial of the Count of OrgazAlso checked out a sword smith where there are replicas of the Lord of the Rings swords and i tried brandishing some of the swords on display. It’s MAD HEAVY!!

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We ended the day in Madrid and checked into our madrid hotel and i tried to blog.

P.s. In case you are wondering, this entry first appeared on my old blogspot and is imported here after i got my own domain.