2012 Spain Trip Abroad
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Jan. 15th Update
Today we woke up to a chilly Caceres and enjoyed a walking tour of the old quarter of the city. Our guide Carlos provided some of the history of the area, such as how nobles of the area had feuds and on top of their house was a tower specifically for protection against other rival families. Almost all of these towers are only half of their originally height however because Queen Isabella ordered them to be cut to end the feuds.
At the end of the tour we said good-bye to Carlos and packed up to make our way to Salamanca, but first stopping at the Vostell Museum. It is a collection of works by Wolf Vostell, a German artist who married a Spanish woman and in addition fell in love with the countryside, which is where the museum was built. The pieces of art we got to see were more modern made up of cars, motorcycles, and televisions. Afterwards we continued to Salamanca, where the city’s cathedral and a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius welcomed us.