Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Travel Tuesday: Old Family Crests in Salamanca, Spain

As I mentioned in my last Travel Tuesday post, I recently visited Salamanca, Spain. This historic university town is filled with old buildings from the Renaissance. Many noble families lived here and you can still see their crests on the sides of some of their palaces.

In Spanish, the term for the historical town center is casco viejo, which translates to "old helmet." There are a lot of old helmets in Salmanca!

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are very cool. Some look a little cracked, so hope they last.

Sean McLachlan said...

Alex: on a couple of buildings they have been entirely pecked away and you can only see the ghost of the shape. I suppose some new family moved in. I'd leave it up! Before the 20th century people had less of a mind to conserve the past, though.

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