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Enjoying Salamanca in the Summer

  • July 13th, 2016
  • Posted in Cities

Considering that Salamanca is known for its reputation as the best university city in Spain, one would be tempted to assume that the city comes to a standstill during the summer months, but this is not the case.  While it’s true that the city does quiet down in the summer, it’s anything but boring!  In fact, it’s very likely that you’ll come across numerous tourists, including Spanish tourists, there to have a good time and see what the summertime in Salamanca has to offer.
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Summertime in Madrid

The summers in Madrid are known to be some of the hottest in the country, especially in the months of July and August. Temperatures exceed 30°C (86°F) on a daily basis, so venturing down a sunny street at four in the afternoon is a risky endeavor best left for the cold-blooded.

It’s often said (and only half-jokingly) that one of the major problems of our capital city is that there’s no beach nearby (in fact, one of Spain’s best-known songs of the ’80s was about this fact). But regardless of Madrid’s land-locked location in the center of the country, and despite suffering the intense heat of the meseta central (inner plateau), the city has much to offer in the summer months.
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Spanish (in the) beach

Let us be honest: Spain may deservedly be known for its interesting culture, its phenomenal gastronomy and its numberless places in which to enjoy oneself. But if we ask people what is it they like best about our country, the answer will be, “The sun and the beach”. Especially this time of year. Continue reading…

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