The Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca is locally known as Scala Coeli. You can’t, of course, climb the tower without getting into the Clerecia Church. And yes, you’ve got to pay, too. This church used to be known as the Royal College of the Company of Jesus. It was both a school and a home to the Jesuit priests who taught the students.
This Baroque-style building has two towers – and each gives you a different perspective of the city. Climbing the stairs might be an arduous task for some but you’ll be rewarded with stunning views. When you’re up there, you’re entirely looking at the past from above, sans the glass skyscrapers of the modern world. The towering spires from all corners of the city compete with the classical Baroque domes. The red-roofed houses you see everywhere are in contrast with the earth-coloured steeples above churches and edifices. It’s truly wonderful up there!
You can take a train from Madrid to Salamanca in the morning (8:55) and be back at 6:20 in the evening. Round trip would cost you around 30 euros. You can buy your train ticket here. I you wish to stay there for a weekend getaway, you can book via HostelWorld, Expedia and .
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