1. Salamanca against Napoleon
Learn about Salamanca's past and everything that was gained and lost during its turbulent war years. Follow your local guide on a walking trip through history as you explore the old sites that served as forts for the French and artillery batteries for the British. Visit some key historic locations, such as Plaza Mayor, Archbishop Fonseca College, San Vicente Hill, the Botanical Archaeological Park, and Jardín de la Merced. Hear about how the San Vicente Convent was chosen as the ideal place to establish a fortified empire back in the day. Listen to fascinating stories of how 800 French soldiers gathered in preparation for the arrival of the allied army, while the British decided to besiege them, leaving devastation in its wake. Acquire a new sense of appreciation for the local architecture and landmarks.