The cathedrals emanate with beauty, history and reverence

The cathedrals in France and Italy are indeed stunning, but none more so than the cathedral in Salamanca, Spain. Salamanca is 80 miles west of Madrid, and the cathedral is part of the University of Salamanca, founded in 1134.

At the end of our 24-day southern European trip, travel partners … Ruth & Steve Wegman, along with Jennifer and I … visited Salamanca, where Ellen Benefield (Ruth and Steve’s 2nd daughter of 4) is in graduate school during the summer. This is her second summer. Kyle Benefield and the 3 Benefield boys were in Salamanca while we were there, as were Ann (the Benefield’s oldest daughter) and husband Anthony — visiting from Tampa, FL. We all had fun together for a couple of days!

Both pics of the Salamanca cathedral were taken from our Airbnb — one about 10:30pm and the other at daybreak the next morning.

I snapped this from the balcony of our Airbnb about 10:30pm one evening. The cathedral was about 1/2 mile from our place.
And this taken from the same Airbnb balcony the next morning as the sun was rising.
Here Jennifer and I are exploring the University of Salamanca, standing near the cathedral.