Torre de la Caredral de Salamanca - Spain
Torre de la Catedral de Salamanca is a beautiful and elegant spire of the Romanesque-style Cathedral of Salamanca, built between the 12th and 15th centuries. With its ornate Baroque details, the 87-meter tall spire has been an iconic landmark of the city for centuries, and a popular tourist attraction known for its magnificent rooster-topped cupola. Visitors can climb the 365 steps inside the hollow spire to reach an observation platform at the top, which offers amazing views across the city. For those who prefer not to climb the stairs, educational exhibitions and videos inside the tower provide a chance to learn more about the history and architecture of the cathedral and its tower. The structure itself is a unique blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles, displaying the transition from one architecture style to the other. The tower used to be surrounded by thick walls, but today it stands as a sentinel-like figure in the heart of the city. The shadows of the towers, combined with the soft Spanish sunlight and the golden sand-colored stonework of the cathedral create an impressive sight both by day and night. Various art and craft galleries, antique shops and wine bars are located around the Tower, making it the perfect place for a memorable day out in the city.