Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Spain

The Plaza Mayor is in the heart of Salamanca, Spain, and is the most characteristic monument of the city. It is an urban space built as a Castilian Big Square, trapezoidal, which, with the time, became the center of social life of the city; cultural festivals and religious ceremonies are held there regularly. It was built in Baroque style between 1729 and 1756; Andrew II De Salamanca City decided to build it to reward the loyalty of the city during the War of Spanish Succession. It has galleries with arches in the center, medallions on arches, bearing the likeness of famous people such as the Catholic Monarchs, Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes among others. You can also observe the coat of arms on the arches of the great arches in the balconies and other architectural elements.

Tips

The square is the perfect place to go for a walk, to meet with friends and share a coffee or a drink in a local around there.

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle, Verdun, Quebec, Canada

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle is a store in Verdun specialized in the sale of sportswear, backpacks and accessories for people who like to walk or hike. If we find the name of Compostela included in the name of the store is precisely because you can find there all the necessary material to make the famous way to Santiago de Compostela but mainly because La Tienda, is the union of a concept that match all that is relative to this path; not only clothing and accessories but also Spanish courses, organized walks to acquire the rhythm to undertake the journey, informative sessions and even everything related to the journey in itself; flight, accommodation, etc. The shop has a friendly style and there is a coffee shop in it, Pilgrim’s café; where those who want a moment of relaxation and perhaps reading and information, can freely access. You will have a personalized service all the time.

Tips

To know the schedule of activities, you can subscribe to their info-letter. Consult the opening hours on their website. If you are traveling backpacking, La Tienda offers you the opportunity to prepare your backpack with you. You can also subscribe to their loyalty book that will allow you to save money in your future purchases.

Herboriste Marrakech, El Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco

Herboriste Marrakech is a herbalist shop in the Jewish quarter of El Mellah in Marrakech where many local guides take tourists after visiting the Bahia Palace. They call the store as ‘pharmacy’ and they say that it is a cooperative where women produce Argan oil, so well known these days as it is added to several products; and you can see at the entrance a woman who works with their hands and their feet while the person who welcomes you begins to explain the procedures for obtaining oil. You will be taken to a small room where you’ll find many great bottles with beautiful colors that will seem magical potions and you will be asked to drink something while you attend an explanation of different products on sale, of course. With the demonstration of several products you will have the opportunity to try a few of them while some integrating people of the group will receive massages from a representative of the cooperative to test argan oil.

Tips

If you are not ready to buy, it’s better to take a walk through the souk until the tour continues.
You might find this long but you can leave when you want and wait for the group outside.