Salamanca and Western Iberia

Salamanca and Western Iberia

 

The 10th World Wilderness Congress will convene in the lovely and ancient town of Salamanca, situated near the Portugese border in Western Spain’s dehesa,  the rolling countryside full of  holm (live oaks) where is produced the finest jamon iberico (dried ham), and  close to cultural sites and wild areas.

Just a two-hour car drive from Madrid, and also served by train from Madrid’s Chamartin station, Salamanca is the right sized town, with excellent facilities and an ancient and well used Plaza.  The old town is full of tavernas, cervecerias (for beer and tapas), wonderful Spanish food and great (yet inexpensive) Spanish wines.  The town will turn out everything for WILD10 delegates, their citizens will be involved, and there are already strong working partnerships with the University of Salamanca (almost 800 years old!), the University Pontificia, and the museums.