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Salamanca Luxury Plaza
Salamanca 49 yd from city centre
Set within Plaza Mayor Square, Salamanca Luxury Plaza is located in Salamanca, 700 metres from University of Salamanca. This...
Los Angeles Plaza
Salamanca 57 yd from city centre
Situated right in Plaza Mayor Square, Los Angeles Plaza guest house offers simple rooms with free WiFi and a balcony, some...
Salamanca 59 yd from city centre
In the name of our entire team, we welcome you warmly to the Aparthotel El Toboso. We know how hard it is to start the day...
Ikonik Plaza Mercado
Salamanca 71 yd from city centre
Ikonik Plaza Mercado is set in a listed building in the centre of Salamanca, 100 metres from Plaza Mayor. It offers stylish...
Soho Boutique Salamanca
Salamanca 80 yd from city centre
The 4-star Soho Boutique Salamanca is perfectly located in the heart of the historic area of Salamanca. It lies right next...
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Located in the community of Castil and Leon in western Spain, Salamanca is the capital city of the Province of Salamanca. The city lies in the hilly landscape of the Tormes River, and in 1988 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Salamanca is regarded as being one of the most important university cities in the whole of Spain, and accordingly, it attracts thousands of international students every single year.
One of the best factors in making Salamanca such an easy and accessible destination to visit is that visitors are able to find cheap and affordable accommodation across the city.
Neighbourhoods of Salamanca
Salamanca consists of a number of districts:
- Centro: This is the historic centre of the city where you will find many of the landmark sights and attractions. The entire central district has been designated a UNESCO heritage site and includes the old and new cathedrals that sit beside each other and the main city square Plaza Mayor.
- Universidad: The university area of the city is characterised by quaint cobbled streets and narrow lanes that really feel like something out of the Harry Potter universe! Independent book shops and little sidewalk cafes line the streets, and tourists are able to visit many of the beautiful university buildings including the University Museum.
- Carmelitas: Carmelitas comes alive on Sunday mornings, hosting a weekly flea market that offers the best in vibrant Salamanca culture. The El Rastro market is a perfect blend of old and new culture in the city.
- Fontana: A quiet neighbourhood on the northern bank of the river boasts stunning university and religious architecture and hosts some of the city’s best museums including the Museum of Automotive History
- Tormes: Named for the river, this is a lovely area for a pleasant stroll and the beautiful arched Roman Bridge is a great spot for taking photographs.
What to see and do in Salamanca
There is always something to see and do in Salamanca no matter what time of the year you visit. Some of the best attractions that the city has to offer in include a visit to be Salamanca Cathedral, a stunning ornate structure that boasts a number of unique and intricate carvings, the Plaza Mayor which is the 18th century baroque public square, and the Casa de las Conchas which is an amazing shell covered Spanish Gothic palace. Other places of interest are the Museo Art Nouveau y Deco, Convento de San Esteban, and the Clerecía church.
What to eat in Salamanca
Salamanca has a rich culinary history and culture. Some of the dishes you should be seeking out to sample include chanfaina which is steamed rice with pork, charreria which is a classic peasant casserole with chickpeas, and perhaps the most famous of all, the hornazo which is a meat pie heavily associated with the region.
Typical events and festivals in Salamanca
Salamanca hosts a number of high profile and highly attended festivals across the year. Some of the most popular and well known include Semana Santa celebrations that take place across the Holy Week of Easter, the Nochevieja Universitaria student celebrations that take place in the last school week of December, and Fiesta de Santiago Apostol which commemorates the city’s Catholic saint and hero Saint James.
How to move around in Salamanca
One of the best ways to get around Salamanca for tourism purposes is definitely the city’s bus network. The network consists of 13 different bus lines that cover all key areas of the city, with added night buses for busy weekend periods. Alternatively, there is always a taxi service if you want more personal or immediate travel.
The climate in Salamanca
Salamanca is a city that experiences a very varied climate depending on the time of the year. The summers are fairly short, fairly clear, and very warm, sometimes rising up to as hot as 30 degrees for long periods. The winters, however, can be very cold and very wet, with average temperatures of somewhere around 6 degrees. This makes the best time to visit as a tourist generally the summer season between June and early September.