Salamanca is surrounded by Renaissance art and cultural splendour, and it is known as the centre of wisdom. This city, called "mother of sciences", it’s the most popular for tourism in Castilla y León. It has a rich artistic heritage and many palaces, monasteries, squares, bridges, towers, and churches.
Salamanca will be forever linked to important literary figures like Miguel de Unamuno, Fray Luis de León, Fernando de Rojas, Cervantes or Nebrija. This city is definitely a World Heritage Site due to its unique aesthetic and its renowned university.
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The starting point of your walk through the city should be the spectacular Plaza Mayor. This emblematic square of baroque style consists of 88 arches where you can find medallions with the images of important influencers in Spain’s history. You will be impressed by its brightness due to the stone of Villamayor; it definitely gives the square a special tonality and personality. The Plaza Mayor is the meeting point for locals; it’s a lively square surrounded by cafeterias with wide terraces where you can observe the city’s beauty and locals’ daily activities. We recommend going to the Café Novelty; it’s the oldest in town and it was the meeting point for many illustrious characters. Also, inside the coffee shop, you will find the statue of Torrente Ballester.
After your visit, we suggest you to exit the square towards the Rúa Mayor and discover the beautiful Casa de las Conchas, which is now a public library. The name of Casa de las Conchas arises because in its Gothic style façade it has 350 scallop shells. In front of this building, you will see La Clerecía (the Clergy), a majestic building that together with the library form a monumental beauty.
Feel that you are part of this ancient treasure when you stay at any of our hotels in Salamanca, Spain. From our convenient hotel locations, you will be able to walk to the Palacio de Anaya, Hospedería Fonseca (guest house), and the Catedral Vieja. All these buildings are near gardens or schools and conveniently located in a quiet area. Leave your eyes wide open and admire the detailed facade of the cathedral; here you should search for the astronaut, one of the many hidden figures. We also recommend going up to its belfry and enjoy the view of Salamanca.
If you really like museums, in Salamanca there are many you shouldn’t miss. You must visit the Museum of Automotive History, the Casa Lis, the Art Museum of Salamanca and many other interesting buildings like the Palacio de Monterrey, the Convento de San Esteban, the Huerto de Calisto y Melibea (garden) and the Palacio de Orellana. Last but not least, we cannot forget about the majestic plateresque facade of the University of Salamanca. A legend says that students had to find the hidden frog in its detailed facade to be able to pass the course.
If you are traveling with your family or friends, we recommend reserving a few days to enjoy the fields in Salamanca and its vegetation. If you like hiking, we suggest visiting El Pozo de Los Humos, where you can admire the most famous waterfall of the province. Also, the famous Vía de la Plata; it goes through the Sierra de Béjar all the way to La Armuña. If you are looking for a magical place full of nature, you should visit Las Batuecas or La Peña de Francia, where you can admire a Dominican sanctuary and of course the spectacular views.
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