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Unique features of Old Town Salamanca include the historical sites and cafes. Make a stop by Casa de las Conchas or Iglesia del Espiritu Santo La Clerecía while you're exploring the area.
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Historical sites and restaurants are notable features of Arrabal. You might consider stopping by Roman Bridge while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
You'll enjoy the bars and museums in Tenerías. You might want to make time for a stop at Salamanca Automobile History Museum or Monumento al Lazarillo de Tormes.
When in Vidal, you can plan a visit to La Calcografía and La Glorieta Bull Ring, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.
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Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021
The queen of the university cities never disappoints: Salamanca offers visitors culture, art, history and lots of fun. Salamanca is one of those exceptional places that knows how to maintain its historical charm while adopting the best of each era. At the same time, it is the storybook city that saw numerous figures associated with literature, both real and fictitious, rise and a fun city packed with students where you can find a party at any time of the year. Either reason is more than enough to start looking for Salamanca holiday package deals.
All tourist trails through Salamanca start from Plaza Mayor, where you can sit and have a drink on one of its terraces or simply admire the Baroque harmony of the square's structure, originally designed by the Churriguera. From there, you can stop by the Casa de las Conchas, one of the most original buildings of the city, with its emblematic stone shell ornamental detail. A short distance away you'll find the University of Salamanca, with its impressive Plateresque façade from the 16 th century, which conceals a lucky frog among its motifs, and its pretty interior cloister. Behind it loom the Gothic-style New Cathedral, on whose façade many try to find the mysterious figure of an astronaut, and the Romanesque-style Old Cathedral.
If you miss out on Salamanca holiday package deals because you think you've seen it all, you're probably mistaken. Finally, another location to earn a place on the list of must-sees in the city on the banks of the River Tomes is the Barrio del Oeste : a large street-art museum in broad daylight. Enjoy a concert there, have a drink in one of its bars, or simply stroll along its colourful streets.
Salamanca is a little over two hours' away from Madrid by car or by train. Its bus station connects with the main cities in Spain and even with some international destinations.
It's so easy to find cheap Salamanca holidays that you've no excuse to not come and discover the unique atmosphere of this city for yourself.