Things to see in Salamanca

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  • Salamanca is a city of contrasts. From the crowded city full of students who can alarm even the most stoic hermit to the architectural tour mystified by years of Castilian stories. The Plaza Mayor is an impressive centre that exe...
  • It is a truly special place. The entire city of Salamanca is imbued with magic, precious corners and spectacular views ... But of everything one can find in the city, my favourite has to be the cathedrals. No need to be a believer i...
  • The University of Salamanca is the second oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded in 1218 as a comprehensive school and later converted into a University by the wise Alfonso X in 1254. Like Oxfo...
  • This place is one of the most visited and beautiful in Salamanca, not only for its beautiful history but for the beautiful gardens wherein it rests. This is the garden of Calixto (Calisto) and Melibea, located on the old wall of Sal...
  • The Casa de las Conchas (House of shells) claims its uniqueness to the four winds that cross it. It brings a late Gothic style coupled with the renewed enthusiasm of the Renaissance but still keeps its Moorish feel. The Casa de las ...
  • The Roman bridge of Salmantica, which was the name for Salamanca during the period of Roman rule, is built on the River Tormes. No one knows exactly when it was built. There was talk of it during the time of Augustus and Trajan, ...
  • It is one of the most beautiful and lively places in Salamanca. Always full of walkers, outdoor activities, and people relaxing in the gardens, enjoying the great historical setting in which it is located.
  • It is always a great pleasure to walk along the banks of the Tormes in Salamanca. It has several bridges and parks, all well-kept and very quiet.
  • Salamanca can boast of many things, like the fact it houses the oldest university in Spain, created by Alfonso X in 1218 and without a doubt the most traditional of university buildings. Within its walls are students of every ilk...
  • The convent of San Esteban is one of the must see' in Salamanca. Its magnificent façade and beautiful interior mean that few visitors pass through Salamanca without visiting it, and few Salamancans do not return again and again to a...
  • The statue of Lazarillo de Tormes is located next to the church of Santiago in the city of Salamanca, next to the Puente Romano (Roman Bridge) and obviously the River Tormes. It is a tribute to the Spanish language as it is a monume...
  • In the centre of the Patio de las Escuelas (Schools court) of Salamanca is a monument to friar Luis de León, the poet and sixteenth century Spanish Augustinian. Friar Luis was a doctorate in theology and taught at the University ...
  • The park's history dates back to 1882, when it was decided to start work on the railway leading to Portugal. Work was delayed as it was difficult to get hold of all the necessary materials. To publicize the project, and exhibition w...
  • Rua Mayor is the main street of the old district of Salamanca. Exit the Plaza Mayor to get to the Cathedral, or rather the two cathedrals. Totally accessible by foot, this street is a favourite of the people of Salamanca for taking ...
  • The Miguel de Unamuno house museum is a beautiful building on Calle Libreros, of Baroque style, built in the eighteenth century. We find inside thousands of objects, and above all, books that belonged to Miguel de Unamuno, the famo...
  • The stone bull is one of the most important sculptures to be found in the city of Salamanca and also one of its most storied works, in fact it is mentioned in various pieces of Spanish literature. For example, it’s quoted in the "La...
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