- I have been here: several times, the last one in November 2016, part of my family is from here.
- Number of days: the last time 4.
- My rating: 3/5.
Salamanca is perhaps one of the most interesting monumental cities in Spain. While this is something well known by the Spanish, there are not as many as perhaps it deserve foreigners who go to it, especially those who arrive in the country allowing short time; the fact is that the typical two weeks holiday does not allow to visit many imposing places of this country with so much to offer. Salamanca is, above all, a city with an excellent old town, with so many huge stone buildings that is sometimes difficult to orientate, a Roman bridge almost 2000 years old that is still in use and the largest and most beautiful square in the country no matter what people from Madrid may say. It is the seat of the oldest university in Spain and third oldest in Europe, which explains on one hand part of the monumental buildings and on the other the youthful atmosphere of the city and its thousand places to have a beer or a tapa.
It is also the capital of a quite interesting province if you have time. It stands out the dehesa in the zone next to Portugal border, where Duero river forms an encased valley with breathtaking views, very pleasant for navigation. The historical centers of some towns such as Candelario, Ciudad Rodrigo or La Alberca are also worth a visit.
WHAT TO SEE
- SALAMANCA CITY: ONE DAY ITINERARY
- CATHEDRALS: THE NEW AND THE OLD
- ONE DAY EXCURSION IN THE WESTERN PROVINCE: Ledesma, Arribes del Duero and Vilvestre
- THE BEST VILLAGES: CIUDAD RODRIGO, CANDELARIO AND LA ALBERCA
- TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO EAT AND ACCOMMODATION
Dedicated to my family in Salamanca and especially to the most mediterraneum salmantino, my father, happy birthday.