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Europe Travel: Salamanca, Spain in 2 Days, 1 Night – Activity Recommendations

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This is a list of activity recommendations for two days, one night in Salamanca, Spain.


The basics

  • Salamanca, Spain
  • Travel to Salamanca from Avila, a one hour drive

Map of Locations

At-a-glance activities per day

Salamanca

Activity

Day 1

Walking Tour of Old Town
Plaza Mayor
Palacio Monterrey
University of Salamanca
Salamanca Cathedral
Roman Bridge and Tormes River
Plaza de Colón
Plaza Mayor

Day 2

Depart for Valladolid

Salamanca UNESCO World Heritage site

Location

Significance

Old Town of Salamanca

“This ancient university town north-west of Madrid was first conquered by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. It then became a Roman settlement before being ruled by the Moors until the 11th century. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, reached its high point during Salamanca’s golden age. The city’s historic centre has important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The Plaza Mayor, with its galleries and arcades, is particularly impressive.”
UNESCO World Heritage Center

Day 1: Arrive to Salamanca & settle in

Arrive to Salamanca from Segovia. Drop your bags off to the hotel and walk to the Old Town Square. Enjoy a drink on the patio before starting a walking tour

Map of Locations

Plaza Mayor: The heart of Salamanca surrounded by shops, restaurants and locals and university staff and students.
Palacio Monterrey: Example of Spanish Renaissance architecture.
University of Salamanca: The oldest Spanish university, and the third oldest in the world, dating back to 1218.
Salamanca Cathedral: Two churches from the 12th and 15th centuries join together to form the cathedral.
Roman Bridge & Tormes River: See if you can spot the city’s coat of arms. Provides access to the south part of Salamanca.
Plaza de Colón: A statue of Colombus stands in the center of the plaza, dating back to 1893.

Day 2: Wake up early and depart to Valladolid

Map of Locations


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