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Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

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Address: Plaza Major, Salamanca, Spain
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+34 923 21 83 42

This 18th-century square is one of the largest in Spain.

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Heart of the city

Stunning plaza - the locals say it is the best in Spain - they might be right. All roads lead to it anyway, so hard to miss.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David W

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning plaza - the locals say it is the best in Spain - they might be right. All roads lead to it anyway, so hard to miss.

Thank David W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first place you visit when you're in Salamanca, probably one of the most beautiful squares in the whole world. Don't forget to have a nice coffee in one of the nice bars here!

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is big and lovely to be in and look around. Take the time to visit a café for a drink where you can watch the world around you. It can be full of students and yes some of them to sing as they sit or walk around.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best venues to people watch that I can remember. Grab a seat at a cafe and just admire the architecture

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning square, lots of restaurants to sit down in and take it all in. The square is lit up at night and is very picturesque.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

As Salamanca is a university town, there are young people all over. The main square seems to be a favorite meeting place with people sitting on the ground chatting and sunning themselves. The many cafes offer an excellent chance to have a drink or snack and watch people. The place is very clean, possibly due to the extremely noisy motorized... More 

1 Thank MusicalArt
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Convivial, picturesque square where coffee and food is a little more expensive but not outrageously so. A treat to spend time here!

Thank Helen J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Reminiscent of St Marks Square Venice, but not as expensive! Just a short stroll from the Cathedral.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a magnificent square, one of the best in Europe filled with tourists and locals, especially children chasing pigeons. The cafes are less expensive than most other squares in major European cities. Sit down. Have a beer. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Good spot to grab a coffee or drink and relax at in the afternoon sun. Very large square with several restaurants at the perimeter. Interesting to see, but typical of many Spanish city Plazas. Pretty quiet after 11pm with not much food/drink options.

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