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Salamanca, Casco Historico

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Address: Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 639 82 17 17
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Beautiful Salamanca

The old heart of Salamanca is simply beautiful, with loads of squares and streets that take you back to another time. Really worth the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Kruishoutem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old heart of Salamanca is simply beautiful, with loads of squares and streets that take you back to another time. Really worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You’ll find more UNESCO World Heritage Cities in Spain that any other county, and the old city of Salamanca is a gem in the list. Its 2,000 yr. old history provides examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Salamanca is known as La Dorada ("The Golden City") because of the glow of its sandstone buildings. The ‘skyline’ is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you visit you can see why Salamanca's old centre is an Unesco World Heritage site. Its an easy stroll through the through the streets to explore the many shops, cafes, restaurants,and the stunning architecture. Its great to sit down and have a meal in the many outdoor restaurants and watch the world go by!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Salamanca's old centre is a Unesco World Heritage site. Each building is gorgeous and you will see many architecture students from many countries sketching the arches and towers. Be sure to climb the tower of the old cathedral.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The old centre of Salamanca is not only impressive (especially the grandiose Plaza Mayor) but very compact and easy to explore on foot. Highlights, apart from the Plaza Mayor, are the Casa de Conches, the twin Cathedrals, the University and the Roman Bridge - all within very easy reach of each other. There are many places to eat and drink... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Salamanca exceeded my expectations with a compact centre, easy to explore on foot and plenty of surprises, either in the form of photogenic corners or spectacular views of the principal religious sites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stunning. People watch, chat and drink at any time - you will not be disappointed. Have eaten in many of the bars - all have been poor/average. Doesn't detract from a beautiful setting. Evening is particularly special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A typical large Spanish town square. It is surrounded with buildings with splendid Spanish architecture, lots of cafes and restaurants. Great place to meet people and enjoy the city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It was interesting to learn that the houses overlooking the Plaza Mayor where originally built as guild -houses for the various trades (butchers, bakers, etc) before the aristocracy moved in, and that (little known fact) the balconies to the houses were actually regarded as public open spaces where any old Tom, Dick or Harriet had a right to view from,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great square,surrounded by bars and restaurants,a good place to meet and greet friends and family and very photogenic!

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