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Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

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Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

I am travelling to Spain in mid-September. I'm currently planning my itinerary and am looking for advice on whether to go to Salamanca.

Is it a 'must-see' city?

My schedule is a little tight, and think the choice comes down to the following: 4 nights in Madrid (and doing two day trips to Toledo and Segovia), or 3 nights in Madrid (only doing the day trip to Toledo) and 1 night in Salamanca.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

Salamanca is very beautiful. It reminds me of Cambridge with ancient university and buidings in similar coloured stone. Wonderful Plaza Mayor too. So defintely worth seeing but obviously if you have so little time in the Madrid area maybe you'll have to skip it.

You're only allowing one full day to visit Madrid itself as it stands; enough for sightseeing of top sites but not to long enough to include any museums.

Segovia is most famous for the Roman Aqueduct (it's still on my "must visit" list so can't comment on its merits).

Toledo is wonderful and a very easy day-trip from Madrid as it now has AVE high-speed train connection.

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2. Re: Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

Well, let me just say that Salamanca is one of my favorite little cities in Spain, however, it's a bit far from Madrid, and you'll need more than a few hours to appreciate all that it has to offer.

Personally, I wouldn't do both day trips either, because there's so much to see in Madrid...with such little time, I'd toss a coin between Segovia & Toledo for the day trip.


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3. Re: Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

definitely see Salamanca - at least for an afternoon

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4. Re: Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

If you do decide to go to Salamanca in September, which by the way is well worth a visit, bear in mind that from 8th - 21st. September the city celebrates its "ferias", therefore finding a hotel could be a bit of a problem.

Hope you have a lovely holiday.

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5. Re: Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

I just returned from a visit to Salamanca last July. It's a nice 2 hour train ride from Madrid and will be one of your highlights of the trip. The countryside on the way there is beautiful and Salamanca is amazing. A gorgeous plaza and a lot to see for a day or two. I would vote for one less day in Madrid and make sure to include a side trip and night to Salamanca. Madrid is nice but Salamanca will allow you to visit a smaller city. I would also recommend Hostal Plaza Mayor for your place to stay. Buena Suerte!

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6. Re: Is Salamanca a 'must see' city??

Definitevely you can not miss Salamanca, one of the cities with most charm in the country. Only make sure to avoid 8-21st of september, local festivities which add nothing interesting but crowds and full hotels. If you want to treat yourself a bit more but not to a 5*, I recommend Hotel San Polo or Casino del Tormes.

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