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“Watching people”

Salamanca's Plaza Mayor
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US$79.00*
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Avila and Salamanca Day Trip from Madrid
Ranked #1 of 98 things to do in Salamanca
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Owner description: This 18th-century square is one of the largest in Spain.
Hagen, Germany
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14 reviews
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“Watching people”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

One of the nicest places in Europe. You can sit in the cafes for hours just watching other people most of them being inhabitants or students.

Visited May 2014
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New England
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The energy during Semana Santa was exciting and the Plaza architecture is iconic. It is the place to meet in Salamanca.

Visited April 2014
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Lugo, Spain
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“Lunch in the sun!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

After strolling around the square it was wonderful to sit in the sun, passing the time enjoying lunch and people watching.

Visited April 2014
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Lucca, Italy
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“Party Time in Salamanca!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Not to miss. If you are fortunate enough to spend some time in this marvelous university city you will spend some time in the Plaza Major. It is 110% fun action. There is so much going on all at the same time. Students everywhere; some in costumes since they are having a bachelor party or hen party; others most likely doing a fraternity thing. There are numerous bars/restaurants serving tapas and reasonably priced drinks, especially Spanish beer and Sangria. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and there were thousands of people in the Plaza. Grab a table, order a brew and people watch for a few hours. It was a treat. We intermingled with some of the students; took group photo's for them and fortunately most of them spoke English so my survivor Spanish was not called into play. All in all one terrific place. jr

Visited April 2014
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Toulouse, France
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“Lovely Plaza”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Beats some of the other Plaza Mayors on other Spanish Cities hands down. Really beautiful day or night!

Visited April 2014
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