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“Historical university town worth staying for more than a day”

Salamanca, Casco Historico
Ranked #2 of 98 things to do in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We had a day trip to Salamanca as part of our European river cruise and wished we'd been able to stay longer. It is a wonderful city with a small town feel given all the windy, cobble-stone streets, small shops displaying hanging legs of ham, inexpensive leather goods and friendly residents.

Plaza Mayor is of course, an impressive square full of laughter, food and amazing architecture. Be sure the visit the Library of Shells but just across the road, we also climbed the 187+ wooden steps of the Scala Coeli - well worth the spectacular 360o views of the city. There are many other attractions like the old and new cathedrals and the university district, but we just enjoyed exploring the little shops, listening to buskers, people-watching and being part of the daily life of this quaint and lively city.

Not to miss if you are in this part of Spain.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Salamanca is a monumental town, full of History and remarkable buildings. In fact, within Casco Historico everything is worth visiting or - if visitors don't have enough time - just looking at the monuments. From the stunning cathedral, to Casa de las Conchas, to the various buildings of one of the oldest univeristies in Europe, to the magnificent Plaza Mayor... nothing should be missed!
No doubt, the experience of a lifetime!

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Be careful of those tourist trains on wheels. They don't blow their whistles or whatever and they come up silently behind you when you think you're in a pedestrian zone so you assume you don't need to watch out. Particularly dangerous in front of the gardens by the new cathedral.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Salamanca city center is one of the most beautiful in Spain, Plenty of museums , churches, and history all around. There is a convenient mini train which will drive you all around and give you a glimpse of the casco historico. If you visit Spain, Salamanca is a must!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

every you go, you'll find a church, a palace, old buildings, "plazas", etc Salmanca's old city is full of history and also a vibrant town, with happy people!

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