Located just 2 hours away from Madrid, Salamanca is a great city to visit as a day trip, or better yet, stay a night or two and take in all of the culture and beauty that this UNESCO World Heritage City has to offer. Salamanca is perhaps best known for its university, which is the oldest in Spain (founded in 1218), and the third oldest in Europe. The University has a number of sites that can be visited. The city has a vibrancy and pulse that is quite unique, and stems from the buzz created by the students that come from all parts of Spain, and around the world, to study at this esteemed institution.
The best way to explore Salamanca is to take a walking tour with a local guide who will tell you about its history. You will be met by your guide either at your hotel or at the train station if visiting Salamanca as a day trip. On this 3 hour private tour you can explore the main sites in this historic city, including the university, Plaza Mayor and cathedrals. Your guide will customize the tour to include the sites that are of most interest to you.
A suggested itinerary could include visits to the following sites:
- Plaza Mayor – the center of city life and one of the largest squares in Spain
- Casa de las Conchas – the House of Shells, a symbol of St. James
- University of Salamanca – established in 1218
- Old Cathedral (12th C.) – Romanesque style
- Ne cathedral (16th C.) – some parts were rebuilt after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake
- Plaza Anaya – famous square near the cathedral
2020 Prices (for up to 8 participants) and other info:
- US $345 – Monday through Friday (start time from 9:00-10:00am or 2:00-3:00pm)
- US $395 – Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (start time from 9:00-10:00am or 2:00-3:00pm)
- Price includes a tour with an official licensed guide for 3 hours
- Price does not include entrance fees and transportation costs (if any), which are extra
- Common languages available: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German
- Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of the client
- Prices are subject to change
Photo credit: © Salamanca Tourist Board
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