Salamanca City Guide

Home to the oldest university in Spain, Salamanca is known for its beautiful historic architecture and traditional buildings as well as its authentic Spanish charm. There is no wonder why the historic centre of the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 as Salamanca is a picturesque, customary example of Spanish heritage.
As a university city, Salamanca has a classic atmosphere which makes it feel familiar and welcoming yet at the same time as having an endless supply of interesting places to see and visit. Charm is woven into its cobbled streets and squares and its central Plaza Mayor hums with the hustle and bustle of student life and the beauty of past times.
This travel guide to Salamanca attempts to be a perfect introduction to this historic city.

Travel Salamanca

How to get there

Situated in a central location, Salamanca is both a beloved Spanish destination and a nexus of transportation. Read more

Cathedral of Salamanca

What to See

While it can seem daunting at times, becoming familiar with the various districts is the first step towards truly understanding any city.Read more


What to Do

In a breath-taking city like Salamanca, it's hard not to be out and about soaking up the atmosphere! Whether sitting back at a terrace café and watching the world go by...Read more

Learn hereSalamanca got its early start around 400 B.C, when indiginous...

Culture & the Arts

Whether immersing yourself in Salamanca's infinitely interesting mix of museums, singing along to your favorite songs at a jam-packed concert... Read more

Trips from Salamanca

Situated in western Spain's community of Castilla-León, Salamanca is just over two hours from the ultra-cosmopolitan bustle of Madrid... Read more

Find the answers to all of your Salamanca questions by diving into our sections, where you'll find accurate and updated information about one of Spain's most culture-packed destinations.

How to Use this Guide

Our attempt is to give you the information that can be most helpful when planning a visit to Salamanca, from the basic details about Salamanca, to other practical facts, as the transportation section.