In the region of Castile and Leon in western Spain, Salamanca is set on a plateau above the Tormes River. The city is stunning with its architecture built with local sandstone. The principle university town in Spain, students come from all over the country to study in historic Salamanca. Those visiting should see be sure to see some of the following Salamanca attractions:
The Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco is a well-loved and patronized museum on the Roman Bridge. The impressive building is the only architecture of the early 1900s in the city.
On Plaza Juan, this fascinating cathedral was started in the early 1500s. Finished and dedicated in 1733, the unique architecture contains both Gothic and Baroque styles. The only other cathedral in the town is the Old Cathedral, connected to Catedral Nueva.
Centro de Turismo Rural Valle Agadon
Near Casa Lis, this reserved natural area along the river is a wonderful place to walk and take photographs of the countryside and wildlife. More rugged trails for hikes are also in the reserve.
All modern signs and advertising is banned from this huge, historic square. Delightful for casual meandering about the shops and cafes around the perimeter, the square is beautiful during the day and at night when it is lit.
Universidad de Salamanca
Begun in the early 1200s A.D. by Leon’s Alfonso IX, this university was soon famous as a leading educational institution in Europe supported by several of Spain’s monarchs. Tours are in Spanish.