A stunning Renaissance city on a plateau above the Tormes River, Salamanca is the capital of the province of Salamanca in western Spain. Since 1988, the area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is Spain’s leading university town. Those visiting can take Salamanca tours to view the sites in and around the city.
Birding Discovery Tours
Bird watching is an amazing adventure in Salamanca Province. People can learn about birding. Guides lead groups on safaris that teach about conservation and the birds of Spain.
Plaza Mayor Walks
The largest city square in the country, Plaza Mayor was built in the 1700s. Today it is a lively place for locals and visitors, live music, outdoor cafes and a festive atmosphere. The place is perfect for absorbing the culture, taking photos and eating tapas. Around the plaza are fascinating historic buildings and some of the best Salamanca attractions you will see.
River Park Excursions
Along the city’s riverfront, parklands are great for leisure strolls and cycling. The park area has bicycle lanes, and bike hire is available. Markets and shops are also near the River Park, with plenty of Salamanca accommodation options also nearby.
Tormes River Cruises
River cruises can follow the waterway into Portugal. Additionally, for exploring Tormes around Salamanca, paddle boats can be rented. A boat ride is a good way to see the city and the river wildlife.
Train Day Trips
Day trips by train are easy from Salamanca’s train station to cities like Madrid and Toledo. Seeing the countryside on the train gives a unique perspective on Castile and Leon as well as the rest of the country.