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Things To Do In Salamanca, Spain that will blow your mind

By Shanmugam - August 6, 2020
Things to do in Salamanca

Salamanca is a vibrant city made up of the young population. Moreover, the city has a plethora of religious and ethnic communities living all together in harmony. This outstanding city of Salamanca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The city also boasts for scenic eateries, breweries, and beautiful couple friendly cafes. Also, it has sandstone cathedral, memorials, and galleries dating back to the 13th century.

To give you a brief idea, there are a lot of things to do and see in Salamanca. All the monuments, structures and sightseeing places dates back to the early 16th century. Moreover, you can see building decorated with flowers, medallions, scallop shells, skulls, and animals. Moreover, people love visiting Salamanca University, which is one of the oldest education institutes in the world. From the best places to spend your time with loved ones to historic sites, Salamanca is a haven. Have a look at our guide on top things to do and see in Salamanca.

Things To Do In Salamanca
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List of things to do and see in Salamanca

  1. Explore the Old and New Cathedrals of Salamanca
  2. Visit the Salamanca University
  3. Stroll through the Plaza Mayor
  4. Halt at Parque de la Alamedilla
  5. Click pictures at Gardens of Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

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1.Explore the Old and New Cathedrals of Salamanca

Catedral Vieja is popularly called as the Old Cathedral of Salamanca. Built-in 12th-century, the cathedral features a 110-metre Romanesque structured clock tower. Also, the clock tower gives you a spectacular view of the old town. You can take an amazing picture of this tall clock tower. The tower is also called La Torre Del Gallo. Moreover, the cathedral features more than 50 paintings of biblical scenes dating back to the 15th century. New Cathedral is also called Cathedral Nuve dates back to the 16th century. The new cathedral has a mix of Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque architecture. What is so special about the new cathedral is, in 1992 a carving of an astronaut.

Things To Do In Salamanca
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2. Visit the Salamanca University

Visting the Salamanca University is one of the primary things to do in Salamanca. Salamanca University is one of the oldest university in the world. Founded in the year 1134, a portion of the campus is spread across the Old Town. The campus is very vast and it takes at least a day to explore the hidden gems fully. Moreover, the highlight of this university is the historic graffiti. These historic graffiti can be seen on the walls of a few buildings. The whole university and the ambience will give you a deep understanding of Salamanca’s history and heritage.

3.Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is one of the significant and historic attractions of the centre square of Salamanca. Moreover, Plaza Mayor recognised by UNESCO listed Old city. Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque architecture can be witnessed while your visiting the Plaza Mayor. Plaza Mayor boasts for more than 80 archways, clock tower and city hall. It is recommended to visit after sunset. Because the sandstone buildings in Plaza Mayor glows in golden colour after sunset. This made the people call Plaza Mayor as ‘Golden City’. You can also find many shops and restaurants nearby where you can have your dinner while watching the golden city.

Plaza Mayor
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4.Halt at Parque de la Alamedilla

Taking a break at Parque de la Alamedilla is one of the top things to do in Salamanca. Built-in 1882, it is one of the finest family-friendly park located near Salamanca’s Old Town. Moreover, children will love visiting this place so much. The park has a large dancing fountain, lake and play area for kids. The dancing fountain lits up right after sunset. Moreover, you can see a lot of swans, ducks and other birds swimming in the lake. It is one of the best places to spend your time with your family and loved ones. You can also see a lot of plants, trees and flower garden in this park. Parque de la Alamedilla turns out to be one of the best spots for family picnicking in Salamanca.

5. Gardens of Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

Gardens of Huerto de Calixto y Melibea is located on top of an ancient city wall. The garden has a plethora of colourful flowering plants and it makes this place even more picturesque. It is also one of the most secluded and less attracted tourist spots that will offer you a spectacular view of the entire city. Right from the entrance, the garden will give you a peaceful and heavenly experience. Moreover, visiting the Gardens of Huerto de Calixto y Melibea is surely one of the top things to do in Salamanca

Gardens of Huerto de Calixto y Melibea
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