University townSalamanca is home to the oldest university in the Hispanic world. Celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2018, the elaborately carved sandstone facade is a sight to behold. Behind it is the oldest library in Europe, housing over 900,000 books. Students come from all over the world to study at this illustrious institution, injecting vitality and youth into the atmosphere of the city.
UNESCOStay in a Bed and Breakfast Salamanca in the Old City. So beautiful and historically important, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. The University competes for attention with two magnificent cathedrals, the old and the new. The Cathedral Viejo (old) is a stunning example of 12th-century Romanesque architecture while its 16th-century counterpart is an ornate gothic structure. The two churches are connected by a charming square, the Patio Chico, said to be one of the nicest spots in the city.
Plaza MayorThe 18th-century baroque style square is the beating heart of the city. Lined with restaurants, trendy bars and shops it is a popular meeting point for the fashionable set in Salamanca. Choose a Bed and Breakfast Salamanca in the vicinity and be sure to visit the square in the evening. The Plaza is illuminated in spectacular fashion until midnight, creating a magical atmosphere not to be missed. Maybe try one of the local delicacies such as Hornazo, a tasty meat pie or Charreria, a hearty casserole made from chickpeas.
AirBnB SalamancaA cosy B&B or an AirBnB Salamanca are perfect choices for affordable accommodation during your weekend break or holiday. While searching for an AirBnB Salamanca, you should check out our fantastic range of guest houses available at Bed and Breakfast Salamanca. The perfect place to start your Spanish fiesta.