Salamanca in 2 days
Salamanca is a Spanish city located in the region of Castilla y León, famous for its rich history and for being an important cultural and university center. If you have the opportunity to enjoy a weekend in this beautiful city, here are some of the activities you should not miss. It has many tourist sites and monuments (spanish content) that you should not miss.
If you arrive on Friday afternoon, we suggest a walk around Salamanca. If you don’t have enough time, you can select some of the options we show you on the previous page and enjoy the atmosphere of the center of Salamanca.
For the first full day in Salamanca (it can be Saturday) we recommend the selection of places and monuments listed in «What to see and visit in Salamanca in 1 day«: San Marcos church, the Plaza Mayor, the Casa de las Conchas, the Clerecía (Scala Coeli), walk along Calle de la Compañía, the University of Salamanca, the Miguel de Unamuno House-Museum, the New and Old Cathedrals, the Casa Lis, the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea and the Roman Bridge of Salamanca.
For the second day we suggest the following options:
- Walk along Calle Toro, a classic pedestrian street in Salamanca; just like Calle Zamora (which we recommend on the first day). Here you can go shopping, enter the Zara –which was a former convent and is worth seeing inside– and take a selfie with the statue of Vicente del Bosque in the Plaza del Liceo.
- Visit the Museum of Automotive History of Salamanca (spanish content), located in front of the Casa Lis (spanish content).
- Walk along Calle San Pablo (very close to the Plaza Mayor) because along the way you will be able to:
- Visit the Salina palace (spanish content).
- See the Clavero tower
- See the tower of Anaya
- See the convent of San Esteban (Los Dominicos): visit the cloister
- See the convent of Las Dueñas (Las Dominicas) (spanish content)
- Visit the Cueva de Salamanca (Salamanca Cave)
- See the ruins of the church of San Polo
- Sit with the sculpture dedicated to the poet José Ledesma, in front
of the ruins of the church of San Polo, next to the hotel San Polo.
- Tip: at the end of Calle San Pablo you will find El Laurel, a vegetarian restaurant, highly recommended.
- Take a bike ride. Click here to see a rental option.
- Walk along the riverside promenade. Between the Felipe VI and Puente Romano bridges, passing over the Enrique Estevan bridge. You will come across the jetty where you can hire a boat and in this area, you can also take photos with the Cathedral in the background.
- Have some milkshakes and cakes at Mandala, very close to the Casa de las Conchas (spanish content) and the Clerecía (spanish content).
- Visit the Salamanca Cave and the archaeological site Salmantica Sedes Antigua Castrorum: Interpretation centre of the Salamanca walls.
- Visit the Museum of Commerce
- Stroll through the Western Quarter and see the urban galleries.
- Take a guided tour
Salamanca is a city full of history and culture and has a large number of activities and tourist sites that make it an ideal destination to enjoy a weekend. Don’t hesitate to visit it!
This page has been updated on 7 February 2023.
Timetables and prices may have been modified; we recommend you to check the official information when your visit is about to take place. Salamancalia is not responsible for possible changes in the timetables and prices shown here.
Original photos of Salamancalia.