A lively, vibrant university city, with people from all walks of life whom offer a nice ambient and a great richness of its heritage, culture and cuisine. The city is World Heritage and has many historical buildings, all of which are located in the old town.

It is a city in which during the Renaissance splendor a lot of palaces, mansions, convents, schools and colleges, in which prevailed a characteristic and autochthonous architectural style: the Plateresco, were erected.

The Golden period in Salamanca (The Spanish Golden Age) is reached, at least in the cultural field, well into the seventeenth century and coincides with what has become known as the Golden Age of Spanish literature. It would not be difficult to cross at that time and in any street with writers, musicians, philosophical and so universal humanists as Francisco de Vitoria, Fray Luis de Leon, Francisco de Salinas, Miguel de Cervantes, St John of the Cross, Saint Teresa of Jesus, Luis de Góngora, Mateo Alemán, Vicente Espinel, Francisco de Quevedo, Calderon de la Barca and Lope de Vega.

Much later, during the Civil War there was a new parenthesis in which Salamanca was brief based headquarters of Franco's troops revolted against the Republic. After the conflict and after a prolonged war, the University returned to practice, once again, the role of the best catalyst of city life.

The arrival of democracy brought Salamanca, like the rest of Spain, a long period of social structure and economic prosperity, transforming it into a real university, cultural and tourist emporium. In 1988, the city of Tormes achieved international recognition by Unesco with its declaration as a World Heritage City.

Salamanca is a small city that can be explored on foot. To navigate it is pleasant to walk or bike, but you can also take the city bus (fare is € 0.95)

Salamanca tourist information

The Tourist Information Office performs tasks filing destinations, information and promotion of supply and visitor attention.

Following is the address and hours of the tourist office indicated Salamanca.

Plaza Mayor 32 37002 Salamanca Phone.: 923 21 83 42 / Fax: 923 26 34 09 informacion@turismodesalamanca.com

Map

Click the following link to download the official tourist map of the city in PDF.

Schedule of monuments and museums

To better organise your trips, download the document with the opening times of the city’s main museums and monuments or why not make your way to the Salamanca Municipal Tourism Office if you are already in the city.

Please remember that museums are closed on Mondays and that opening times may vary depending on the time of the year. There are also opening-time changes during festivals and public holidays. Some venues offer free entry at certain times during the week.

The current document can be downloaded from the following link:

Guided visits 

If you want to visit the city and get a better insight into its history, culture and traditions, what better that being accompanied by an official tourist guide. The tourist offices will provide you with all the information about the different guided tours that cater to all tastes: monuments, nightlife, convents, legends and quirky anecdotes…

Why not join one of the tours with daily departures from the tourist offices, prices vary between 6 and 7 Euros, and on top of that there is the entry fee to the monuments. The minimum number of people per group is 14.

If you are already part of a group, you can also book a private tour. Consult prices and the list of qualified tour guides in the attached documents.

Another great option is to discover the city on the Tourist Train, which departs from the Plaza de Anaya, next to the cathedral, and takes passengers on a tour of the city’s main tourist attractions. Tickets are 4.75 Euros per person.

if you prefer to go at your own pace, the Municipal Tourist Office also provides audioguides, available for a 24-hour period at a cost of 12 Euros (a 20-Euro deposit must be left, but this is reimbursed after returning the equipment). If you prefer you can download to your mobile device via a QR code.

You can also do guided bike tour, on these links you will find all the information:

http://www.itinerante.es/Rutas/Selector-por-localidad/Salamanca
www.bikecicletassalamanca.com

Brochures of the city

The tourist office offers you a set of brochures of the city. To access them click on the link below:

http://salamanca.es/es/servicios/oficina-de-turismo-on-line/folletos

Point of interest

Underground parking spaces

The page of the local police, in collaboration with the Town Hall, offers a complete list of underground parking spaces with which the city counts. You can check these parkings through the link below.

Municipal addresses and telephone numbers

In the Town Hall page also it is given information municipal buildings (address and telephone). It can be found at:

Telephone numbers of interest

  • Police / Traffic
    • Police (emergency): 091
    • Police station: 923 127700
    • Civil Guard (emergency): 062
    • Civil Guard (centralita): 923 127200
    • Civil Guard Tráfico: 923 193119
    • Local police (emergency): 092
    • Local police: 923 194440
  • Fire department
    • Salamanca: 080
    • Province: 923 288300
  • Health
    • Cruz Roja (emergencias): 923 222222
    • Emergencies: 112
    • Clínico: 923 291100
    • Hospital Virgen de la Vega: 923 291200
    • Hospital Santísima Trinidad: 923 269300
    • Urgencies: 923 217050
  • Services
    • Teléfono de la Esperanza: 923 221111
    • Telegramas: 923 262000
    • Tele Taxi: 923 250000
    • Objetos perdidos: 923 279195
    • Depósito de coches: 923 289555
    • Información meteorológica: 807 170365
    • Maltratadas: 900 333888
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