Salamanca: A Day Trip from Madrid

Spain, Salamanca Guide (B): Salamanca: A Day Trip from Madrid

Following an afternoon of exploration and adventure (and conquering that pesky fear of heights) in the Spanish town of Avila, we found ourselves back at the Renfe station and ready to board another train. However, instead of heading back to Madrid, we decided to continue west to the historic college town of Salamanca.

Salamanca is located in the Spanish province of Castilla y León some 200km west of Madrid, and just 80km east of the Portuguese border. It is one of the most important university cities in all of Spain, and is home to the University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1094 (not a typo). Each year, hundred of international students move to the city to continue their studies.

The Old City of Salamanca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, thanks in part to the University and other notable monuments in the surrounding area.

Just over an hour after boarding the train, we had arrived in Salamanca. After a quick Google search to situate ourselves on the map we were off! Down Paseo de la Estación we strolled, passing Parque de la Alamedilla and admiring the more modern side of Salamanca. Before we knew it and without much effort, we found ourselves at the doorstep of Plaza Mayor, the historic centre of the city. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Salamanca: A Day Trip from Madrid
Guide Location: Spain » Salamanca
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Paseo de la Estación   Parque de la Alamedilla   Plaza Mayor   Puente Romano de Salamanca   New Cathedral of Salamanca   Iglesia de San Sebastian   Plaza de San Isidro   Casa de las Conchas   Convent of St. Stephens  
Author: Kate Slean
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